Community Engagement

From community art projects to artist residencies at elementary schools, Joan loves working & collaborating with others to create beautiful works of art!

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Permanent Edible Garden and Landscape Design 2016-17

Team: Laurie Lundquist – Wilco Art & Design

Kevin Moore – Moore/Swick Landscape Ararchitect

Joan Baron – Baron Studio

Mark VanBlarcom – Gothic Landscape

See Article Here – By Writer Hannah DeRespino


The Children’s Museum of Phoenix has an exciting hands-on learning area in their renovated outdoor space along 7th street – The Children’s Garden. Here kids from ages 2 – 10 along with their family members are welcome to the explore the seven levels of planting beds that form the central edible garden designed in the shape of a large leaf. Through hands-on programs they become immersed in the world of growing their own fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs and learn how to clean and prepare for snacks and meals. They participate in saving and planting seeds while learning about the seasons.  There is even an opportunity for ladybug releases and worm farming. The full size water hand pump invites children to help irrigate the garden beds. The garden is wheelchair accessible. Visit for hours and programs.