Greening Harmony


Building Community Through Building Gardens

Greening Harmony is a grass roots neighborhood organization that started in the Harmony area of West Sedona in 2012. With the support of Gardens for Humanity and funding through the Sedona Community Foundation and the Verde Valley Medical Center we’ve been actively working together to build community through building gardens.

Our projects include:

Greening Harmony Garden Tour

  • Provide assistance to develop new backyard gardens
  • Teen internships for garden training and jobs
  • Educational programs
  • Neighborhood newsletter
  • Garden tours
  • Harvest Festival
  • Bulk buying opportunities for garden supplies

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Our broad commitment is to share and teach about gardening, wellness and the value of respect for earth’s limited resources. We accomplish this through demonstrating, teaching and assisting residents to grow nutritious food, to build rich healthy soil, and to adopt conservation strategies such as permaculture, slowing water, and rainwater harvesting. We are thereby working together to promote a healthy community and a healthy environment.

This project is a model for building a gardening community that develops friendly relationships while producing fresh and delicious vegetables and beautiful gardens; where neighbors share resources and information that enhance their quality of life and provide opportunities for working together.

“One way Greening Harmony has helped me is the way I now look at life. Every gardener knows that weeding is not the most fun job, but it is a job that needs to happen. This very lesson has taught me, not only as a gardener, but as an individual as well, to weed out the negative things in my life so my own personal garden can grow positively and flourish. This learning experience has changed my life in a very helpful way.” –Teen Intern

New Greening Harmony programs for 2014-15:

After school teen internship program at Red Rock High School called Greening Seeds teaching sustainable gardening, job skills and providing opportunities for paid jobs helping residents with their gardens.

Adult Mentorship program available to any resident wishing to deepen their knowledge of gardening by working along side of one of our Greening Harmony mentor gardeners.  You can sign up for four sessions, one a week, for a month, or six sessions, one a month, for six months. GH gardeners will provide individual gardening mentorship, backyard garden consultations and guidance.

donate to Greening HarmonyClick here to donate and become a sponsor of Greening Harmony! Help us expand our Gardening and Wellness services, Adult Mentorship and Teen Internships to the broader community.

This project was made possible from 2012-2014 by generous grants from: Logos-SCF-VVMC

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