Haury Program Challenge Grant April 2018

May 15, 2018
Haury challenge grant award 2018

On April 25, 2018, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice awarded the 3rd Challenge Grant to a partnership between the University of Arizona Community and School Garden Program and Flowers and Bullets Collective. The project, La Siembra: Sowing a New Model of Community Engagement through Urban Agriculture, involves the community in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of an urban farm on the vacant site of the former Julia Keen Elementary School.

"La Siembra will create a safe and just space for a marginalized community by mitigating the negative effects of climate change, biodiversity loss, air, land, and water pollution, and lack of economic opportunity and transforming a closed, ten-acre public elementary school campus into an innovative, regional model of community-driven drylands agriculture, green space, and cultural resource center", said Sallie A. Marston, project leader and Director of the UA Community & School Garden Program. Watch a video or their presentation here. Read the full article here.