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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...
Ryan Thayer Q&A

Ryan Thayer Q&A

Desert Botanical Garden is excited to announce Ryan Thayer has joined as the first executive director for Spaces of Opportunity. Spaces of Opportunity is a 14-acre incubator farm, family garden and on-site farmers market in south Phoenix that provides affordable...
Tips on How to Conserve Water at Home

Tips on How to Conserve Water at Home

In June, several Valley cities issued water alerts, calling residents and customers to reduce their water use amid droughts throughout Arizona. The alerts are the first steps in city’s drought management plans. Phoenix, Peoria, Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale were among...
Saving an Endangered Cactus with ADOT

Saving an Endangered Cactus with ADOT

Desert Botanical Garden staff recently completed a conservation project in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation that involved saving an endangered cactus. In 2018, ADOT enlisted the help of the Garden to safely remove and return the Arizona...
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