Mural Unveiling

икониBARRIO CENTRO COMMUNITY MURAL UNVEILING

Lucky Wishbone Parking Lot, 2712 E. 22nd Street

Join us for this free, fun-filled family event with food, music, speakers, performance by the Tucson Arts Brigade Dance Theater Group, Latin Jazz by Trio Centrál, and Ranchera and Bolleros by Serenata.

The Barrio Centro Mural is the first phase in a multi-year initiative utilizing arts based strategies to address complex social needs including civic participation, beautification, literacy and health. This year included mural design and technique workshops for youth and adults in addition to Elder Shares, field trips, financial literacy, youth stipends and Community Paint Days. This collaboration between Tucson Arts Brigade, neighbors, students, school administrators, parents, and business owners has been a huge success. Long time residents of Barrio Centro infused a sense of civic responsibility, stewardship and leadership by frequently visiting weekly youth workshops and engaging with students throughout the process. This relationship continues as we work together to Beautify and Unify our community.

Green Market Begins

 

 

Green Market Starts: 9 North Scott — John Wesley Companies — will be transformed into a Green Market

2nd Saturdays Downtown features multiple bands, movies and other live entertainment as well as arts, crafts and food booths. Visitors to 2nd Saturdays Downtown also use the opportunity to visit downtown shops and restaurants. The streets are crowded and filled with activities.

For more about 2nd Saturdays Downtown, to find parking or to see maps and vendors, go to http://www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com

Home Food Production Workshops

 

The PRO Neighborhoods Newsletter informs us that:

The Community Food Bank’s Community Food Resource
Center will team up with the Pima County Library system in
June to present a series of workshops on Sustainability and
Home Food Production June 11th, 18th, 23rd and 25th. See details here.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Pre-registration
is not required. For questions or information on this series,
contact Leona Davis at (520) 882-3295 or by email at ldavis@communityfoodbank.org.

Home Food Production Workshops

The PRO Neighborhoods Newsletter informs us that:

 

The Community Food Bank’s Community Food Resource
Center will team up with the Pima County Library system in
June to present a series of workshops on Sustainability and
Home Food Production. The workshops are free and open to
the public. Pre-registration is not required. For questions or
information on this series, contact Leona Davis at (520)
882-3295 or by email at ldavis@communityfoodbank.org.

June 11, 10-11:30am, Mission Library- Intro to Water
Harvesting: Explore & discuss the core principles of rainwater
harvesting and a variety of strategies, from cisterns to
earthworks, with Leona Davis of the Community Food Bank.
In this workshop they will calculate how much rainfall you will
receive off your home roof and on your landscape, and how
you can best use this water on your site. Participants are
encouraged to bring a base drawing with measurements of
their house roof and yard.

June 18, 10:30am-12:00pm- Main Library, Joel D. Valdez –
Urban Farming pt. 1 – The Homegrown Movement: The way
we grow food, distribute food, and eat has rapidly changed in
the last 50 years, and with it has changed our environment
and physical health as a society. Now, many people are
reversing the trend towards commercialized agriculture by
growing food at home and distributing it in their own
community. Join this discussion with Leona Davis
of the Community Food Bank and urban farmer Jennifer Liu
around how our commercial food system works, and how
the local food movement in Southern Arizona is changing
our soils, our economies, and our own physical health.

June 23, 5:30-7:00pm, Martha Cooper Library- Intro to Urban
Farming: How does the way we grow food affect our health,
economy, and society? Discuss the benefits of growing your
own food, even in the Sonoran desert, and learn the basics of
soil, sun, water, planting, and harvesting during this discussion
around the technical aspects of desert gardening with Leona Davis
of the Community Food Bank and urban farmer Jenna Rhea.

June 25, 10:30am-12:00pm, Main Library, Joel D. Valdez –
Urban Farming pt. 2 – How to Grow Food at Home in Tucson:
Nothing beats walking right out your back door to pick that
fresh organic tomato off the vine- but how do you grow it in
Tucson? Learn the basics of soil, sun, water, planting, and
harvesting during this discussion around the technical aspects
of desert gardening with Leona Davis of the Community Food
Bank and urban farmer Jenna Rhea.

Forum Planning Workshop

Sam Lena-South Tucson Branch Library, 1607 S. 6th Ave. (at 26th St.)

 

The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson will present a FREE workshop on How to Plan a Forum. The workshop will cover such topics as initial planning, working with other groups, legal considerations, site selection, choosing a moderator, contacting panelists and much more, including role playing. This training would apply to issue forums as well as candidate debates.

Light refreshments will be served. While it\’s free, we urge participants to RSVP at 740-5779 or 622-0905 by June 22nd so we know how many packets of handouts to prepare.

Earth Walk 2011

The folks at Common Ground invite you to participate in Earth Walk 2011.

TUCSON EVENT FEATURING:

• Walk/dance through an Earth Labyrinth in a baseball stadium •
• Featuring an internationally renowned sound healer & local musicians •
• Exhibitors for Personal, Social, and Environmental Wellness •
• Dress in a costume / t-shirt that reflects your cause •
• Raffle prizes that benefit health and wellness •
• Organic Food and Beverages •
• Kids Planetary Art Corner •
• LIVE online video streaming •
• VIP Party for Top Sponsors & Walkers •

See the EVENT DETAILS here.

 

Monsoon Gardening Workshop

320 N. Commerce Park Loop, Sentinel Building, Rillito/Sabino Room.

Growing a Monsoon Vegetable Garden. Learn how some simple techniques and carefully choosing delicious and desert-adapted varieties of corn, squash, beans, melons, and others can make your vegetable garden a success during this upcoming summer monsoon-rain season. The workshop will cover how to place your garden for best results, how to build fertile soil, and how to protect plants from pests. Handouts, hands-on activities, and a handful of seeds will be included.

Please RSVP with PRO Neighborhoods. 520-882-5885 or slunn@proneighborhoods.org.

Instructors: Kevin Dahl, author of “Native Harvest: Authentic Southwestern Gardening,” and Jill Martinez, recent Prescott College graduate in Environmental Studies and Human Development. Both are lifelong gardeners.