This is the last growing season at the Valley of the Sunflowers.

The bulldozers and cranes are encroaching and soon this former dirt field that became gloriously yellow will be a construction site for the future Phoenix Biomedical Campus and the Arizona Cancer Center, already in progress the next lot over. Fortunately, for those of us who loved seeing the sunflowers, there are plenty more vacant lots in downtown Phoenix and the sunflowers have been such a hit that they will probably be back a few blocks away.

The sunflowers have been an A.R.T.S. (Adaptive Reuse of Temporary Space) project sponsored by the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation in collaboration with Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Intel, Bioscience High School, and others.


6 responses to “Encroaching

  1. I was thinking about these just the other day! I hope another of the vacant lots will be used the same way after these are gone.

  2. A fine sunflower series from this soon to be gone field. I guess this progress sounds needed, but I’m glad there are other areas of growing sunflowers.

  3. This looks like a good use of vacant lots. Luckily, sunflowers seem to grow well in lots of places.

  4. Candace, these sunflowers are just beautiful, especially today, as it rained ALL day.
    Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

  5. This was such a great way to make one tiny corner of the Earth a little more awesome 🙂

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