This past Sunday employees and family members from Henry & Horne volunteered at the Growhouse in downtown Phoenix. We split into teams to accomplish a few tasks while we were there. One team prepped a garden bed and planted squash. Another team pulled weeds and helped clean up the grounds at the Growhouse. The staff was super friendly and informative! We were given a tour of the grounds and a fascinating story of the history behind the Growhouse.
The Growhouse is a volunteer driven community garden and creative space located on the northwest corner of Garfield and 6th street in downtown Phoenix. Living on what was formerly a blighted, vacant property downtown, the now thriving garden sells veggies every week at the Community Exchange Table at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market and to nearby cafes. It is now part of the Roosevelt Row CDC’s A.R.T.S. (Adaptive Reuse of Temporary Space) Program to activate vacant lots downtown.
If you want to get involved and give back to the community, the Growhouse holds a garden volunteer day every Sunday at 10am. You don’t even have to sign up, just show up, learn about gardening and have fun!