Welcome to Gardens for Humanity

Gardens for Humanity’s mission is to develop and share our relationships with Humanity and Nature through gardening, art, and education.

Founded in 1996, Gardens for Humanity has worked for ecological education to help give our children and all members of our community the values, tools and experiences needed to seek and regain balance with the natural world. Our many Programs and Projects throughout the years have helped to enrich our Verde Valley area from personal wellness to schools and communities.  Read more about what we do.

Click on images below to learn more about the projects pictured.

  • SCHOOL GARDENS PROGRAM | West Sedona School SCHOOL GARDENS PROGRAM | West Sedona School
  • EDUCATION PROGRAM | Idea Gardens Tour - Growing and Using Herbs EDUCATION PROGRAM | Idea Gardens Tour - Growing and Using Herbs
  • ART + ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM | Celebrating the Art in Earth ART + ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM | Celebrating the Art in Earth
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM | Beekeeping Workshop COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM | Beekeeping Workshop
  • ART + ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM | Celebrating the Art in Earth: The Life of a Tree ART + ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM | Celebrating the Art in Earth: The Life of a Tree
  • HOME GARDENS + WELLNESS PROGRAM: Greening Harmony HOME GARDENS + WELLNESS PROGRAM: Greening Harmony
  • COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM | Sedona Winds Wheelchair-Accessible Garden COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM | Sedona Winds Wheelchair-Accessible Garden
  • SCHOOL GARDENS PROGRAM | Red Rock High School Garden SCHOOL GARDENS PROGRAM | Red Rock High School Garden
  • COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM | Peace Garden at Sedona Creative Life Center COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM | Peace Garden at Sedona Creative Life Center
  • COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM | St. John Vianney Community Garden COMMUNITY GARDENS PROGRAM | St. John Vianney Community Garden
     

 

Seed Library News

Beaver Creek – Saturday, January 14, 2022, 1:30 pm -2:30 pm: This month, the focus will be on pruning at the Wild Heart Farm in Rimrock.  More information >>

Cottonwood – Saturday, January 28, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Seeds for the 2023 Spring and Summer Season will be available. The Verde Valley Seed Library is every fourth Saturday at the Cottonwood Library. We will take a break for Thanksgiving and Christmas. More information >>

Verde Thumbs Garden Club

Learn more about our monthly meetings that bring together gardeners from all over the Verde Valley. There are great presentations and lots of sharing. Find out more >>

Verde Valley Food Policy

Gardens for Humanity works with other community partners in the food, agriculture, and nutrition sectors as part of the Verde Valley Food Policy Council. We developed a comprehensive food policy and an action plan that promote strategies to create a sustainable, healthy, nutritious, and accessible local food system for all our residents and visitors to our region. Find out more >>

Resources

To download a Vegetable Planting Guide for the calendar year: Click here>>
To download a Garden/Landscaping Planning Worksheet: Click here>>
Start a garden and grow your own food, slideshow and resources: Learn more >>
Home gardening activity kits for home and school: View here >>