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Dig It Urban Gardens and Nursery: A local, independent plant nursery opens in central Phoenix.

Feb 25, 2016 07:56AM ● By By Martin Miron

Dig It Urban Gardens and Nursery, co-founded by Ryan Jerrell and Tim Bishop in fall 2015, is a boutique nursery in the heart of Phoenix. “At Dig It, we’re proud of our knowledge, passion for plants and impeccable customer service,” says Bishop. “Our urban garden features unique cactus and succulents, plants for your home and a full line of organic gardening products, from veggie starts to fruit trees. At Dig It, we pride ourselves on the love we have for our local artists and land.”

Following the closure of Baker Nursery, Jerrell and Bishop wanted to create a nursery that was a similar non-chain establishment that offered what Bishop describes as unique and cool products. He says that with an inner-city nursery, space to fit everything in, including cacti, fruit trees, vegetables, organic gardening supplies and locally grown materials from Dig It’s south Phoenix five-acre farm, is one of the bigger challenges. There is also a variety of pottery, trellises and steel art made by local artists.

Since the opening, Bishop says they have developed their own wildflower seeds for spring and summer. They also offer a variety of classes, including container gardening, roses, bonsai, garden design and more. They have their own line of organic vegetables that are non-GMO, grown in organic potting soil with light organic fertilizer and no pesticides. “My biggest surprise so far has been the strong neighborhood outreach and community support we’ve received. It’s very flattering,” says Bishop.

Dig It Urban Gardens and Nursery is located at 3015 N. 16th St., in Phoenix. For more information, call 602-812-7476 or visit

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