If you want to learn and grow your own produce in Arizona, Project Roots Farm is the place to go.
Project Roots was founded by Bridget Pettis, who left the WNBA to start this non-profit community garden in Arizona. The organization is passionate about educating the community about growing their own food and feeding the homeless with produce from their local garden.
The land was acquired in the South Phoenix area, part of which came from Agave Farms. The food that is grown on it is now delivered across the city with cooked meals to food kitchens.
For the year that Project Roots has been open, they have been able to plant over 100 fruit trees and partner with 20 volunteer gardeners. Through their volunteer program, which runs every week on Thursday and Saturday, people can learn to grow their own produce.
“It’s just a place of love and nurturing,” Pettis said.
The organization also offers seasonal produce bag delivery services and heart-healthy produces boxes. The boxes include an assortment of vegetables and fruits including carrots, collard greens, tomatoes, cauliflower, etc.
“My favorite thing to grow is collard greens, I grew up with them and like to make them in different ways,” according to Pettis.
For more information please visit https://www.projectrootsaz.org/our-story