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Creating a Sustainable Urban Garden without a Soil Footprint
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The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability presents a new installment of their Urban Talk Series followed by a tour of the Desert Marigold School on Saturday, November 18th from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. at Desert Marigold School (6210 S 28th St, Phoenix, AZ 85042).

Desert Marigold High School teachers Christie Martin and Linda Roessler present experiences, research, findings, and results from their first year of growing produce utilizing aeroponic tower gardens. They are joined by former teacher Sara Marie Wall, who serves as the project organizer for the Lowe's grant, funding the Tower Garden project at Desert Marigold High School.

In addition to this talk, there will be a tour on Saturday, November 18th. Please RSVP separately for the tour.

  • There is plenty of free public parking west of Changing Hands Phoenix, at 400 and 444 West Camelback. Additional free public parking across Camelback to the south.
  • Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

CHRISTIE MARTIN, BA French Arizona State University, BS Plant Science University of Arizona, MS Secondary Science Education University of Pittsburgh, teaches Freshman Biology, Sophomore Chemistry, Senior Sustainability Sciences; Linda Roessler, Med, Curriculum and Instruction, Arizona State University​, Tempe, AZ;; BS, Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Certificate​ Architectural Design Technology, British Columbia Institute of Technology​, Burnaby, BC, Waldorf High School Teacher Training, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks. CA, teaches Junior Physics Sustainability, Junior Algebra II, Music Appreciation;

SARA MARIE WALL is a former bilingual elementary school teacher with her Masters from ASU in curriculum and instruction. Sara is a mom to 4 adopted children, and she is an independent franchise owner for Juice Plus which allows her an avenue to share her passion for sustainable growing through Tower Garden. This passion and entrepreneurship brought her to serve as a project organizer for the Lowe's grant funding the Tower Garden project at Desert Marigold High School.
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