Programs & Learning - Agriculture

Sustainable, Organic Farming at Desert Rose

Barren desert land with scrub grass and dried ground
Kelly Hadden

From this…

a woman's arm reaches into a basket of vegetables at an organic market
@talent.zukutu via Twenty20

To this…

Greening the Sonora

Read how Desert Rose is creating market gardens in the Arizona desert

Click to Read More about Sustainable Farming


Take a tour through the sustainable farming project with one of our Specialists.  Tours occur the last Sunday of every Month.. 

A bearded man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera
a small green sprout is growing out of dirt held in the palms of a person's hands.
@FotoArtist via Twenty20

Meet the DRBI Farmer

When Dwight Cox was a teenager all he could think of was escaping from his family’s small Illinois farm.  The last thing he expected was to be running an even smaller farm in the Arizona desert!
Click to Read More about Dwight

Desert Rose Farms Update – Proof of Concept going strong

Leafy greens, vegetables and chickens oh my! Read how the farm is doing one year in.  Image: Cabbages flourishing.

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Permaculture: Greening the Desert

Click to watch video by Geoff Lawton

Call for Volunteers

Organic gardening is good for the soil, the body and the world.  But it takes time and work.

If you would like to volunteer please click on CONTRIBUTE.

The Haiti Project

Haiti Project May 2021Great news!  Revenue from 3,000 sq ft of DRBI’s land is dedicated to feeding children in Haiti.

Click here Haiti Project May 2021 to read more about Gene Kraay and Dwight Cox’s actions that answered, “WHAT IF we could grow food through the Agricultural Project, sell it in local farmer’s markets, and distribute ALL gross revenues DIRECTLY to Justin and the GBCCS?” 


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