Valley of the Sunflowers

A large parcel of vacant land in Phoenix’s urban core will soon be transformed into a vibrant garden and a source of local bio fuel. Valley of the Sunflowers is a collaborative effort between downtown Phoenix’s Adaptive Reuse of Temporary Space project (ARTS), Intel, the Phoenix Bio Science High School, and dozens of volunteers. The urban farming project will be tended by volunteers and students from the Bio Science High School, who will then harvest seeds twice a year and transform the yield into bio fuel. Valley of the Sunflowers broke ground on Friday, September 9th – just in time for fall growing season.

Forum8AZ used the real-time 3D graphics software UC-win/Road to visualize the incredible transformation of the project site:

Valley of the Sunflowers

Thousands of sunflowers will soon transform this lot that has been left vacant for years in a project that coordinators hope to ultimately spread to other lots throughout the city.