Bridget Pettis

Project Roots AZ was co-founded in late 2019 by Bridget Pettis, who goes by BE, and Arizona Native Dionne Washington, along with a cousin of Bridget, Jessica Diamond. Project Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Phoenix, AZ. We focus on ways to educate the community about growing their own food through various educational programs. We support the homeless and those with food insecurities by feeding them from our local community gardens and mobile kitchen service, supplying hygiene items, clothing and shelter. Project Roots AZ offers seasonal produce bag delivery services in certain parts of the Phoenix area, and can be found at farmers markets throughout the valley.

With a mission to educate the community by growing their own food and feeding those in need, this organization implements our mission through various projects such as kids garden classes, yoga classes, volunteer opportunities, community gardener opportunities, CSA boxes, etc. In just two and a half short years we have made a tremendous impact in the community, supported local farmers, and fed thousands of families. We strive to continue this work and reach even more people in our community.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2022