Now enrolling survivors of skin cancer for a community gardening study

Jan. 29, 2024

College of Nursing

Skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in Arizona. Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Nursing and Skin Cancer Institute in partnership with Community Gardens of Tucson are working together to learn how community gardening may improve the health and well-being of survivors of skin cancer in Southern Arizona. The next growing season starts in just two weeks!

Individuals may participate in this study at no cost if: 

  • Diagnosed with skin cancer.
  • Currently living in Pima County.
  • Aged 18 years or older.
  • Willing to complete online surveys about your health and wear a sensor to learn about UV exposure.
  • Interested in learning more about sustainable desert gardening.

All gardeners will be provided a conveniently located garden plot within Community Gardens of Tucson existing locations, gardening materials and supplies, and a mentor from the Pima County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program. If you’re interested and would like to see if you are eligible to participate, visit to complete a contact form and researchers from the University of Arizona will follow up within 24 hours. 

Complete the contact form

Meghan Skiba, PhD, MS, MPH, RDN