Following the successful Urban Farm Tour on March 5, we will be meeting on Wednesday, March 23 to continue the discussion. The objective of the meeting is to identify next steps to help make Tucson more Food Resilient. We will consider two possible projects:
• Develop a grant application to the new Haury foundation for startup funds to help start to develop a Food Resilience Project. Ultimately, this could result in a coalition of local organizations that will combine their interests and capabilities to help small, self-organizing groups to make them selves more food resilient. If the interest and time is there, we may apply for startup (‘seed’) funds this May. (Or possibly in September.)
* Begin to organize a Food Resilience component for the 6th annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, this October. This would likely include a variation of the Urban Farm Tour from earlier this month.
The meeting will be at the YWCA, 525 N Bonita If you want to buy lunch from the Café @ the YW, you should try to get there a little early. We will start promptly at 11:30.