Singh Meadows gives old Tempe golf course new life with sustainable garden, food

Posted at 7:18 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 09:20:41-05

There's plenty of concrete and asphalt around the Valley -- so much that the city of Tempe and a local farmer decided to convert a vacant golf course into a 70-acre green space.

Ken Singh, a local farmer, has been working on this project for a few years. Now called Singh Meadows, the former Rio Salado Golf Course still looks like a golf course in some ways -- there's still protective netting and lights pointing toward greens. The purpose has changed though.

There are now pathways to walk through the grass and blankets on hand to encourage visitors to sit and relax.

The clubhouse was gutted and is now a farmer's market and restaurant serving a sustainable menu.

Singh Meadows is now open Saturday and Sundays.