Archive for April, 2012


Reconsider RTA Broadway Project – Public press conference – April 30

posted April 27, 2012

[ Monday, April 30, 2012; 6:00 pm; ] at Assembly of God Church parking lot, NW corner of Broadway & Campbell

 

Neighborhood Support Network / Broadway Corridor

Hi Neighbors,

You and your neighbors are invited to a press conference on Monday, April 30 at Broadway and Campbell that will begin at 6pm – please send around. Speakers will include Council Members Kozachik and Fimbres, Pima County [...]

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Summer Hours at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

posted April 26, 2012

[ Thursday, May 3, 2012; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Thursdays 4-7 PM, all Summer, at 100 S Avenida del Convento, west of I-10, near the intersection of Congress and Grande

Summer hours begin at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market on Thursday, May 3rd. Summer hours are Thursdays, 4-7 PM.

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located at 100 S. Avenida del Convento, West [...]

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Tucson Time Traders – 2012 apr

posted April 24, 2012

[ Thursday, May 10, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, June 14, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Thursday, July 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 every month at the Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine)

 
We’re also at Sustainable Tucson Monthly Meetings (2nd Monday every month) to give information about [...]

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Plan Tucson – Urban Agriculture Policy Working Group – May 3

posted April 21, 2012

[ Thursday, May 3, 2012; 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. ] at Sentinel Building Conference Rooms, 320 N. Commerce Park Loop

 

PLAN TUCSON
ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY FOCUS AREA
Urban Agriculture Policy Working Group
Meeting Invitation
Thursday May 3, 2012

Hello,

The Plan Tucson Team appreciates the active participation by agency, organization, and other stakeholders in the Working Groups to develop policies for elements to be addressed in Plan Tucson, the City’s new General Plan [...]

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Water Harvesting Lecture Series – May 4-7

posted April 21, 2012

[ Friday, May 4, 2012; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Saturday, May 5, 2012; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Monday, May 7, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]  

at St. Mark’s Church, 3809 E. 3rd Street
 
Open to the public, $25 per session

 

Water Harvesting Lecture Series
Watershed Management Group’s Water Harvesting Certification program provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting offered in the nation.

We’re opening four of the lectures from our upcoming Tucson Certification course in May to the [...]

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Sustainable Tucson May Meeting – Prosperity Without Growth – May 14

posted April 20, 2012

[ Monday, May 14, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda Street)
Prosperity Without Growth – What does it look like?
Please join us at Sustainable Tucson’s May meeting to hear local experts talk about Sustainable Economics, and share your thoughts about what this looks like and what it entails. Help [...]

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National Electric Drag Racing Association EVent – Tucson April 14

posted April 12, 2012

[ Saturday, April 14, 2012; ] at Southwest International Raceway in Tucson

Bookmans 1st Annual Spring Thaw – a NEDRA EVent
Bookmans is hosting the 1st Annual Spring Thaw – a National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) EVent at the Southwest International Raceway on Saturday, 14 April 2012.

Also, done in conjunction with the Green Pavilion, displaying a number of Plug-ins, be it pure [...]

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Dad’s Farm Tour – Huachuca City – May 6

posted April 10, 2012

[ Sunday, May 6, 2012; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] May 6 from 10am to 3pm – Free!
at 30 W. Ivey Road in Huachuca City, just one mile north of Mustang Corners on Hwy 90

Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture, the Sierra Vista Farmers’ Market, and Dad’s Farm sponsor the opportunity to spend a day on a working farm.

Learn viable food production methods for the Sierra Vista [...]

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Overpeck lecture – audio recording online here

posted April 8, 2012

An audio recording of Dr. Jonathan Overpeck’s presentation at DuVal Auditorium in Tucson February 13th 2012 is now available here on the Sustainable Tucson website.
To listen or download, please go to the first comment on ST February Meeting – Climate Change in Tucson and the Southwest – Dr Jonathan Overpeck.

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The 99% Spring – Non-violent Direct Action Trainings – Tucson April 14 & 15

posted April 8, 2012

[ Saturday, April 14, 2012; 9:00 am; 10:00 am; Sunday, April 15, 2012; 1:30 pm; ] Three training events & locations in Tucson
 
see below for details & links

 

The 99% Spring – Non-violent Direct Action Trainings

We’re at a crossroads as a country. In recent years, millions have lost their jobs, homes have been foreclosed, and an unconscionable number of children live in poverty. We have to stand up to the people who [...]

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UA Earth Day 2012 – University of Arizona – April 20

posted April 8, 2012

[ Friday, April 20, 2012; 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard

 
UA Earth Day 2012
Come celebrate UA Earth Day on Friday, April 20th from 4-7:30 p.m. at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard.

The event will feature live entertainment, activities for kids and families, and interactive demonstrations. As many as 60 UA programs and local businesses and organizations will be on [...]

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How do you move through the city? – Worker Transit Authority

posted April 8, 2012

[ Friday, April 27, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, April 28, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friday, May 4, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, May 5, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Friday, May 11, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday, May 12, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Free – April 27 & 28, May 4 & 5, May 11 & 12 – 5 pm to 8 pm
 
210 East Broadway, Downtown Tucson Arizona
The Worker Transit Authority asks the community

“How do you move through the city?”
A Convergence of Art and Planning
For three weekends in a series of free public events, Tucson residents can participate [...]

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Solar Potluck And Exhibition – April 28

posted April 8, 2012

[ Saturday, April 28, 2012; 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] at Catalina State Park, 11570 N Oracle Road

 
Solar Potluck And Exhibition
Citizens for Solar invites you to our 30th Annual Solar Potluck And Exhibition. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Road, 10 am til Sunset.

Solar cooker food, solar displays, speakers, and solar powered musicians.

Dinner at 5pm – bring a dish, drink, [...]

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Engaging a New Generation with the Transition Movement

posted April 8, 2012

Engaging a New Generation with the Transition Movement
One of the best things about the Transition movement is our ability to learn from each other’s efforts. When we take time to document our challenges, successes, or discoveries, we create opportunities for others to learn from them. Similarly, we benefit when we can adapt the [...]

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ST April Meeting – Can Tucson Feed Itself?

posted April 6, 2012

[ Monday, April 9, 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)
Can Tucson Feed Itself ?

The short answer is no.
The longer answer will surprise and excite you.
The real answer is – its time to start.
At this Sustainable Tucson meeting, find out:

• How food actually gets to [...]

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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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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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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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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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Annual Flavors of the Desert – April 28

posted January 26, 2012

[ Saturday, April 28, 2012; ] at the University of Arizona and Tohono Chul Park

ANNUAL FLAVORS OF THE DESERT

This year we are celebrating the 1981 landmark gathering of the folks who would become the luminaries of the seed world, with a day of workshops at the University of Arizona, and then in the evening at Tohono Chul Park, we will enjoy [...]

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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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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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