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DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL FUND THE FARM

February 14, 2018

Phoenix, AZ – Celebrate the agricultural roots of south Phoenix through the work of Spaces of Opportunity (Spaces) at Fund the Farm on May 17. Desert Botanical Garden, Roosevelt School District and Cultivate South Phoenix invite you to a festive evening, celebrating the past accomplishments of Spaces and opportunities ahead.

Enjoy an exclusive performance by Las Cafeteras, a Chicano band from Los Angeles. Their music fuses spoken word and folk music with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music and Zapateado dancing. Guests can also enjoy a hosted bar, tequila tastings with Embajador Tequila and farm-fresh hor d’oeuvres

The mission of Spaces is to enable all south Phoenix families to have affordable access to healthy food, active living and roots of their cultures. Thanks to the generous support of time and funds, progress is being made to build this thriving food oasis, including a farmers market, community farming and volunteer opportunities.

WHEN:         May 17 | 7-9 p.m.

WHERE:        Desert Botanical Garden | Ullman Terrace, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ  85008

COST:          $100 per ticket

TICKETS:    Online at dbg.org/events, call 480.941.1225 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily) or visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)

INFO:           For more information, please visit dbg.org/fundthefarm or contact Patricia Gortari at 480.481.814 or pgortari@dbg.org. To learn more in Spanish, call Nalleli Rodriguez at 602.348.3492.

About Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden features 50,000 plants from across the world. The Garden allows visitors to experience the beauty desert like never before. For 79 years, the Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Southwestern United States.

About Spaces of Opportunity
With the land leased from the Roosevelt Elementary School District, Spaces of Opportunity is engineering a comprehensive, neighborhood-level food system where gardeners, farmers and farm workers are celebrated as artisans. The transformation includes a 10-acre incubator farm, family gardens and the development of an on-site farmer’s market.

 

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