about GROWHOUSE...

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Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Growhouse is a community-based, public art experiment on a quarter-acre property in downtown Phoenix that is dedicated to the local food and handmade movement. Growhouse started on a vacant, blighted property as an informal greening, arts and revitalization initiative by two artists, Kenny Barrett and Kelly Placke, in November of 2008. Since then, Growhouse has grown into a beautiful, sustainable community garden, residence, artist collective and boutique supported by hundreds of community members and volunteers.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beet the heat!

Another season begins at the Roosevelt Grow Collective Garden at the "Growhouse." Last Sunday was our first day back in the garden. It was a blast and we had an outstanding turnout of volunteers. Over twenty people turned up to garden with us in 110 degree weather!

Despite the heat, we all barreled forward with an ambition work plan AND got to break in the brand new tiller we were fortunate enough to receive through our first-ever garden grant - thank you Keep Arizona Beautiful!!!!
With the tiller, we were able to get more work done in one day than ever before. We prepped the entire ROW bed on the South side of the garden, built berms, and tilled composted organic manure into the soil. After one day that entire area is ready for seeds! Such great work.
When they were done with that, our beautiful, hard working, super ambitious volunteers completely leveled and mulched our new outdoor learning area. The outdoor learning area is something we wanted to create for when we have large groups out to Garden, for example the Bioscience High School students who we've newly embarked on a partnership with as part of their Connections Endeavors and Community Action for Nutrition (CAN) programs.

All in all, I was thoroughly impressed with the community effort we had on Sunday and can't wait till this Sunday!

(If you want to get involved, just show up! Garden Volunteer Days are every Sunday from 10am - 2pm.)

Friday, August 21, 2009

guess what?!

It's gardening season again at the Grow House! Spend Sundays gardening with us from 7 AM to 1 PM. We're currently planting for the Fall Harvest.... pumpkins, squashes, and such. Come in and Grow out!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Well, we've been snippin' off more than we can stew at the garden... and a bit too late!
Zucchini galore!... and we mean galore!
Come any, come all... the first batch of the season ain't no joke.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Good news! We’re shaded!! Kenny, Kelly, and Oscar manned the posts and set the sails one Sunday afternoon and constructed shade structures. Mesh banners found and donated by the neighboring DIG Gallery now shade each of our beds… Community recycling at its best!
The summer sun will take its toll no more on our thriving beds. Come on down and see our garden breathe a sigh of relief!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Irrigation : Phase 2

Calling all volunteers!

Sunday, May 31st
6AM - 4PM

Spend a day in the sun with the gRow house folk and learn about desert gardening and how to reduce water usage with drip irrigation. We are looking for volunteers for the second phase of the irrigation project and welcome all to come help with this special project and/or come by any Sunday to help in the garden. If you are interested in helping on May 31st or have any questions please email us at: growhouse@vegemail.com

*Also, if anyone has any leads on an inexpensive place to rent a trench digger let us know!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

gRow's Doin It Green!

Stop by our booth and drink some delicious and nutritious grass juice and learn a few things about composting!

D.I.G. Event (Do It Green)
Saturday, May 2nd
8am - 2pm
4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix AZ 85012

Monday, March 16, 2009