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.


There are many community gardens in the Phoenix area. They are all used to grow food but they each one is unique. Some provide recreational space for a specific population, while some are used to grow as much food as possible to help those who do not have to eat. The physical garden spaces vary […]