Friendship Evergreen Community Garden at Ehrhardt Park

Carolyn Woods: Our New (First) Garden Coordinator at Friendship Evergreen Garden

Carolyn has her MBA and is a certified landscaper through the Desert Botanical Garden. She comes to Friendship Village Tempe after spending decades in high-tech marketing. She works in the new community garden Tuesday to Saturday mornings while she pursues her next degree in landscape horticulture and shifts from gardening as a hobby to a second career. She is passionate about urban gardening and garden tourism.

Carolyn moved to Arizona twenty years ago from the San Francisco Bay Area. Now she lives in Chandler after raising her kids in Gilbert, where she was president of her HOA for many years. She has lived in several countries and welcomes any opportunity to speak German and to improve her French and Spanish. Her hobbies include yoga, vegetarian cooking and travel.

We are Planting!!!

All Paid up Gardeners are starting to plant their plots. So exciting to see it come to life.

New Photos of our Progress

The tool shed with shelving under construction. Each gardener will have an individual bin for storing gloves and handtools.
Contemplating drip hose lines and manure for spreading
The greatFVT Grounds Team who have worked tirelessly to finish the garden
Celebrating the completion of manure spreading
There are five supplementary hoses available for hand and tool washing or for your plot

It’s Happening, the Garden is Open

All gardeners who have paid for their plots have been in the garden and placed their name stakes. If you haven’t paid yet, now is the time to do it. Once you have paid you will be notified when to come to the garden and pick your plot.

We anticipate the added nitrogen to arrive this Wednesday and be spread soon after. Once that is done and the drip lines are installed in each plot we will be ready to open for planting.

Here are the latest photos.

Gardeners picking their plots.

These are the drip lines each plot will have.
Meyer Lemon Trees have been planted along with other new trees that will provide shade and beauty to the garden.

Plot Questionnaire and Assignment Request

Friendship Evergreen Community Garden Background, Information and User Guidelines

Friendship Evergreen Community Garden Annual User Agreement Form and Liability Waiver

New Photos 8/8/2020

The east Gate entrances to the garden and park

New Aerial Garden Photo

Showing the garden from above. Photo courtesy of RYAN Co.

Aerial view showing planter boxes and expansion areas

New Photos 8/6/2020

Closer and Closer, everyday brings the garden closer to completion.

The compost bins are at the east end of the garden
There are six bins where compost in varying stages will be rotated
The east service gate from within Friendship Village is almost complete, the driveway is being prepared.

Progress Status Report