The Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association started hydroponic farming with one tunnel housed at the Department of Social Welfare in Phoenix. This expanded to two tunnels in 2006, when the tunnels were moved to Brookdale Secondary.
Networking with the Department of Agriculture a three day workshop was held for unemployed community members who were trained in hydroponic tunnel farming. Over the past five years members of the community have sold the tomatoes that were harvested to defray costs. Both tunnels were sponsored.