Green Valley Gardeners The Green Valley Gardeners is one of the best-known clubs in the community. With over 250 member households, the Green Valley Gardeners’ mission is to promote gardening education and related environmental issues to its membership and the gardening public through educational and charitable means. The club maintains public median plantings and various other gardens for the public to enjoy. They sponsor gardening lectures and organize volunteers who stand ready to help newcomers get their knees dirty in the unfamiliar Sonoran Desert soil. The club transformed Desert Meadows Park from four-acre weed lot to botanical garden, walking paths, picnic area, and community garden in the span of three years. In 2016, community plots donated 4,400 pounds of extra fresh produce to local food banks. The one-acre Arid Garden is a demonstration garden featuring over 600 plants adapted to our local conditions. Visitors are welcome, free of charge, from dawn to dusk. Volunteers work on Friday mornings and are happy to answer questions. The Allen J. Ogden community garden is a demonstration garden focused on growing vegetables. The Ogden volunteers work with elementary students from Tucson to teach gardening skills and provide opportunities for urban kids to get their hands in some soil. The Green Valley Gardeners also host plant sales and tend to the landscape at the nearby Historic Canoa Ranch. If gardening is your passion, the Green Valley Gardeners will welcome you with open arms.