Growhouse

Roosevelt Growhouse is a quarter-acre property in downtown Phoenix dedicated to urban agriculture practices and local food. The Growhouse started on a vacant, blighted property as an informal greening, arts and revitalization initiative by two artists in November of 2008. Since then the garden has grown into a beautiful, sustainable community garden supported by hundreds of community members and volunteers.

Check Growhouse out on National television: PBS’s “Bee Haven” Episode at Growhouse !

In February of 2011 Roosevelt Row, Community Development Corporation adopted the garden as part of the vacant lot activation program A.R.T.S. (Adaptive Re-use of Temporary Space). Today the urban farm is a place to learn about urban desert vegetable farming, sustainable living, healthy eating and edible landscaping. The garden prides itself on providing fresh veggies to markets and cafes within blocks of where they were grown.

GOALS

  • Discovering and sharing desert, urban agricultural practices.
  • Supporting local food production.
  • Creating connections between residents, businesses, schools and other members of the community to fill the gaps empty lots create in a community.
  • Greening, beautifying and making productive-use of vacant lots in downtown Phoenix.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer at Garden Day, every Sunday 10AM – noon, August through May. GARDEN CLOSED JUNE & JULY. We are always looking for volunteers to help with garden projects such as preparing garden beds, planting, weeding, building garden structures, irrigation and watering, and various art and garden beautification projects. To sign up, contact Kenny Barrett, Programs Manager, kenny@rooseveltrow.org.

LOCATION

Growhouse Garden
902 N. 6th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

Check out photos in the Growhouse Gallery

Read the Growhouse Blog

“Like” Roosevelt Growhouse’s Facebook Page

Learn about our mobile community farm housed at the Growhouse: Truck Farm Phoenix

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