We Don't Just Plant Fruits & Vegetables
We Cultivate Better Communities - Through Co-Op Gardens in Phoenix, AZ
Our mission is simple: To empower communities to better themselves from within. We do this through community garden volunteer work through Co-Op gardens in Phoenix, AZ and landscaping initiatives. In South Phoenix, and other challenged communities where we work, there are high rates of incarceration, poor health choices and a low ranking education system. So how do we combat these challenges? Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). That just means we don’t give a hand out, we give the community a hand up.
The TigerMountain Foundation (TMF) plants fruits & veggies while cultivating better communities. This is done through community garden volunteer work. Our multi-cultural, inter-generational Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) means we don’t give a handout, we give the community a hand up.
The 4 educational tenets of TMF are:
- Learning how to grow vegetables free of chemicals
- Learning the importance of good nutrition
- Workforce Development
- Learning how to work as a team with people of very different backgrounds