Project Roots is a non-profit dedicated to food security and equity. Home to two community gardens - one in south Phoenix and one in Maricopa - Project Roots provides community self- sufficiency programs, food and a mobile kitchen for people who are unhoused, and seasonal produce box subscriptions.
The 2022-23 Liverman cohort visited Project Roots in October of 2022, and met with Dionne Washington, Project Roots’ cofounder, to better understand the organizations’ primary communication needs. Following the visit and meeting, Liverman Scholars created a range of communication pieces to meet Project Roots’ needs, including directional maps, potting labels for school programs, an updated website design, and an agrivoltaics (solar-water-energy) blueprint proposal. To see the final pieces, please visit the gallery below.
Website Design Mock-ups
Cascabel Conservation Association
Cascabel Conservation Association is located in the middle San Pedro River Valley and is dedicated to the collaborative stewardship of its land, water, and living beings through a distinct conservation ethos. CCA founds this ethos on the belief that conservation comes from the relationship of people with the land. To that end, CCA offers a hermitage program, a community garden, and a conservation program, all aimed at connecting people with the land and fostering a sense of communion with all living beings. The basis of this perspective can be found in the Land Covenant.
The inaugural cohort (2021-2022) of Liverman scholars worked in collaboration with Cascabel Conservation Association to create a series of communication pieces. These included a website, written and visual reflections for the CCA’s annual newsletter, and a guided visual and audio meditation. To see the final pieces, please visit our gallery.
Peyton Smith's painting inspired by the Cascabel Conservation Association and the Saguaro-Juniper Preamble and Bill of Rights.
Samantha Wetherell and Ryan Thien's internship timeline.
Chris Zatarain's Cascabel Meditation (Description)
Friends of Ironwood Forest National Monument
Ironwood Forest National Monument was created in 2000 and gets its name from an important native tree species which is found in high concentrations here. It protects 129,000 acres of prime Sonoran Desert habitat west and north of Tucson. The monument contains several small mountain ranges, a thriving population of desert bighorn sheep, and a variety of scenic, saguaro-filled landscapes, as well as historic, cultural, and archeological sites. Friends of Ironwood Forest is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and informed management of the natural and cultural resources of Ironwood Forest National Monument. The organization is led by a small all-volunteer board of area residents who use education, community outreach and advocacy to help fulfill the organization's mission.
The inaugural cohort (2021-2022) of Liverman scholars worked in collaboration with Friends of Ironwood Forest to create a series of communication pieces to further engage the public in the protection of the monument. The focal product was a portfolio of social media posts to raise awareness of and increase visitorship to the monument.
Happy Birthday to Ironwood Forest National Monument! The ancestral land of the Tohono O’odham and Hohokam was recognized as a National Monument on June 9th, 2000, by President Bill Clinton. Clinton signed the proclamation that works to protect and maintain biological and geological resources, as well as native history reaching back 5000 years.