Volunteer Shoutout!

Volunteer appreciation

At TigerMountain Foundation (TMF), we consistently have numerous volunteers join us in our community gardens, in Phoenix, Arizona. Our team appreciates everyone who dedicates their free time to meet our community and assist in achieving our mission. Volunteers empower us to keep working together to bring opportunities, love, and pride to everyone around us.

Three remarkable volunteers stand out to us and we want to acknowledge them for all of their uniqueness. Each of them have spent more than a year with us in and around the gardens. Their endless support brings a tremendous amount of joy to our Phoenix communities. Every joke, laugh, hug, dig makes the day even more exciting when we get an opportunity to hang out with amazing people in our volunteer circle. 

Tyrese Wilson

When you’re heading to our next volunteer session, keep your eyes out for our volunteer Tyrese Wilson, one of our most humorous volunteers around TigerMountain Foundation’s gardens. Tyrese dedicates his time every week tending to the greenery at MAC 6. Our team loves to see his cheerful attitude and contagious smile.

Just recently, at the fourth Saturday gathering, Tyrese received a TMF shirt to thank him for all of his hard work. Tyrese walked up to the stage with a huge smile on his face, grinning ear to ear. As he grabbed the shirt he hugged Darren Chapman, our CEO/founder , and asked to say a few words. When he began to speak we were shocked to hear him freestyle his own song he had written recently. Everyone enjoyed the positive message he conveyed through his lyrics. 

Everyone here can confirm that Tyrese brightens the day with his humor and jokes. He always makes us laugh and feel at ease no matter the situation. We love Tyrese’s bright and cool personality and are so thankful for the dedication he has towards community.

Mark Beehler

Mark Beehler, our garden guru volunteer, always improves The Garden of Tomorrow in Phoenix with his innovative insights. Mark presents as a smart and caring individual, and we are lucky to have him. 

When talking to Mark, he mentioned how he loves the connections he has built and the community as a whole each time he comes to volunteer.

At TMF, we realize how much he contributes to our community that he loves and hope he knows how much of an impact he makes. 

Mark Beehler, our Phoenix volunteer receiving a shirt from TMF
When talking to Mark, he mentioned how he loves the connections he has built and the community as a whole each time he comes to volunteer. At TMF, we realize how much he contributes to our community that he loves and hope he knows how much of an impact he makes.  Mark led the way to help create a micro garden at the Garden of Tomorrow’s entry way. “I remember when he came up with the idea of using paint stirrers to create this unique picket fence around an area that was being underutilized.” Stephanie, TMF staff. Mark came out during a 4th Saturday experiential service and learning volunteer session and had people of all ages let their creativity shine in their contribution to painting a paint stick. Today this garden stands as a testament of community, contribution, and creativity. 
Garden of Tomorrow

When we walk into the Garden of Tomorrow, as we harvest carrots, spinach, flowers and more we are reminded that Mark is an absolute asset to our community. We look forward to seeing Mark come out to the gardens on his bike every Friday with his smile, innovation, and leadership. 

Mark continues to create positive differences in the community and Phoenix gardens, and we are so happy he found us. He impacts us in ways that we will forever treasure. 

Gary Streeter

Gary Streeter receiving a TMF shirt for being an amazing Phoenix volunteer.

Gary Streeter describes TMF as phenomenal and loves how we share and care for each other. Little does he know that TMF feels that same way about Gary! To TMF, when we see Gary, we see a strong, inspirational leader. He carries such selfless love and has consistently encouraged others to grow as  individuals. 

Gary deserves to be recognized for his dedication to bring others to our community and better everyone around him. Every time he volunteers you can guarantee that Gary will not be alone, he always brings a platoon of volunteers with him from The Mission Continues, to multiple garden sites within Phoenix. This includes The Garden of Tomorrow and Brooks People’s Garden. 

The Mission Continues, led by Gary Streeter, volunteering in TMF's Phoenix community garden

We are grateful for his presence and cannot believe he has already been volunteering with us for almost 3 years! 

Our own team member, Rodney Smith, shared with us how Gary impacted his life through Next Level performance. Gary, being a seasoned mentor, saw the spark within him, he took Rodney under his wing. With Gary’s guidance, Rodney adopted healthier habits, started managing his finances wisely and investing in his well-being. Rodney continues to thrive as an individual, and he credits Gary for making a huge impact on his life.

TMF thanks all of these volunteers for their dedication, time, and love to our foundation. We deeply appreciate all of you. These volunteers have inspired many more to join our cause and hope they inspired you.

If you would like to meet our volunteers or join our cause please consider joining our next experiential service learning session  in Phoenix and volunteering!

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Audubon Day!

Audubon fourth saturday

Come join us for a day of Restoration at the Audubon.

Volunteer for Nature with TigerMountain at the Audubon

🌿 Date: March 23rd, 2024
📍 Location: Nina Mason Pulliam Audubon, 3131 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Time: 8 AM – 11 AM

We at TigerMountain Foundation are proud to collaborate with the Audubon Society and other distinguished partners for a rewarding day dedicated to nurturing our natural world.

We’re Rolling Up Our Sleeves For:

🌳 Native Habitat Restoration: Aid in the healing of our ecosystem.
🌱 Tree and Native Shrub Planting: Plant native species that thrive in our environment.
🐝 Native Pollinator Build Out: Construct habitats crucial for our local pollinators.
Hosted by:

TigerMountain Foundation
Audubon Society
And our othertion partners
This event is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our local habitats while learning about the flora and fauna that make our region unique. Connect with like-minded individuals, gain hands-on experience in conservation, and make a tangible difference in your community.

Join us for a day of ecological stewardship and be part of the global movement towards sustainability. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a newcomer eager to learn, your efforts will help ensure a greener tomorrow.

Partners for the Event:

Society for Ecological Restoration
Microsoft
City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department
Arizona State University
Rio Reimagined | Arizona Sustainability Alliance
Bring your enthusiasm, wear comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activity, and let’s make a positive impact together.

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Big Catz Culinary Farmers Market and Fundraiser

Big catz culinary farmers market

🍏🌽 Big Catz Culinary farmers market is Back! Join Us for a Night of Flavor and Impact! 🌶️🍎

Get ready for a culinary adventure that makes a difference. TMF is hosting another Evening Market; we’re thrilled to invite you to our next flavorful journey!

Experience an evening like no other, where the aromas of fresh, local produce mingle with the joy of giving back. At Big Catz Culinary farmers market and fundraiser, we’re on a mission to bring healthy foods to the communities in and around Phoenix.

What to Expect:
🌽 Farmers Market: Explore a vibrant market filled with farm-fresh delights. From organic veggies to artistically crafted jams, discover a world of flavors.

🍴 Culinary Delights: Savor delectable dishes crafted by talented local chefs. Every bite supports our cause!

🎶 Live Entertainment: Groove to the tunes of local musicians and dancers, creating the perfect ambiance for a memorable evening.

Silent auction and raffle will be held this night.

By attending this event, you’re not just treating your taste buds; you’re making a real impact. Your presence helps us bring healthy food options to food deserts in Phoenix.

Share the love of good food and community. Invite your friends and family to this culinary fundraiser that promises great food and even greater change.

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Volunteer at Mac6 Community Garden

At the Community Garden discover the beauty of sustainability and community at Tigermountain Foundation’s edible landscape at MAC6 coworking space in Tempe, Arizona! Are you passionate about nurturing the environment and want to make a positive impact? Join us in this unique blend of work and nature.

About Us:
Nestled amidst the bustling co-working environment of MAC6, our community garden stands as a testament to transformation. Once a xeriscape, it has blossomed into a lush, thriving, Edible Landscape that not only sustains us but also enriches our community.

What We Offer:

volunteer at mac6 community garden

Zelle is part of our volunteer family! We planted prepped and harvested the Mac6 community garden.

  • Hands-On Gardening: Get your hands dirty and learn the art of sustainable gardening. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a budding enthusiast, there’s always something new to discover.
  • Office with a Purpose: We don’t just cultivate plants; we also nurture ideas. Our on-site office provides opportunities for administrative work and collaboration, bridging the gap between the digital and natural worlds.
  • Community Connection: Be part of a passionate community dedicated to sustainable living and fostering connections. Share your skills, learn from others, and make lasting friendships.

Why Volunteer with Us:
By volunteering at our Edible Landscape, you’re not only helping us grow fresh produce but also contributing to a more sustainable future. You’ll find joy in the simple act of planting a seed, tending to the garden, and sharing the harvest with those in need.

Join Us Today:
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just looking for a unique way to give back, we invite you to be a part of our growing family. Together, we’re sowing the seeds of change, one garden bed at a time.

Come volunteer with Tigermountain Foundation’s community garden at MAC6 and be a force for positive transformation in Tempe, Arizona. Your journey towards sustainability starts here!

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Volunteer at Mac6 Community Garden

At the Community Garden discover the beauty of sustainability and community at Tigermountain Foundation’s edible landscape at MAC6 coworking space in Tempe, Arizona! Are you passionate about nurturing the environment and want to make a positive impact? Join us in this unique blend of work and nature.

About Us:
Nestled amidst the bustling co-working environment of MAC6, our community garden stands as a testament to transformation. Once a xeriscape, it has blossomed into a lush, thriving, Edible Landscape that not only sustains us but also enriches our community.

What We Offer:

volunteer at mac6 community garden

Zelle is part of our volunteer family! We planted prepped and harvested the Mac6 community garden.

  • Hands-On Gardening: Get your hands dirty and learn the art of sustainable gardening. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a budding enthusiast, there’s always something new to discover.
  • Office with a Purpose: We don’t just cultivate plants; we also nurture ideas. Our on-site office provides opportunities for administrative work and collaboration, bridging the gap between the digital and natural worlds.
  • Community Connection: Be part of a passionate community dedicated to sustainable living and fostering connections. Share your skills, learn from others, and make lasting friendships.

Why Volunteer with Us:
By volunteering at our Edible Landscape, you’re not only helping us grow fresh produce but also contributing to a more sustainable future. You’ll find joy in the simple act of planting a seed, tending to the garden, and sharing the harvest with those in need.

Join Us Today:
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just looking for a unique way to give back, we invite you to be a part of our growing family. Together, we’re sowing the seeds of change, one garden bed at a time.

Come volunteer with Tigermountain Foundation’s community garden at MAC6 and be a force for positive transformation in Tempe, Arizona. Your journey towards sustainability starts here!

See Details

Volunteer at Mac6 Community Garden

At the Community Garden discover the beauty of sustainability and community at Tigermountain Foundation’s edible landscape at MAC6 coworking space in Tempe, Arizona! Are you passionate about nurturing the environment and want to make a positive impact? Join us in this unique blend of work and nature.

About Us:
Nestled amidst the bustling co-working environment of MAC6, our community garden stands as a testament to transformation. Once a xeriscape, it has blossomed into a lush, thriving, Edible Landscape that not only sustains us but also enriches our community.

What We Offer:

volunteer at mac6 community garden

Zelle is part of our volunteer family! We planted prepped and harvested the Mac6 community garden.

  • Hands-On Gardening: Get your hands dirty and learn the art of sustainable gardening. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a budding enthusiast, there’s always something new to discover.
  • Office with a Purpose: We don’t just cultivate plants; we also nurture ideas. Our on-site office provides opportunities for administrative work and collaboration, bridging the gap between the digital and natural worlds.
  • Community Connection: Be part of a passionate community dedicated to sustainable living and fostering connections. Share your skills, learn from others, and make lasting friendships.

Why Volunteer with Us:
By volunteering at our Edible Landscape, you’re not only helping us grow fresh produce but also contributing to a more sustainable future. You’ll find joy in the simple act of planting a seed, tending to the garden, and sharing the harvest with those in need.

Join Us Today:
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just looking for a unique way to give back, we invite you to be a part of our growing family. Together, we’re sowing the seeds of change, one garden bed at a time.

Come volunteer with Tigermountain Foundation’s community garden at MAC6 and be a force for positive transformation in Tempe, Arizona. Your journey towards sustainability starts here!

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