The Surprise Community Garden provides opportunities for members of the community to work together, growing healthy food while learning from each other.
The Surprise Community Garden, opened in 2012, is a Community For All Ages (CFAA) program led by Benevilla in partnership with the City of Surprise and Rio Salado College. The garden is located on the Benevilla campus at the Hellen & John M. Jacobs Independence Plaza, 16752 N. Greasewood Street near the Surprise Bicentennial Park.
This garden serves as an important space for area residents, children, and local organizations to learn about growing food in a desert environment. Individuals and groups can rent their own garden plot to grow produce for themselves or to donate to local food banks. The garden provides the opportunity to learn how to grow fresh and wholesome food while connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Looking forward, the garden continues to grow as it becomes a showcase for local art groups, artists, and exhibits.