The D-backs will celebrate Earth Day tomorrow starting with a harvest of the D-backs Greens Urban Garden, presented by UnitedHealthcare. The D-backs will also incorporate messaging for fans throughout the game on how they can help live a more sustainable lifestyle at the ballpark and at home. In addition, ASU School of Sustainability Dean Chris Boone will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
D-backs Greens, presented by UnitedHealthCare is a vertical garden visible to both fans and commuters on the exterior of the ballpark. In collaboration with Flower Street Urban Gardens, the D-backs added D-backs Greens at the end of last year making it the first vertical garden in Major League Baseball. When harvesting the plants in the garden, the D-backs and UnitedHealthcare work with local schools to involve children in the process to help teach kids about how they can grow their own fruits and vegetables at home. This Sunday, the vegetables and herbs harvested from the D-backs Greens garden will be donated to Kitchen on the Street. In addition, Flower Street Urban Gardens will provide a free garden to one school and one business.