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.

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!