Urban Garden Talk: Growing More than Veggies: Community Building from the Roots Up
- Co-founder and Director of Roosevelt Growhouse
Kenny Barrett is an artist, project manager and community builder in Phoenix, Arizona. He 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 and large-scale community events such as the 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.
Dr. Braden Kay is the Sustainability Program Manager at the City of Tempe. Braden works with city departments on reaching sustainability targets in energy, transportation, waste, water, land use, local food, housing, and social issues.
In 2008 a dedicated group of community volunteers planted seeds for neighborhood revitalization through urban agriculture and the arts. Through continued hard work and care, a barren corner in downtown Phoenix blossomed into the Roosevelt Growhouse, a beloved community urban farm, shop, and gathering place. In this talk, you will learn about how a community of volunteers planted seeds for neighborhood revitalization through urban agriculture and the arts.
Following the talk, there will be a tour on Saturday, September 30. Please RSVP separately for the tour here.
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.