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:

  1. Learning how to grow vegetables free of chemicals
  2. Learning the importance of good nutrition
  3. Workforce Development
  4. Learning how to work as a team with people of very different backgrounds

How We Empower Communities To Help Themselves

  • Restore pride in a community through beautification of vacant lots.
  • Inspire people to volunteer and engage in their community.
  • Provide youth the skills they need to prepare them for employment—and a better life.
  • Provide people on-the-job opportunities through landscaping, planting in community gardens, and selling and marketing what they grow at farmers’ markets.

Our Values: “TIGER”

  • Tenacity: Aggressively change your own condition
  • Integrity: Strive for authenticity and honesty in living one’s life
  • Greatness: Dare to be epic and proud
  • Empowerment: Take responsibility for life choices and their outcomes
  • Resiliency: Never give up

Thank you goes out to our Sponsors