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    Posted December 6, 2011 by
    Phoenix, Arizona
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Volunteer 11 hours in 2011

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    Valley of the Sunflowers-Students in the Fields


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter APizm shares these photos of a group of students documenting the growth of sunflowers through art in this community development project in Phoenix, Arizona.

    APizm says: 'Community Development Organization Roosevelt Row and the local Bioscience High School teamed up over three months ago to grow a field of sunflowers in a two acre vacant lot just across the street from the high school. The Bioscience students have played a vital role in the success of the project and have been working hard in every stage including the grading, seeding and grooming of the fields.'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    Stephanie, one of the Art teachers at the Bioscience High School in downtown Phoenix came up with this genius idea to have her students document the progress of the sunflowers growing in the fields across the street by sketching or painting them in different stages. Next the student will harvest them for the next stage in the Valley of the Sunflower Project.. Roosevelt Row told me about the idea and asked if I would be interested in photographing some of the students next time they were sketching out in the fields? Ummm yes, of course I would. It is such an honor to be involved with such creative and giving people downtown. Looking forward to photographing the next great idea!
    If you have not been following my other iReports, here are the cliff notes on the Valley of the Sunflowers Project currently happening in Downtown Phoenix:

    The Valley of the Sunflowers project will activate a 2-acre, vacant lot in downtown Phoenix and turn it into a beautiful field of sunflowers. The sunflowers will then be harvested by high school science students who will press the seeds for oil and create bio-diesel fuel for their hybrid solar/biofuel vehicle project.
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