Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery in Phoenix isn’t your grandma’s plant shop. There are no doilies or doodads, just a plethora of domestic and exotic cacti and succulents managed and manicured by owners and plant enthusiasts, Tom Bishop and Ryan Jerrell.
Arizona natives Bishop and Jerrell have been working with plants most of their adult lives and began harvesting plans for an urban nursery late last year with two simple goals: 1. Be more than 'just a plant shop' and 2. Create a space where the community wants to be. So, naturally, the two turned to the crowdsourcing site, GoFundMe, in order to finance the construction – they ended up raising $150,000!
So what’s on deck for Dig It? Bishop and Jerrell are hosting seminars and workshops for plant enthusiasts of all kinds to learn everything from container garden basics to bonsai plant care. Bishop adds, “We want to share our knowledge with others so they can achieve their garden goals at home and create a space where people want to shop, and hang out while supporting a variety of local businesses.”
Join us this month as we team up with monthly meetup group, Get Your PHX, and Dig It to host a free community event! Dig It is bringing together local craft vendors and will also host a free basic potting class to all attendees. Get your hands dirty in their self-potting station and take home a unique creation!
When: Thursday, February 18th 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: Dig It Urban Gardens + Nursery 3015 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85016 Details: Free to attend, open to all ages! Enjoy local craft vendors, light refreshments, plus a free raffle entry per attendee! RSVP HERE