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Fund the Farm

DATE: May 14, 2020
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PRICE: $100 per person

Fund the Farm is a festive party with a purpose, featuring a hosted bar, tequila tastings, field fresh hors d’oeuvres and lively music in Desert Botanical Garden’s beautiful outdoor setting. Ticket sales and sponsorships benefit Spaces of Opportunity and will help complete funding to construct a cool storage unit. You participation and support provides affordable access to healthy food, active living and promotes the vibrant agricultural roots of south Phoenix families.

About Spaces of Opportunity
Spaces of Opportunity is an incubator farm, community garden and farmer’s market that is transforming a food desert to a food oasis. Located on 18 acres in south Phoenix, Spaces of Opportunity is engineering a comprehensive, neighborhood food system where gardeners, farmers and farm workers are celebrated as artisans. The Harvest / Nuestra Cosecha Farmers Market and community supported agriculture (CSA) subscription is a cooperative dedicated to growing without chemicals, mentoring of farmers and marketing healthy produce to local residents.


Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Now - May 10, 2020

Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is traveling straight from Milan to bring Wild Rising by Cracking Art—an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful and recyclable plastic. Visitors of all ages will be drawn to engage these vibrant creatures and to discover that plastic does not have to end up in landfills, but it can be reinvented into something eye catching and thought provoking.

Elephant in the Room

Now - May 10, 2020

Join the conversation of Wild Rising by Cracking Art with Elephant in the Room, a thought-provoking installation in Ottosen Gallery that invites visitors to dig into rotating worldly topics and commit to reducing human impact on the natural world. The interactive exhibit will feature topics related to biodiversity and climate change, including environmental happiness, cactus as a threatened species and the culture of convenience.

"The Story of Camelback Mountain" Book Readings & Signings

Feb. 17, 2020

Join us for the launch of “The Story of Camelback Mountain” by Estelle Cohen & Pam Hait, illustrated by Sebastien Millon. This new book tells the untold story about this iconic Arizona landmark.

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