Community Garden Findings

Las Milpitas Community Farm, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Research Brief: Who Practices Urban Agriculture? A Socioeconomic Analysis of Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Community Farm in Tucson, Arizona

Run by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Las Milpitas de Cottonwood is a six-acre community farm that serves as a gardening and educational cornerstone in Tucson. At no cost, Las Milpitas offers local residents the materials and support necessary for growing their own food, thereby making fresh produce more accessible to the wider community. To learn more about the community members participating in urban agriculture activities at Las Milpitas, the project administered a survey to gardeners planting at the community farm during the spring of 2017. Therefore, this research brief provides an overview of the results obtained through the survey.