at the Sam Lena Library, 1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson AZ
Join the Pima County Food Alliance for our monthly meeting on Monday, April 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Sam Lena Library (1607 S 6th Ave, Tucson).
April is Native Foods Month at the Pima County Food Alliance!
This month we’ll be hearing from two experts on native foods. The first is Chef Barry Infuso, who works with Pima Community College and is known for his work with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. In particular, Infuso’s work has explored the use of native, culturally appropriate foods as an avenue to (re-)establishing health with a population that has suffered tremendously from the pervasiveness of the Western diet.
Amy Schwemm, known around town for her delicious mesquite cookies and prickly pear lemonade, comes to us from a local organization called Desert Harvesters. If you’re not familiar with the organization, well…you should be. Come learn about all the great native food- and plant-related work they’re doing, and find ways to plug in.
The Pima County Food Alliance works to engage community partners to understand and develop our food system through the following strategies:
– Education: Creating opportunities for coalition members, their families, friends, neighbors, schools, and elected officials to learn about the importance of sustainably growing and eating healthful food as well as relevant food policy issues.
– Networking: Having a space to meet and learn from other food councils and individuals in the community who are involved in community-based food projects and programs.
– Outreach: Meeting with and inviting other individuals, organizations, agencies and policy makers to collaborate around the goals of the group.
– Policy change: Determining what governmental, institutional, and corporate policies are barriers to or opportunities to improve the conditions involved in growing and eating sustainable, local, and healthful food. Work to promote healthy and sustainable policies based on community-wide collaboration.
Contact Meghan at 520-331-9821 with any questions!