FAQ’s

General Information
When did the garden open?
Who is the visionary and founder?
Is it a registered 501c3?
How many staff work at the garden?
Which days are the garden open and what times?
What changes do you see for the future?
How do you water the garden? When and how often?
When are your different growing seasons (fall, winter, spring, summer)? Do you have a dormant season?
Who do you distribute the produce to? Do you provide to local supermarkets, restaurants, or community institutions?
Volunteering: I heard the garden needs volunteers. How do i go about volunteering?
Do i have to call first?
Can I bring my child?
Can I bring my compost?
My organization would like to volunteer at the garden. Can you accommodate large groups?
How long do volunteers work at the garden?
What tasks would we be doing?
Adopt a Plot: How does planting in the garden work? Do volunteers get a plot of their own, or is it communal?
I heard that you also rent out garden space. How much does that cost?
Do we take care of our plot or does staff at the garden take care of it?

General Information

715 North Tonopah Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89106

Email: contact@vegasroots.org
Phone: 702-636-4152

When did the garden open?

March 2010

Who is the visionary and founder?

Rosalind Brooks

Is it a registered 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 AmeriCorps VISTA staff member who manages volunteers, operations, and communications. The building and maintenance of the garden is supported by hundreds of community volunteers and visitors.

Which days are the garden open and what times?

Winter Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. From 9am to 1pm.

Summer Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. From 8am to 12pm.

What changes do you see for the future?

Our projects for the immediate future include construction of a walking path throughout the garden and a greenhouse to grow a more diverse array of produce. In the more long-term future, we are planning to construct an open-air amphitheater at the garden, to host theatrical, musical, dance, spoken word performances, and local community events. We also envision a fruit tree orchard and an outdoor kitchen where we will have classes on preparing healthy meals using an array of fresh vegetables.

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 prduce to? Do you provide to local supermarkets, restaurants, or community institutions?

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!

Volunteering: I heard the garden needs volunteers. How do i go about volunteering?

Come visit us on the days that we are open or fill out the volunterr form available on this site.

Do i have to call first?

No.

Can I bring my child?

Yes, we also have kid friendly activities.

Can I bring my compost?

Yes.

My organization would like to volunteer at the garden. Can you accommodate 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.

What tasks would we be doing?

It depends on what is needed that day, but typical activities include: planting, weeding, painting, digging, and garden cleanup.

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.

I heard that you also rent out garden space. How much does that cost?

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.

Do we take care of 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.

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