Phoenix Community Gardens
The City of Phoenix, AZ, Urban Offsets, Tuft & Needle, and Arizona State University have collaborated to plant trees, mostly fruit-bearing, in community gardens around the city of Phoenix. The carbon credits will ultimately support ASU and Duke University in reaching their carbon neutrality target dates
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,563,025 people (as of 2015), Phoenix is the sixth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.
The trees will be placed in community gardens and city parks in Phoenix, Arizona.
The trees can be found in:
-Along the Salt River
-Encanto Golf Course
-Paradise Valley Park
-Desert West Sports Complex
-Quincea Garden Food Bank
-Spaces of Opportunity
-Ahwatukee Community Garden Food Bank
This project serves as a proof of concept for the Duke Carbon Offset Initiative's Urban Forestry Carbon Offset Protocol and is one of the first community-based carbon projects in the country.
January 2017Project created
The City of Phoenix created the the Phoenix Community Gardens project.
February 2017Planting location found
The City of Phoenix identified planting sites.
May 2017Site prepared for planting
Site has been determined prep has begun.
May 2017Planting event
Trees have been ordered from the nurseries. Planting sites have been determined. Volunteers welcome!
September 20171st inventory completed
The City of Phoenix has completed the 1st inventory of the Phoenix Community Gardens project
Carbon credits are ready to accept supporters.
Duke University has supported this project.
Arizona State University has supported this project.
Tuft & Needle has supported this project.
November 2017Fully Funded
The Phoenix Community Gardens project is fully funded.
2nd inventory completed
The second inventory date is 12 months after the planting date.
1st peer verification started
Peer Validation will occur 12 months after the planting date
Submitted and Finalized
The review will then be submitted.