local growing project in Phoenix

Local Growing Project In Phoenix

Darren Chapman, CEO of TigerMoutain Foundation, welcomes visitors to the Garden of Tomorrow in South Phoenix in Arizona. TigerMountain Foundation is a local growing project in Phoenix, AZ. 

The TigerMountain Foundation reverses that problem through our community gardens and landscaping initiatives. These initiatives also teach practical life skills to kids, adults and seniors, keeping them out of jail, and improving their lives and community.

TigerMountain Foundation empowers people by building flourishing community gardens and through our multi-ethnic and multi-generational Garden and Landscape/Agriscaping Initiatives. Additionally, we mentor participants thru an active and healthy eating lifestyle, completion of goals and a Personal Strategy Roadmap. Also, we help transition them into workforce development skills preparing them to earn a living wage.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: To empower communities to better themselves from within. 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.

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.