Home Food Production Workshops

posted Wednesday, June 8, 2011        

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.



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