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Project Confluence: Water is Our Teacher and Our Future

Project Confluence: Water is Our Teacher and Our Future

Hello Friends of The Orchard! This week, we have the exciting opportunity to share some of the work and research we have been doing focusing on sustainable water usage. Because this work is so important and encapsulates many of our goals of sustainability, we want to...

OCLC 2022 Fundraising: Upholding Our Mission

OCLC 2022 Fundraising: Upholding Our Mission

Hello Friends of the Orchard! We are nearing the last month of our fundraising drive! Because we center our fundraising around the Arizona charitable tax credit, we are aiming to meet our fundraising goal of $20,000 in the next month. As of right now we have raised...

OCLC 2021 Review: Raised Bed Gardens

OCLC 2021 Review: Raised Bed Gardens

Hello Friends of the Orchard! Before we tell you about this next project, we would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Right now, we have raised $5,700 of our $20,000 goal! It has been exciting and encouraging to see the investment in our work, and we...

2021 Review: Spaces of Opportunity Irrigation System

2021 Review: Spaces of Opportunity Irrigation System

Hello Friends of the Orchard! Today we are reviewing another exciting project from the past year: the Spaces of Opportunity irrigation system! The Orchard crew has coordinated the installation of irrigation design and piping for a new Spaces of Opportunity effort to...

2021 Review: The High Tunnel

2021 Review: The High Tunnel

Hello Friends of the Orchard! We are writing today to share the story of another project we were able to complete thanks to support from the NRCS (National Resources Conservation Service) and our donors. The Spaces of Opportunity high tunnel is designed to extend the...

2021 Review: The Nature Explore Classroom

2021 Review: The Nature Explore Classroom

Hello Friends of the Orchard! Last week, we reached out to you about our vision for the upcoming year, and explained how you can participate in making that vision a reality. This week and in the upcoming weeks, we would like to tell you how far last year’s fundraising...

OCLC 2022 Fundraising Drive

Hello Friends of the Orchard! Today we want to share accomplishments of the last year and to ask for your continued support in 2022.  Your dollars in this drive will specifically be dedicated to help us do our part to feed Phoenix with the healthiest of organically...

What we’re up to: LISC 2022!

What we’re up to: LISC 2022!

Hello friends of the Orchard! We hope your new year is off to a great start! We have been busy working on making this year a great one through many projects, but especially through one specific effort we would like to tell you about here! This week we focused on the...

Nature Explore Classroom Now Open!

Nature Explore Classroom Now Open!

We celebrated the grand opening of the Spaces of Opportunity Nature Explore Classroom on October 30th! This space features several areas designed specifically to help children focus on different skills and challenges, ranging from art to physics and everything in...

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