Archive for March, 2012


Green Fest: A Celebration of Green Living – Tucson Village Farm – April 7

posted March 27, 2012

[ Saturday, April 7, 2012; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Bookmans, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and Tucson Village Farm Gear Up for Green Fest: A Celebration of Green Living

GREENFEST 2012
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave (Across from Trader Joe’s at Campbell and River)
Cost: FREE

Are you interested in “greening” your life? Well Tucson, get ready for [...]

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Menu for the Future discussion course – Thursdays starting May 3

posted March 25, 2012

[ Thursday, May 3, 2012; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Six Thursdays, May 3 to June 7, in Tucson AZ

 

Menu for the Future

Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers Menu for the Future, a 6-session discussion course prepared by the Northwest Earth Institute that analyzes the connection between food and sustainability.

The goals of the course are to explore food systems and their impact on culture, society, and [...]

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Cholla Bud and Nopalito Harvesting Workshop – Flor de Mayo – April 26

posted March 25, 2012

[ Thursday, April 26, 2012; 7:30 am to 10:30 am. ] Location – West Side Tucson, near W Ironwood Hill Dr & Camino de Oeste

 

Cholla Bud and Nopalito Harvesting Workshop

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, and cook with cholla buds and nopalitos, both traditional foods of the native peoples of the Sonoran desert.

Cholla buds are a superfood [...]

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Introduction to Sprouting – Wanda Poindexter – April 18

posted March 25, 2012

[ Wednesday, April 18, 2012; 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. ] at The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 North Stone Avenue (south of University Avenue and just north of Economy Restaurant Supply)

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Wanda Poindexter to learn…
Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar
Taste various types of sprouts, learn how economical it is to grow organic sprouts right in your own kitchen, and leave [...]

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Melissa Diane Smith – GMO Free Project of Tucson – Native Seeds/SEARCH Salon – May 21

posted March 25, 2012

[ Monday, May 21, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

May 21 Monday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Melissa Diane Smith, nutritionist, author and Director of Education for the [...]

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Desert Terroir with Gary Paul Nabhan – Native Seeds/SEARCH Monthly Salon – April 16

posted March 25, 2012

[ Monday, April 16, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

April 16 Monday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Gary Paul Nabhan, one of the founders of Native Seeds/SEARCH, will [...]

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Revenge of the Electric Car – Pima County Public Library – free showings in March

posted March 15, 2012

[ Saturday, March 17, 2012; 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, March 19, 2012; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Friday, March 23, 2012; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Now Showing at Your Library! – Revenge of the Electric Car

Pima County Public Library – free showings around Tucson in March…

Here’s your chance to watch and discuss the film Revenge of the Electric Car at a Community Cinema screening event.

Director Chris Paine on Revenge of the Electric Car: “Sometimes change, like a train in the [...]

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Urban Agriculture – How to Grow your own vegetables – March 21

posted March 15, 2012

[ Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance, Woods Library
March 21, 2012, 6 – 8 pm
Urban Agriculture: How to Grow your own vegetables
Presenters:
Native Seed Search
Tucson Organic Gardeners
Community Gardens
UA Pima County Extension Office
Arbico Organics
Growers House
Pima County Food Systems Alliance
We will have gardening door prizes, free Hyacinth Bean Vine Seeds and much more.  Get your [...]

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Brown Bag Lunch Seminars – Water Resources Research Center – March & April

posted March 15, 2012

[ Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Tuesday, April 10, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Thursday, April 19, 2012; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held at the Sol Resnick Conference Room, Water Resources Research Center, 350 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ 85721

Contact: Jane Cripps jcripps(at)cals.arizona.edu or 520-621-2526
http://cals.arizona.edu/azwater

 

WRRC Brown Bag Lunch Seminars

 

Wednesday, March 21, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Gardenroots: The Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona Garden Project

Speaker: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, PhD Candidate, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental [...]

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A Sweet Grass Braid of Connection – March 29

posted March 15, 2012

[ Thursday, March 29, 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] at City of Tucson Northwest Community Center, 2160 N 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ 85705

“A Sweet Grass Braid of Connection” Gathering
March 29, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Gathering, Facilitator for Class, Martha Dominguez

It has been my observation in meeting people that community is something needed to have a sense of belonging and connection that is important [...]

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Sustainable Tucson March Meeting – Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community

posted March 4, 2012

[ Monday, March 12, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community
In Conversation with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild,
Council Member Regina Romero, and
Council Member Steve Kozachik
We believe that building a sustainable future will take the cooperation and partnering of residents, government, institutions and organizations. It is [...]

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Seed Exchange at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – March 8

posted February 29, 2012

[ Thursday, March 8, 2012; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located at  100 S. Avenida Del Convento, near the intersection of Congress and Grande.

On March 8th from 3 to 6pm, the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will be hosting a spring gardening celebration where everyone can participate in a seed exchange, and purchase vegetable seedlings, shade cloth, and [...]

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Walking Away from Empire – Guy McPherson at Antigone Books – March 2

posted February 20, 2012

[ Friday, March 2, 2012; 7:00 pm; ] Walking Away from Empire – Guy McPherson at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue, Friday, March 2, 7 PM

Guy McPherson will discuss his book, Walking Away from Empire: A Personal Journey.

McPherson was a successful professor by every imperial measure: tenured, published in all the right places, mentoring students who acquired the best jobs in the [...]

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Solar Grant Applications Open Until March 21 – Technicians for Sustainability

posted February 20, 2012

[ Tuesday, March 20, 2012; 11:59 pm; ] TFS’s 2012 Solar Grant – Applications Open from now Until March 21

Technicians for Sustainability (TFS) is proud to announce the opening of our 2012 Solar Grant application process. Starting immediately we will be accepting applications until March 21st, the Spring Equinox.

The TFS grant program is funded by 1% of our revenue to help non-profit groups [...]

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PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – two 6-day workshops starting Feb 20 and March 12

posted January 26, 2012

[ Monday, February 20, 2012; Monday, March 12, 2012; ] PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) Workshop

This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including: system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, [...]

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Mole Recipes – Native Seeds / SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – March 19

posted January 26, 2012

[ Monday, March 19, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Road
March 19, Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free

Amy Schwemm, owner of the Mano y Metate line of tasty and versatile moles

Amy will talk about how she created her moles and ways to use them in your cooking, and of course will provide samples. The varieties include Mole [...]

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Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH – 6-day classes in 2012

posted January 26, 2012

[ Sunday, March 4, 2012; Thursday, April 12, 2012; Saturday, June 16, 2012; ] March 4 – 9 in Tucson
April 12 – 14 Seed Library School
Summer Saturdays: June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14
Oct 28 – Nov 2 in Phoenix

Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH

Six-day trainings in Tucson, Arizona, facilitated by NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman, author of Basic Seed Saving.

Bill is a 30-year veteran of the bioregional [...]

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Community-based Green Infrastructure – Watershed Technical Training – March 29-31

posted December 23, 2011

[ Tuesday, March 20, 2012; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Thursday, March 29, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012. ] Introductory webinar: March 20th, 3-5pm (PDT).
Hands-on training: March 29-31, 2012, Tucson, Arizona.
 

Watershed Management Group has been working with community members to install neighborhood level Green Infrastructure (GI) projects in Tucson since 2008. Now WMG is offering an in-depth professional training covering the “how to” of organization and design for community led GI installations.

James MacAdam, Green [...]

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Tucson Time Traders – 2011 dec

posted December 19, 2011

[ Thursday, January 12, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, February 9, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, March 8, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, April 12, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Tucson Time Traders is a local Timebank for the Tucson region, and we’re hosting community potluck & orientation meetings on the 2nd Thursday evening every month at the Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)

We’ll also be at Sustainable Tucson General Meetings (2nd Monday every month) to give [...]

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