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Gather and Grow at The Farm at South Mountain

LOCATION: South Mountain Village (South) Phoenix Arizona


TYPE OF PROJECT - FOOD/PEOPLE: Urban Agriculture/Aquaponics/Social and Economic development and revitalization, Health and Wellness, STEAM Education, Food Desert Elimination.

 

SUMMARY: A hidden treasure and one of Arizona’s premier dining venues, The Farm at South Mountain located at 6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042 is a combination kitchen, cafe, artist studio, and working farm. It is also a foremost morning dining spots in Phoenix with the Morning Glory Cafe and a 4 Star evening dining experience with the Quiessence restaurant.


Gather and Grow


Gather and Grow is a remarkable project at the Farm. Its mission is to harness the resources of the Farm, the solid agriculture history of South Mountain (the area of Phoenix where the Farm is located), the dedication of the local schools and the wisdom of the local residents to:


1. Eliminate local food deserts (One of the largest food deserts in the city is just north of the Farm)


2. Work with local schools on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) education (There are

    few of these subjects that cannot be taught though aquaponics, gardening and urban agriculture)      


  1. 3.Reignite the local agricultural community. South Mountain has literally a 5,000 year agriculture history starting with  

    the native Americans called the HuHugam (O’otham spelling and pronunciation). So for most families on South   

    Mountain their connection to agriculture is only a “grandmother” away.


Outcomes:   STEM education

                    Community revitalization

                    Improved community nutrition

                    Community economic development


To read more, please follow these links:


FACEBOOK VIDEO OF FARM SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER GREG BROWNELL DESCRIBING THE

GATHER AND GROW PROJECT



WEB LINK TO THE FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN



GOOGLE MAP LINK TO THE FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN



GREEN LIVING ARIZONA ARTICLE ON “GATHER AND GROW” INCLUDING FULL DETAILS ON PROJECT

FOUND ON PAGE 20.



AQUAPONICS AT GATHER AND GROW


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