Archive for May, 2014

Not Up the Creek…Yet/ ST in Tucson Weekly

posted May 15, 2014

Not Up the Creek…Yet
As Arizona faces potential water shortages, experts on divided on the solutions, though many remain optimistic.
by Kyle Mittan

Karl Flessa will tell you that it’s not that hard to collect seashells. All it takes is a bucket.
But the average beachcomber isn’t bringing the specimens back to a lab to study population [...]

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Support Urban Food this Tuesday

posted May 11, 2014

[ Tuesday, May 13, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] On Tuesday, May 13, the City of Tucson is holding a public meeting on new landuse rules for urban agriculture.

COME TO THE MEETING AND SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD.   Your voice could count a lot here.

There has been strong opposition to most urban food production by a small group of people.  They fear that it might attract [...]

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posted May 8, 2014

[ Monday, May 12, 2014; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]  
Sustainable Tucson’s May Meeting:
Monday, May 12, 2014,    5:30 – 8:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room,
101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.)

What do human health, environmental detoxification, consumer waste recycling and a great-tasting and healthy locally produced food source have in common? – MUSHROOMS! Learn [...]

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Food Biodiversity: Homogeneity and implications for food security

posted April 18, 2014

[ Tuesday, May 6, 2014; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Colin Khoury, of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and a former employee of Tucson’s own Native Seeds/SEARCH, will review  evidence of dramatic changes in the genetic diversity of the world’s main food crops and it relevance for human health and food security.

Khoury will offer solutions to the narrowing of the diversity of the world’s food [...]

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