Archive for October, 2011


Local Foods Event at Antigone Books

posted October 31, 2011

[ Friday, November 18, 2011; 7:00 pm; ] We have an upcoming local foods event at Antigone Books (411 N. 4th Avenue) that we thought you might enjoy.

Friday, November 18, 7 PM: Join us for a lively discussion with two experts in local, seasonal and sustainable food, each of whom has a new cookbook: Cooking the Wild Southwest by Carolyn Niethammer & Southwest [...]

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Photovoltaics Class at Bean Tree – Nov 7-11

posted October 24, 2011

[ Monday, November 7, 2011 to Friday, November 11, 2011. ] Understanding PV (photovoltaics) with Ed Eaton, guest instructor

November 7-11 at Bean Tree Farm

Registration & info about this class: http://solarenergyclasses.com/workshops

Ed Eaton an ISP certified Master Trainer of Photovoltaics, has taught 3000+ students, and founded the Tucson Solar Potluck & Exhibition, now in it’s 30th year. Ed’s educational demonstrations and events for the general public, schools, environmental [...]

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Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster – Dec 5-7

posted October 24, 2011

[ Monday, December 5, 2011 to Wednesday, December 7, 2011. ] Eco-Sanitation Course with David Omick & Brad Lancaster

December 5 – 7 in Tucson

Note: Dates have changed from those previously advertized. Early registration extended to Oct 30. Early registration cost is $250. Scholarships are available.

Learn cutting-edge principles in simple living technology in a hands-on setting – join WMG for a Watershed Technical Training in Eco-Sanitation!

Expert instructors [...]

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Fall Harvest Fest at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

posted October 19, 2011

[ Thursday, October 27, 2011; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Join us on Thursday Oct. 27th (3pm- 6pm) for family fun at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market with a veggie scavenger hunt and pumpkin decorating!

When you come to the market you can also expect to find a colorful variety of locally grown organic foods including fresh fruits and veggies, eggs, honey and baked goods.

We are [...]

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Innovative 30,000-gallon Rainwater Harvesting Cistern

posted October 18, 2011

Innovative 30,000-gallon “Ground Pit” rainwater harvesting cistern being installed at Tucson’s Nature Conservancy headquarters

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Sustainability Lessons for the United States

posted October 18, 2011

How Germany became Europe’s green leader: A look at four decades of sustainable policymaking
by Ralph Buehler, Arne Jungjohann, Melissa Keeley, Michael Mehling

In Brief
Over the last 40 years, all levels of government in Germany have retooled policies to promote growth that is more environmentally sustainable. Germany’s experiences can provide useful lessons for the United States (and [...]

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ST November General Meeting – Food Security

posted October 17, 2011

[ Monday, November 14, 2011; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at  Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

FOOD SECURITY
What is it? … Do we have it? … What can we do about it?
Please join us for the next Sustainable Tucson General Meeting, where we will begin to tackle the issue of creating a secure food supply for [...]

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Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar

posted October 17, 2011

[ Wednesday, October 19, 2011; 6:00 pm; Wednesday, November 16, 2011; 6:00 pm; Wednesday, December 14, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar

We are all trying to eat healthier, right? Growing organic sprouts in our own kitchen is an easy, cheap way to improve nutrition. You can quickly grow organic food in your own home by sprouting seeds, beans, grains, or nuts.

Easy to learn—In one hour, you will be [...]

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ST Water – resource links

posted October 17, 2011

RAINWATER & GREYWATER USE RESOURCE LIST
Hands-On/Workshops
http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/ (Sonoran Permaculture Guild workshops – gray water use; rainwater harvesting; and more)
http://www.watershedmg.org/calendar-tucson (Watershed Management Group calendar of events & workshops – hands-on work with gray water systems, rainwater harvesting systems, earthworks, etc.)
http://communityfoodbank.com/2011/08/10/gardenworkshops/ (Food Bank garden workshops – gray water use; self-watering containers; and more)
Websites for More Information
http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/water/greywater (City of [...]

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URBAN CHICKS – Native Seeds/SEARCH

posted October 13, 2011

[ Monday, December 19, 2011; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] December 19, 5:30-7:30 P.M. Native Seed/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

Join us at our monthly SALON for a discussion with Pat Foreman, internationally renowned chicken expert and author of CITY CHICKS. Pat will talk about how to employ your family flock’s skill sets for insect and rodent control, as weed eaters, fertilizer & [...]

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Bean Tree Farm Workshops – Fall 2011

posted October 13, 2011

[ Saturday, October 8, 2011; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, November 5, 2011; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, December 3, 2011; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Here are Bean Tree Farm’s workshop listings for fall, 2011, plus a special solar energy class we’re excited to be hosting.  For more info and any questions, check out www.beantreefarm.com, or email beantreefarm(at)gmail.com

October 8 ~ Earth Plasters, Paints and Pigments ~ 8am-12noon:
Art, mudslinging and a feast of harvested native foods and garden bounty

The morning will include:
~ harvesting and preparation of [...]

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Tucson Electric Car Parade

posted October 12, 2011

[ Sunday, October 16, 2011; 11:00 am; ] Tucson Prepares for National Plug-In Day on October 16
By Benjamin Nead · October 07, 2011

Bob Oldfather, owner of Bookmans Books and a longtime supporter of electric cars, at a Tucson event for the rollout of the Nissan LEAF.  Tucson’s parade for National Plug In Day will begin at Bookmans’s Campbell and Grant location.

A few weeks [...]

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Water blessing at Tucson Meet Yourself

posted October 10, 2011

[ Sunday, October 16, 2011; 2:00 pm to 2:40 pm. ] Water blessing at Tucson Meet Yourself, Sunday Oct 16, 2:00-2:40 pm

We’ll gather to talk about the roots of this ritual in the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, and how we bless / express gratitude for water and all that we are thankful in our lives. Then we’ll move outdoors to scoop up water in a [...]

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Occupy Wall Street & the Climate Movement

posted October 10, 2011

Subject: #OccupyWallStreet and the #Climate Movement
From: organizers(at)350.org
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 19:49:56 +0000
Dear friends,
I’m writing from New York City, where the Occupy Wall Street movement is taking off.
What started as a small group of young people with a vague call to action is evolving into something truly inspiring — and our crew at 350.org is [...]

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Eco Neighborhoods certification program – Earth Advantage Institute

posted October 6, 2011

Dear Colleague,
The Earth Advantage Institute of Portland, Oregon, is inviting expressions of interest for an innovative Eco Neighborhoods program that will certify existing neighborhoods that demonstrate excellence in achieving economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social equity.
EAI is determining the level of interest in such a program and identifying key facets of the certification. Please help [...]

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Low Power Community FM Radio Workshop

posted October 6, 2011

[ Sunday, October 23, 2011; 1:00 pm; ] There will be a Low Power FM Radio Workshop on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 in Studio “A” at Access Tucson, 124 E Broadway Blvd. (near 6th Ave), starting at 1:00 pm.

Participants will learn; What IS Low Power FM Radio, some FCC requirements for LPFM, the need for a nonprofit to apply for an LPFM license, [...]

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Native Seeds/SEARCH Monthly Salon – Native foods for the Holidays

posted October 5, 2011

[ Monday, November 21, 2011; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join us for a discussion and tasty ideas on Southwest Holiday Fare using native foods, presented by NS/S Board Member Martha Burgess of Flor de Mayo.  November 21st 5:30-7:30pm at 3061 N. Campbell.  Free.

Visit our new Seed Room and Seed Library.

www.nativeseeds.org   Contact: belle(at)nativeseeds.org

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Seed Saving for Dummies – Native Seeds/SEARCH

posted October 5, 2011

[ Monday, October 17, 2011; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join Native Seeds/SEARCH for the next monthly Salon at their Retail Store at 3061 N. Campbell Road,  Monday, October 17th from 5:30 – 7:30p.

Seed Saving for Dummies! presented by NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman will convince you that seed saving is 80% inspiration and 20% technical.  Come prepared to be inspired.  FREE!

www.nativeseeds.org   Contact: belle(at)nativeseeds.org

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Native Seeds/SEARCH – Janos Harvest Dinner

posted October 5, 2011

[ Tuesday, October 25, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Native Seeds/SEARCH presents one of its most celebrated and enduring traditions – the Janos Harvest Dinner.  This year’s gathering takes place on Tuesday, October 25th at the fabulous Janos Restaurant at the Westin La Paloma at 3770 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson.

Chef 
Janos 
Wilder 
cooks 
up 
the 
15th annual 
Harvest 
Dinner 
to 
benefit 
Native 
Seeds/SEARCH
.  The [...]

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Worm Composting Workshop with Linda Leigh

posted October 3, 2011

[ Saturday, October 8, 2011; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 12 noon; $65 per person, 3061 N. Campbell, Tucson
Learn everything that you need to know to successfully compost your household waste using worms! Learn how to maintain the bin, feed the worms, and harvest and use the worm compost. You’ll go home with: A complete worm composting system; 1 [...]

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ST Sustainability Book Sale

posted October 1, 2011

[ Monday, October 10, 2011; 5:15 pm to 8:45 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson is offering a very special Book Sale fundraising event at our October  General Meeting. We have more than 150 titles, including some hard-to-find classics. The winter reading season is coming, so come and browse this rich collection of sustainability literature. You can shop with gifts in mind for particular friends, relatives, or colleagues [...]

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Sustainable Tucson – General Meeting – October 2011

posted September 21, 2011

[ Monday, October 10, 2011; 5:45 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Sustainable Tucson General Meeting – at Milagro Cohousing Community
Monday, October 10th, 5:45 – 8:30 pm, and come early at 5:15 pm for a tour

Note: this meeting will be at the Milagro Cohousing Community instead of the library (click here for map). If you can come earlier, there will be a tour of Milagro from 5:15 [...]

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Tucson Fall Harvest Festival & Farmers Market

posted September 6, 2011

[ Saturday, October 22, 2011; Sunday, October 23, 2011; ] We are doing a festival October 22 and 23 – for more info see http://www.ttev.org/TusconFallFestivalAndFarmersMarket.html

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Seed School – Native Seeds/SEARCH

posted September 6, 2011

[ Sunday, October 30, 2011 to Friday, November 4, 2011. ]  

October 30th – November 4, 2011 at the NS/S Conservation Center – 3584 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ

Join NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman and special guests for a 6-day immersion into a new regional and sustainable seed production and distribution system. Bill is a 30 year veteran of the seed industry who has recently joined [...]

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