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Meet Horticulturist Abra Lee

Meet Horticulturist Abra Lee

Georgia-native Abra Lee is a horticulturalist who developed a passion for uncovering and sharing stories of Black Americans and their contributions to the industry and the American landscape. Growing up listening to personal accounts from her grandparents and family...
Meet Arizona Artist Ebone “Muse” Johnson

Meet Arizona Artist Ebone “Muse” Johnson

The Garden is commemorating Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, June 14-19, which includes a special storytelling experience hosted by artist Ebone “Muse” Johnson.  The federal holiday is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration...
Meet Some of the Farmers from Spaces of Opportunity

Meet Some of the Farmers from Spaces of Opportunity

In Phoenix, overlooked by South Mountain, farmers are growing rows of vegetables, citrus trees and nopals, or prickly pear cactus, on a 19-acre urban farm. In the heart of south Phoenix lies Spaces of Opportunity, a collaboration of Desert Botanical Garden, Tiger...
Challie Facemire Q&A

Challie Facemire Q&A

Meet Challie Facemire, Program Director for the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) was founded in 2012 as an ongoing initiative of Desert Botanical Garden. Together with regional partners, CAZCA developed a long-term...
 
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