Grown Your Own Food at Home
If you are interested in growing your own food at home, you could have a choice of three garden systems and training support for one year!
The Office of Environmental Programs is excited to announce applications are being accepted for its new FREE Backyard Garden Pilot Program. Residents selected to participate will receive materials, labor, training and maintenance support, as needed for one year, at no cost.
Learn more about the Backyard Garden Program and submit an application online.
Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15.
Phoenix Food Day and Healthfest
The first Food Day and Healthfest drive-thru event of the year, held at V.H. Lassen Elementary on October 23rd was a HUGE success. Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia, the Roosevelt School District, and Junior League of Phoenix kicked off the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Thanks to all our partners and sponsors 2,000 giveaways were distributed to more than 1,000 families, including: food boxes, food bags seed starting kits, and healthy recipes. Click here for cooking and gardening demos.
If you live in the west Phoenix area, you are invited to attend the second Food Day and Healthfest drive-thru event at the Cartwright Community Garden on Saturday, November 6th. Register here.
Urban Wildlife Conservation Day
Mayor Kate Gallego has declared October 9th, 2021 as Urban Wildlife Conservation Day for the City of Phoenix. View the Proclamation.
Join us on Saturday in celebrating our urban wildlife and beautiful Sonoran Desert ecosystem at the First Annual Walk for the Wild, 8am-11am at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area (2439 S Central Avenue). This outdoor event includes a 3k walk, Audubon native plant sale, a milkweed for monarchs planting, bird education, and much more! View the flyer for more information.
Mayor Gallego Signs the Mayor's
Mayor Gallego celebrated National Native Plant Month and her signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge by visiting the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.
Following Mayor Gallego’s signing of the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs plans to coordinate with departmental liaisons to develop a five-year plan of city actions.
Read the PhxNewsroom article to learn more
Climate Action Plan Draft Posted for Public Comments
We want to hear from you! Let us know what you think!
1. View the draft
2. Take survey to provide input
3. Register for a workshop
Four ways to make a difference on in Phoenix this Earth Day:
Plant a tree through donations to phoenix.gov/plantatree. You can choose to donate to trees in streets, parks or vulnerable neighborhoods. A receipt will be issued for tax purposes.
Let your voice be heard by speaking in an upcoming Council budget meeting or writing a comment in support of earth-friendly ideas proposed in the budget. Items proposed in the budget are for Street Transportation to plant 9 cool and walkable corridors each year (1800 trees), a new Office of Heat Response & Mitigation and funding for Climate Action. Learn more at phoenix.gov/budget.
- Pick up one of the 300 “clean-up kits" on Earth Day at Steele Indian School Park on April 22, 2021 from 8:00-12:00 being given away by Keep Phoenix Beautiful. Kits consist of a 5-gallon Lowe's bucket, litter grabbers in both adult & child sizes, masks, gloves, and bags. We are encouraging residents to clean up their own neighborhood or local Park and tag us with photos at #MyBeautifulPHX.
Join Rio Reimagined to clean-up the Salt River: Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at community clean-up events! Join an in-person clean-up to restore crucial wildlife habitat by removing litter and recyclables from the Salt River. For more info and sign-up for the April 24th in-person clean-up at https://na.eventscloud.com/rioearthday.