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SCHOOL OF SUSTAINABILITY URBAN GARDEN SERIES
Growing More than Veggies: Community Building from the Roots Up
6PM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
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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 Roosevelt Growhouse on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Growhouse (1025 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004).

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability will host Roosevelt Growhouse for one of their Urban Garden Talks. In 2008, a dedicated group of community volunteers planted seeds for neighborhood revitalization through urban agriculture & the arts. Through continued hard work & care, a barren corner in Downtown Phoenix blossomed into the Roosevelt Growhouse, a beloved community urban farm, shop, and gathering place. Join co-founder Kenny Barrett as he pulls back the soil, takes you back to the beginning, and shows you the roots of Phoenix's one-and-only "Growhouse."

Co-presented by The Southwest Gardener.

FREE PARKING / LIGHT RAIL

  • 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.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
KENNY BARRETT is an artist, project manager & community builder in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from ASU, worked for the nonprofit serving the Roosevelt Row Arts District for five years founding programs such as the Merchant Association, the ARTS vacant lot activation program, Valley of the Sunflowers, Growhouse Urban Farm & large-scale community events such as Chile Pepper Festival & CultivEAT. Since opening Phoenix General Store last year, Kenny now focuses on marketing, events, product design and operations at the new store. He also continues to serve as the Director of Roosevelt Growhouse and is a member of the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation board of directors.
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