The Urban Agriculture work group was initially created to map community garden assets in the county and provide leadership and guidance to community gardeners. This effort transitioned into the Community Gardeners of Maricopa County.

Now, this work group supports new and existing urban agriculture projects and advocates for sustainable solutions and practices. We hope to provide a platform that connects people and organizations – whether they want to start working, continue learning, or maintain compliance with laws and regulations – interested in urban agriculture to one another and to useful resources.

Current Activities

  • Collaborating with Urban Agriculture Advocates
  • Combing resources for community growers and gardeners

  • Advocating for agricultural land-use in Maricopa County
  • Supporting the Institution for Food and Farming in Phoenix

Work Group Meetings

The Urban Agriculture Work Group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please see the calendar for upcoming meeting information.

Volunteer opportunities

The Urban Agriculture working group is currently seeking volunteers who have an interest in the Maricopa County Food System  to help support a baseline census project. Individuals who are interested in improving the Maricopa County Food System, desire professional development, and have a few hours a month to spare are encouraged to fill out this volunteer recruitment form to indicate skills, interests and availability. 

Anthony D. Kamson, PhD

Registered Investment Adviser, Kamson Financial

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Urban Agriculture Work Group Resources

An introduction to urban farming

From types and benefits to strategies and regulations


Creating Resilient Communities Work Book

A how-to resource guide for cultivating resiliency in local communities


Arizona Sustainable Community Garden Resource Guide

Your Guide to Establishing and Sustaining a Community Garden in Your Neighborhood

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Did you know that the number of farms in Maricopa County decreased 24% from 2012 to 2017? Helps us secure urban farmland from disappearing by coming to one of our meetings!

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