An okra flower
Six months later, the garden we have started, with the help of the women, is thriving and abundant. This experience inspires us to continually reach out to the community to cultivate gardens like this one, that provide health, happiness, and of course, delicious produce!
Sister Jose Women's Center
This year in March of 2018, we reached out to Sister Jose Women's Center in Tucson with the purpose of bringing goodwill and positivity to the residents by building them an edible garden, as we are firm believers in the health benefits for the body, mind and spirit that stem from the process of growing and nurturing a garden. Through our GoFundMe campaign, we were able to raise the money to begin a beautiful garden for the ladies of this shelter, where we regularly pay visits and garden with the residents, to connect with them and to give our guidance and education.
Our Campaign is still accepting donations that will go towards ongoing education and maintenance, and potentially new garden installations.
Cultivating Hope for Homeless Women
Thrive and Grow Gardens needs your help raising funds to plant a vegetable, flower and herb garden for the Sister Jose Women's Center (Sisters Helping Sisters), a charity in Tucson Arizona.
The homeless women who come to this shelter have been victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking, and have experienced tremendous violence in their lives...
Rincon Farmers Market
Come visit the Thrive and Grow Gardens booth at the Rincon Valley Farmers Market!
Rincon Valley Farmers & Artisans Market
Every Saturday from 9am - 1pm (OCT.– MAR.) & 8am – 12pm (APR – SEP.)
12500 East Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85747
This weekend event is fun for the family - there are local vendors selling locally grown food, freshly roasted coffee, baked goods, tortillas, salsas, ready-to-eat food and a variety of handmade artisan goods.
Owner, Michael Ismail and his daughter
At our booth inside the big green and white barn, we're stocked on soil amendments and fertilizers, ollas, fresh worm castings, mulch and compost, as well as our custom made raised garden beds on display which are available to be taken home that day. You can also arrange to pick up any products you purchased online here at the market.