FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
715 North Tonopah Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89106
Email : email@example.com
Phone : 702-636-4152
When Did the Garden Open?
Vegas Roots opened March 2010, but was originally known as Tonopah Community Garden.
Who is the visionary and founder?
Is it a registered Non Profit or 501c3 ?
Yes. The garden is operated through Together We Can, a registered 501c3.
How many staff work at the garden ?
Together We Can is currently staffed by Rosalind Brooks, Founder and Executive Director, and a full-time staff member who manages volunteers, operations, and communications. The building and maintenance of the garden is supported by hundreds of community volunteers and visitors.
What days and times is the garden open ?
Summer Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. From 9 am to 2 pm.
Winter Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. From 9 am to 1 pm.
How do you water the garden ? When and how often ?
The plots are automatically watered with a drip system that we install in each plot. It waters twice a day.
When are your different growing seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) ? Do you have a dormant season ?
Las Vegas has a year round growing season unlike most growing cities. We keep a list at the garden of what grows well during the current season.
Who do you distribute the produce to ? Do you provide to local supermarkets, restaurants, or community instutions ?
Produce is donated to a local senior center as well as the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. We also give produce to any individual or family who is in need. The community is also able to come to the garden to buy fresh produce. True farm to fork!
I heard the garden needs volunteers ? How can I volunteer ?
Come visit us on the days that we are open or fill out the volunterr form available on this site.
My organization/company wants to Volunteer ? Can you accomodate large groups ?
Yes. For large groups, please call or email at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Email us the date you would like to come out (must be the days we are open), and our volunteer coordinator will schedule the visit with you.
How long do Volunteers work at the garden ?
1-2 hours per visit. (Depending on the Volunteer)
What tasks would (I / We) be doing ?
It depends on what is needed that day, but typical activities include: planting, weeding, painting, digging, and garden cleanup.
How much does it cost to rent out a plot or a space ?
It costs $500/year and includes the building of the plot (50sq. ft.), organic soil, irrigation, water, tools, support, seeds and plant starters of veggies that you want to plant and a wooden sign to paint and personalize your garden.
We are a self funded garden with no city or government funding so we have to cover all of the garden expenses on our own. When you think about it, that’s a $42/month or $10/week investment to grow fresh, chemical free veggies year round and it helps to support a wonderful project.
Adopt a Plot: How does planting in the garden work ? Do volunteers get a plot of their own, or is it communal ?
People can either volunteer helping us plant as well as helping out in other areas of the garden, or they can rent out their own space of which they will be the only one to harvest from it.
Do I have to call first ?
Can I bring my Children ?
Yes, we also have kid friendly activities.
Can I bring my compost ?
Yes but call us for information on what we consider compost. 702-636-4152
Do ( I / We ) maintain our plot or does staff at the garden take care of it ?
Yes, you take care of your own plot. There will be help there if you need it. The time invested can be as little as coming down once a week to check on your plot.