We are excited to share the incredible success of the premiere of the documentary “Planting Solar: Agriculture in the Valley.” Hosted by the Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA) in collaboration with Arizona Humanities, Audubon Southwest, Compass CBS Foundation, Aniles & Co. CPA Firm, ASU’s Walter Cronkite Agency, and Michelle Caporali. The premiere was on June 22nd at the beautiful Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The energy and enthusiasm surrounding the event were palpable as a sold-out audience gathered to witness the inspiring story of Maya’s Farm and its remarkable sustainable practices. The premiere highlighted the resilience and strength of our local farming community, capturing the attention and interest of all who attended.

One of the evening’s highlights was the engaging Q&A session featuring Brenda Thomson, Executive Director of AZ Humanities, Tony Pham, the director of “Planting Solar,” and Maya Dailey, the passionate proprietor of Maya’s Farm. This thought-provoking discussion shed light on the challenges and triumphs of sustainable agriculture in Phoenix, leaving the audience inspired and motivated to support local farming initiatives. We thank Edgar Olivo from the Compass CBS Foundation and Chair of the AZ Humanities Board for moderating this enlightening panel.

From left to right: Edgar Olivo, Brenda Thomson, Maya Dailey, and Tony Pham.

AZSA would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our incredible community and partners for their overwhelming support. The premiere of “Planting Solar” provided a platform for meaningful discussion and dialogue about sustainable farming practices and the future of agriculture in our region. Together, we are making a difference.

The “Planting Solar” premiere marks a significant milestone in AZSA’s ongoing mission to promote sustainability and conservation. By highlighting Maya Dailey’s extraordinary work and shedding light on the agricultural community’s difficulties, this film or documentary helps catalyze change. It paves the way toward our region’s greener and more sustainable future.

Click here to watch “Planting Solar: Agriculture in the Valley”