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02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

Greg Peterson of The Urban Farm was one of the people I met at the Maricopa County Food Coalition Kick Off Meeting. When I told him of this project of mine he enthusiatically agreed to have me come take photots. I scheduled my visit the morning of a tour at his Urban Farm. He has fruit trees, chickens, multiple garden beds and lots and lots of activist passion. 

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

Greg preparing for the tour visit.

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

Fruit tree flower.

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

Chickens are so competitive!

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

02.21.15 The Urban Farm

New growth.

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

You can just see the newly layed egg in the shadows. 

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

Nothing fresher than straight from your own backyard.

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

Super friendly and inquisitive. 

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

In the hen house.

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.21.15 Kris' Urban Chickens

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

Located at 9th Ave and Baseline, Phoenix. The Orchard Community Learning Center is an urban garden, a farmers market, a teaching place and more. It's where Recycled City does all their composting, where people can nourish their brains and their bodies. And, they have chickens. 

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

After shooting photographs I did a little shopping at their market - kale, chard, spinach, oranges and grapefruit...yum!

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

JD of Recycled City hard at work on the compost. The beautiful thing about compositing is that it closes the loop. Food is grown, prepared and eaten, and all food waste - not just the peelings and preparation remnants, but what we do not eat must go into composting, to re-nouish the soil so it can happen all over again.

 

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

Recycled City does all their composting here at The Orchard. Recycled City makes it 100% easy to compost if you're like me and live in an apartment and have no yard space to call your own. You too, yes, you, can compost too. Do it.

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

Recycled City collects food waste from restaurants and residences (including mine) - the plastic non-compostables you see are from the restaurants. About the only thing that can't go into your compost pile, is plastic.

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

Plastics like this do not belong in your compost bin. Recycled City does all of their composting out at the Orchard.  In addition to serving the likes of me, they collect food waste from local restaurants and that's where the plastics come from. Because restaurants are busy places and employees are in a hurry - I'm assuming that's their reason for not taking the time to separate the actual food waste from recycleable plastics. It then becomes the job of Recycled City to pull out the non-compostables - when it could be done efficiently and properly at the source. 

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

Recycled City's compost doing its thing.

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

Recycled City at The Orchard Community Learning Center.

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.14.15 The Orchard Community Learning Center

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

I met Roger through the FB group, Arizona Backyard Chickens. Roger is located in the west valley on a quarter-acre lot. He's working on converting his entire yard into a sustainable food system. With plans for hydroponics, raised gardens, chickens and ducks, compost. 

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

Roger is building raised beds with plans for archways, shade and a large compost area. 

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

Roger's chickens are free range, but kept safe from wildlife at night. His chickens have had some run-ins with the local hawks.

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

Roger and his chickens.

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

The beginnings of raised beds. Roger's plan includes archways and some type of shade structure.

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

02.07.15 Roger's Backyard Chickens

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

Sunday morning I stopped by the Growhouse in the Roosevelt Arts District, PHX.  These pretty little lettuces were all layed out when I arrived, I presume for the volunteers that were on their way. I thought there were too cute not to shoot. 

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

Swisschard, amazing, vibrant color!

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

More pretty swisschard. Too pretty.

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.11.15 Growhouse PHX

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

I headed out to the Gilbert Farmer's Market to see what they all had. They have Agritopia and Crooked Sky Farms and more. Nice!

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

Brilliant make your own mix greens bag by Crooked Sky Farms! Free tastings too. 

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.10.15 Gilbert Farmer's Market

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

Mesa Urban Garden celebrated their anniversary on Sunday the 4th with a BBQ Garden Party, so I went and checked them out. They're doing very cool things! Check out their web site where you can read about them and sign up for a garden plot or volunteer to find out more. 

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

01.04.15 Mesa Urban Garden

Food Waste on it's Way to Becoming Gold

Food Waste on it's Way to Becoming Gold

Food waste with Bokashi sprinkled on top. Read more here on Recycled City's FAQ page for info.

Composting!

Composting!

My first bucket delivery, I'm super excited. No more tossing compostibles into the trash.  Check them out www.recycledcity.com

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HOTEL

HOTEL

On Madison, it stands alone surrounded by a parking lot. I think it would make an amazing bar/restaurant, but that's because I take pictures and not develop properties for restaurants. January, 2015

PARKING

PARKING

Luhrs Tower Parking, 1st and Madison, January 2015

Parking

Parking

Van Buren and Central. The sky really is that perfect robin's egg blue. October, 2014.

4th Ave and Washington

4th Ave and Washington

A favorite. Shot from the top of the parking garage. February, 2015.

Warehouse

Warehouse

Madison and 4th Ave. Southwest coming in for a landing. October, 2014.

Luhrs Parking Garage

Luhrs Parking Garage

Top level view, facing South Mountain. February, 2015.

Barrister Place

Barrister Place

On the National Register of Historic Places. October, 2014. In December, 2014 it was sold to developers who will be putting in 114 apartments and retail/commercial space. 

Desert Sun Motel

Desert Sun Motel

November, 2014. The Desert Sun Motel on Grand Avenue, Phoenix. This photograph was part of the What's Grand About Grand Avenue show, December 5, 2014 - January 2, 2015.

Punchcard

Punchcard

Affectionately called The Punchcard Building, the Phoenix Financial Center at Central and Osborn, Phoenix, October, 2014.

View From 4th Ave

View From 4th Ave

Westward Ho and Camelback Mountain in the distance. October 2014.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Adams and Central, October, 2014.

Punchcard 2

Punchcard 2

North side of The Phoenix Financial Center, with the two rotunda buildings. November, 2014.

Luhrs Tower

Luhrs Tower

Jefferson and 1st Ave, October, 2014.

ARIZONA GET READY

ARIZONA GET READY

Luhrs Tower, Jefferson and 1st Ave, January, 2015

PHX

PHX

Phoenix Suns Sign and Warehouse, 2nd Street, south of Jackson, January, 2015

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