TEMPORARY UPDATE: The Roosevelt Growhouse will begin a new garden on Roosevelt Row after receiving temporary access to the historic Knipe House property.
Phoenix City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a license agreement between the Roosevelt Community Development Cooperation and the city of Phoenix permitting the Roosevelt Growhouse immediate, temporary access to the vacant Knipe House lot on Second and Portland streets.
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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.
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.
beets, Carrots, chard, lettuce, Peas, spinach, sunflowers, tomatoes, Turnips, zucchini
- Farm to Restaurant
- Farm to School
- Grow Your Own
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