Phoenix Transect Project

Mattie Serna

Mattie Elizabeth Serna was born in Fallon, Nevada. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University Of Nevada, Reno in political science and environmental studies. She enjoys taking care of her two children and studying urban food systems. She is excited at explore all aspects urban agriculture in the Phoenix area as well as in other cities around the world. So far she has explored and photographed some of the community gardens in the Phoenix area and is excited to look into other kinds of urban agriculture such as backyard gardening and for profit urban farming enterprises. The power that food has to create communities is especially interesting to her.

Email: mattie.serna@asu.edu

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Garden Arbor
Description: In January, the grapes are barely visible on this arbor.
Date: 1/2015
Location: Tempe
Keywords: Activism, Agriculture, Backyard, Construction, Gentrification, Heat, Landscape, People, Private Space, Public Space, Recreation, Rephotography, Residential, Social Justice, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Carrots and Community
Description: These freshly picked and rinsed carrots came straight out of a raised bed at one community garden.
Date: 4/2015
Location: Tempe
Keywords: Agriculture, Backyard, Desert, Gentrification, Heat, Housing, Landscape, People, Private Space, Public Space, Recreation, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Garden Arbor with Grapes
Description: In April, the grapes and trees have leafed out creating a very different picture. A new shed and garden beds have also been added.
Date: 4/2015
Location: Tempe
Keywords: Activism, Agriculture, Backyard, Desert, Gentrification, Heat, Housing, People, Private Space, Public Space, Recreation, Rephotography, Residential, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Chickens
Description: At this garden there were chickens housed near the compost pile.
Date: 2/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Activism, Agriculture, Desert, Development, Heat, Homelessness, Human Rights, People, Poverty, Private Space, Public Buildings, Public Space, Public Works, Recreation, Roads, Social Justice, Transportation, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Composting
Description: The City of Phoenix sells old trashcans to be repurposed as compost bins.
Date: 2/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Activism, Agriculture, Commercial, Desert, Heat, Human Rights, Landscape, People, Poverty, Private Space, Public Buildings, Public Space, Recreation, Roads, Urban, Vegetation, Wildlife, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: A Greenhouse
Description: Here is a greenhouse at one of the gardens with a palm tree and a billboard in the background. A car is just visible on the freeway that runs behind this garden.
Date: 2/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Activism, Agriculture, Commercial, Desert, Heat, Homelessness, Landscape, People, Poverty, Private Space, Public Buildings, Public Space, Recreation, Roads, Transportation, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Park and Garden
Description: This is a picture of the fourth garden from the park it is in.
Date: 4/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Agriculture, Desert, Gentrification, Housing, Landscape, People, Poverty, Private Space, Public Space, Recreation, Residential, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Repurposed Chainlink Fencing
Description: In this garden you can see the use of fencing as a trellis to support and protect plants.
Date: 4/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Agriculture, Desert, Gentrification, Heat, Housing, People, Private Space, Public Buildings, Public Space, Recreation, Residential, Social Justice, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: The Street View
Description: There is a small garden along the parking lot at the right side of this building.
Date: 3/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Agriculture, Desert, Heat, People, Private Space, Public Buildings, Public Space, Public Works, Recreation, Retirement, Urban, Vegetation, Water, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Beauty
Description: This flower is located in a garden along side a parking lot. It is very easy to miss the beauty of this small garden.
Date: 3/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Agriculture, Desert, Heat, People, Private Space, Public Buildings, Public Space, Public Works, Recreation, Retirement, Urban, Vegetation, Water, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Mattie Serna
Title: Parking Lot
Description: This is small community garden along the side of a parking lot.
Date: 3/2015
Location: Phoenix
Keywords: Agriculture, Backyard, Desert, Gentrification, Landscape, People, Private Space, Public Space, Recreation, Residential, Social Justice, Urban, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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