Photo by Pattey Taylor We are excited to announce a new campaign to raise funds for trees to be planted in the downtown area of Apache Junction. This initiative has been stalled for nearly nine years after outside funding for the approved beautification project was cut. In partnership with the City of Apache
by Kelsey McKeighan UPCOMING EVENTS: North Mountain Visitor Center Park Clean Up Saturday, May 11th @ 7:30-10:30AM 12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85022 Look for the Phoenix Park Stewards tool trailer and our AZSA banner Indian Bend Wash Park Clean Up Saturday, June 22 @ 7-10AM 1305 E Curry Rd Tempe, 85281 Volunteers should
By: Tearsa Saffell Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org This week we hosted the finale event for our Food Tech For The Future: Growing Digital Farmers pilot project at Glendale High School. Our team and Science Club students presented our successes to Microsoft and showcased the two food computers that we built and are using for research and experimentation.
By: Tearsa Saffell Contact: email@example.com This month our team volunteered at The Arizona Worm Farm as apart of our Help-A-Farm program. We helped to prepare 50 vermicomposting bins to be distributed to teachers for classroom composting education. Each teacher will be sharing this with at least 30 students, meaning over 1500 students will directly benefit
by Kelsey McKeighan Another Successful Park Clean Up!!!!! We had a great April Park Clean Up at Indian Bend Wash! A huge thank you to Valley of the Sun United Way for supporting this event through their Operation Uplift Micro-grant program, and to Changemaker Central at ASU for partnering with us again to recruit our
by Kelsey McKeighan UPCOMING EVENTS Indian Bend Wash Clean Up April 6 @ 8-11AM 1305 E Curry Rd Tempe 85281 North Mountain Clean Up May 18 @7:30-10:30AM 12950 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85022 If you are interested in attending either of these events please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Another Successful Clean Up at North Mountain
By: Tearsa Saffell Contact:email@example.com Last week our priority attended the ASU Change the World event at Sun Devil Stadium and exhibited our Sow it Forward: Vertical Garden Project and our Food Tech for The Future: Growing Digital Farmers Project. I am thrilled to announce that we won $500 for our exhibit and pitch! Thank you
by David Fitzgerald AZSA Participates in Gilbert Water Days Josh More and David Fitzgerald participated in Gilbert Water Days on Thursday, March 7th. The event provided hands-on demonstrations of water use and conservation to over 800 fourth-graders in the Gilbert School District.
Leadership Update April 5, 2019 by Aubrey Coffey-Urban, Programs Director and Michelle Bevins, Assistant Executive Director Happy Earth Month! There's no better time than Earth Month to get out and support your local sustainability nonprofit. This April we have a lot of wonderful celebrations and fundraisers going on that you can participate in!
by Kelsey McKeighan We had a very successful planting event at North Mountain Park last month as part of the 2019 GreenBiz Conference! By partnering with American Forests, Microsoft, and the City of Phoenix we were able to plant 75 native desert cacti, trees, and shrubs at the Penny Howe Barrier Free Trail. Some of
Leadership Update March 15, 2019 by Aubrey Coffey-Urban, Programs Director and Michelle Bevins, Assistant Executive Director This week, we say, "Thank You!" On February 26, AZSA and the City of Phoenix hosted a native planting event for the attendees of the GreenBiz Conference. A big Thank You to American Forests and Microsoft for sponsoring
By: Tearsa SaffellContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgWe have started building the second food computer with the Glendale High School Science Club for The Food Tech For The Future: Growing Digital Farmers project. This is expected to take until the end of March, and in April we will be installing a digital farm and starting experimentation. The students planted seeds
Leadership Update April 24, 2018 by Ashley L. Camhi This has been a truly wonderful Earth Month. It has been exciting to see all of the projects that AZSA has accomplished. This past weekend we planted gardens with a groups of refugees in Phoenix. This coming weekend we have our first tree planting in Tempe
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban In our last week before our tree planting at the New School for Arts and Academics, we are busy getting the final details into place. We are completing our tree selection, marking the utilities, and organizing snacks and water for the day. We have almost everything into place and we are really
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban In two weeks, we will have our first Urban Forestry tree planting! The tree planting will be at The New School for the Arts and Academics in Tempe on April 28. We will be starting at 7am to try to avoid the heat and working until about 10am. We will be planting
We had a great time talking with people at The March for Science on Saturday! We signed up volunteers, spread the word about all the wonderful projects we have going on, and gave away great prizes to folks who spun our wheel. The seeds and succulents in perticular we're very popular. Thank you to everyone
Leadership Update April 16, 2018 by Ashley Camhi A big thank you to the AZSA volunteers that participated in the March for Science! We met a lot of great people that we hope will become involved with all of our exciting projects! The Earth Month celebrations continue! April 21 Earth Day Celebration: James will be holding
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban Exciting news! We have a site location for our first tree planting! It is at a private school in Tempe and we are scheduled for an event on April 28, 2018. This will be our inaugural event for our Tempe urban forestry program. Unfortunately, we did not receive the additional funding from
Leadership Update April 9, 2018 Ashley Camhi Happy Earth Month everyone!!! I hope that you are enjoying the incredible field of yellow that the Valley has turned into - the palo verdes never cease to amaze. For Earth Month we have lots of fun activities going on including tabling at the March for Science, our
by Aubrey Coffey-Urban This week has been very exciting! We have had a lot of volunteer hours go into researching potential site locations in the past few weeks. We have one site in particular that shows a lot of promise for a project this month. Other than that site, we have quite a