Food & Agriculture

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Farmers Markets in the Tucson Area

Find fresh, locally grown produce year round, every day of the week.

Scroll to the desired county on FoodConnect.org
- Pima
- Cochise
- Santa Cruz

Affiliated Organizations

  • Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture
    "a 501c3 non-profit organization working to increase local sustainable food production and marketing in southern Arizona."
  • Beantree Farm
    consulting/design services, education, workshops, tours, permaculture, green building, earth/cob/straw/recycled materials building, integrated passive/active low energy/water community design, local/native foods, food security, educational staycations, na
  • Canelo Project
    "A small non-profit dedicated to the exploration and education of natural, local and artistic building techniques Workshops in straw bale, earthen and lime plasters...
  • Center for Sustainable Environments
    "CSE is a national leader in university-based sustainability science" (Northern Arizona University)
  • Community Food Security Center
    "... supporting community organizations, schools and individuals in becoming more food secure through education, advocacy, food production and desert gardening, and providing healthy food access through markets."
  • Community Gardens of Tucson
  • CSA - Tucson's Community Supported Agriculture
    Locally grown produce - weekly shares program, or trade yours
  • Desert Harvesters
    Desert Harvesters is a volunteer -run, grassroots organization based in Tucson. We strive to promote, celebrate, and enhance, local food security and production by encouraging the planting of indigenous, food-bearing shade trees (such as the Velvet mesqui
  • Food Conspiracy Co-op
    Organic produce, award-winning bulk section, fair trade and local food and items, plus community programs.
  • GMO (genetically modified organisms) Free Project of Tucson
    GMO Free Project of Tucson www.gmofreeprojectoftucson.org Vote with your food dollars. Say NO to GMO! Pick up a copy of the non-GMO shopping guide at New Life Health Center - Speedway/Swan or at New Life Health Center - Ajo/Mission Download one from www.g
  • Iskashitaa Refugee Harvesting Network
    “We empower refugees by creating opportunities to use their knowledge and skills from Africa to help their families and their own community and to better integrate with the larger Tucson community while gaining life skills that serve them in America.”
  • Native Seeds / SEARCH
  • Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance
    The Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance is an advocate for our region’s valuable heritage. Publishes Local & Heritage Foods Directory
  • Slow Food Tucson
    This group holds events exploring the joys of locally-produced--and savored--foods and beverages.
  • Sonoran Kitchen Gardens
    "We started Sonoran Kitchen Gardens to make sure every school in the Sonoran bioregion has a drylands kitchen garden linked into our local food economy."
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild
    An excellent resource for all people wanting to design systems guided by ecology, including building, food production and water harvesting. The site also features workshops taught by Tucson's experts in the field.
  • Tucson Area Farmers Markets
  • Tucson Botanical Garden
  • Tucson Community Food Bank
  • Tucson Farmers Market
    Tucson Farmer's Market hours, events, favorite vendors, and other info

Other Local Organizations

Local Businesses

Other Resources

  • Beantree Farm
    consulting/design services, education, workshops, tours, permaculture, green building, earth/cob/straw/recycled materials building, integrated passive/active low energy/water community design, local/native foods, food security, educational staycations, na
  • Green Drinks Tucson
    Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a drink at informal sessions around the world known as Green Drinks.
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild
    An excellent resource for all people wanting to design systems guided by ecology, including building, food production and water harvesting. The site also features workshops taught by Tucson's experts in the field.
  • UofA Sustainability Centers
    Various Centers for Sustainability in conjunction with the University of Arizona.

Global Organizations

  • Bountiful Backyards (Durham, NC)
    Bountiful Backyards is an edible landscaping collective with a radical vision for the future. It starts with the attainable ideal of transforming the relationship that people have with food and their communities. From kitchen gardens and composting to n
  • Community Solution
    Community Service, Inc. (CSI), founded in 1940, is a non-profit organization that educates on the benefits and values of small local community living. We envision a world where people live sustainably and cooperatively in local communities which are diver
  • Farm & Garden
    Farm & Garden is an online magazine and community website. We publish news, information and resources related to living in a sustainable fashion with a focus on food, flowers, fiber and families. We publish monthly columns in addition to continually e
  • Institute for Responsible Technology
    A leading spokesperson on the risks of genetically modified (GM) foods, Jeffrey Smith started this organization to promote the responsible use of technology, and stop GM foods and crops through both grassroots and national strategies.
  • LocalHarvest.org
    Find and connect with locally-focused farmers, CSA, seeds, etc. anywhere in the country.
  • Organic Consumers Association
    An online grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability, and on crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair

Local Discussion Groups

Articles

  • April 20th: "Welcome the Third Economic Revolution"
    Welcome the Third Economic Revolution A talk on converting from a Consumer Killer Economy to a Sustainable Green Economy by John 'Skip' Laitner, featured speaker at Sustainable Tucson's December 2013 General Meeting. Skip is a Resource and Energy Economist, International Economic Conversion Consultant,...
  • ST’s April Meeting: Local Water - Localized Food?
    Sustainable Tucson’s April Meeting: Local Water - Localized Food?   Monday, April 14, 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.) How much local food can Tucson produce? And how much local water is available...
  • ST March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change
    Sustainable Tucson’s March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change Monday, March 10, 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.) Join the Sustainable Tucson community and extended network to hear...
  • February General Mtg: IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE?
    Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting: IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Monday, February 10, 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.) Last November 14th, the State of Arizona ran a simulation...
  • Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up?
    Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up? Published by Resource Insights on 2013-11-16 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2013/11/will-real-international-energy-agency.html by Kurt Cobb It was as if the International Energy Agency were appearing on the old American...
  • Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?
    Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy? by Richard Heinberg xxxxxx Published by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-11-12 Original article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1949822-who-knew-that-seoul-was-a xxxxxx Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for...
  • ST Oct Mtg: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions
    Sustainable Tucson October Meeting: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions As Tucson begins planning to reduce its greenhouse gases...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    Monday, September 9, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) ST September Meeting Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public...
  • Urban Food Forestry & Heritage Fruit Trees: From The Ark of Taste to Accessible Edible Landscapes
    On this evening, Slow Food Southern Arizona will join with other local sponsors and Gary Paul Nabhan, local food pioneer and author, as Moderator for a unique event focused on the exploration of accessible edible landscapes and heritage fruit trees through the lens of experience.  The program also...
  • A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis
    A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis by Christian Parenti, July 19, 2013 Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite. One finds...
  • Our Coming Food Crisis by Gary Paul Nabhan
    Our Coming Food Crisis By Gary Paul Nabhan,  Published by the New York Times: July 21, 2013 TUCSON, Ariz. — THIS summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. Situated in Death Valley, it last made news in 1913, when it set the record for the world’s...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    Community garden at 901 East 12th Street, Tucson AZ Saturday - rain date or overflow second workshop Composting workshop specifically designed for dry deserts Specifically designed for dry deserts, this workshop focuses on • Low water use, conserving water for hot composting rather than dry slow •...
  • Climate Smart Southwest: Ready or Hot? - National climate change conference in Tucson - Sep 20-21
    Free lecture Friday evening at the TEP Unisource Building, 88 East Broadway, Tucson AZ Saturday conference at the Tucson Convention Center (details below) Tucson will be hosting a climate change conference focused on public health and climate adaptation in September, sponsored by Physicians for Social...
  • Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!
    Monday, July 8th, 5:30 - 8:00, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson will show a variety of films at our July general meeting. Included among the short and medium length topics are greening the desert, climate change in the arctic,...
  • March Against Monsanto worldwide - and in Tucson at Reid Park - May 25
    Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm - free documentary movie showing and discussion of "The World According to Monsanto" at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot...
  • Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival - June 1
    Free, at the Bisbee Farmers Market in Vista Park, Warren District, Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 9am to 1pm. Activities will include solar...
  • Bisbee Organic Garden Tour - May 26
    Free, starting at Ecoasis, 54 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee Arizona Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA) and Ecoasis on the first annual Bisbee Organic Garden Tour on Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm. This year’s tour will showcase four successful vegetable gardens along Brewery Gulch in the...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com ENERGY FOR TOMORROW - BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES A NEW YORK TIMES CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD ATTIAS AND ASSOCIATES APRIL 25, 2013 THE TIMESCENTER, NEW YORK CITY THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage - May 25
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ A Food Forest Enhancement Project within an EcoVillage Learn Stormwater Management Techniques Prevent Erosion • Reduce Runoff • Conserve Water Guest Speakers David Seibert (Conservation Director of Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative-BHRI,...
  • Local Food Summit at U of A - Gary Nabhan & Jeff Silvertooth - May 14
    at Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Local Food Summit with Gary Nabhan and Jeff Silvertooth At this working summit, participants will develop action plans for how University of Arizona entities and partners can support socially equitable, economically...
  • Pima County Food Alliance - April Meeting - April 29
    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...
  • A Fierce Green Fire - A Film and Panel on Green Activism - April 19
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies! Maria Baier - Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute Roger Clark - Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn't even grown in Arizona. Please join us for...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
    For full information, go to www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops... • The Art of Fermentation - Sunday, April 7th • Wild Foods Walkabout - Saturday, April 13th • Bee Keeping - Saturday and Sunday, April...
  • The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin
    The End of Growth: Rubin & Suzuki From Ideas with Paul Kennedy Economist Jeff Rubin and biologist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince...
  • Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability - starting March 27
    for 6 Wednesdays, near Congress & Grande, Tucson AZ Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability Discussion Course Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers "Hungry for Change", a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food, ethics, and sustainability. The goals of...
  • 31st Annual Solar Potluck - Catalina State Park - April 6
    at Catalina State Park near Tucson AZ Citizens for Solar - 31st Annual Solar Potluck Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to sunset at Catalina State Park The Solar Potluck is free and open to the public, although the park charges a $7/carload entry fee. Please go to Citizens for Solar website for more info...
  • Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar - April 11
    at The Tasteful Kitchen, 722 North Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ Sprouting: The Art of Gardening in a Jar Join BASA and Wanda Poindexter on Thursday, April 11 to learn basic and intermediate tips for sprouting. Taste various types of sprouts, learn how economical it is to grow organic sprouts right in...
  • Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop - April 18
    West Side Tucson near Trails End and Camino de Oeste, Tucson AZ Cholla Bud and Nopal Harvesting Workshop Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, preserve, and cook with cholla buds and nopales, both traditional foods of the Native Peoples of the...
  • The World According To The Automatic Earth: A 2013 Primer Guide
    For the past five years, Nicole (Stoneleigh) Foss and Raul Ilargi Meijer have been providing the world with keen analyses of critical sustainability subjects: finance and economics;  energy; scale, society, and trust; and preparation. The Automatic Earth's 2013 Primer is an excellent summary of their...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course - 5 weekends starting Feb 9
    5 weekends starting Feb 9 in Tucson AZ Sonoran Permaculture Guild 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course This Permaculture certification course covers all aspects of sustainable design with a Southwest dry lands flavor, including a balance of hands on experience, classroom time, and design practicum...
  • Watershed Management Group - Short Courses - Jan Feb March
    Tucson AZ Watershed Management Group's Watershed Technical Trainings (WTT) are hands-on design and implementation trainings to build the knowledge and skills of property-owners and practitioners alike. As a non-profit organization, WMG's goal is to offer green job trainings based in collaboration...
  • WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program - Feb & April
    Feb 22 - March 2 in Phoenix, and April 5-13 in Tucson AZ Water Harvesting Certification Program The Watershed Management Group's Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation. WMG's goal is to transfer...
  • ST January 2013 Meeting - Jan 14
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson 2013 How We Can Take Action in the New Year Lots of powerful efforts are happening in Tucson and around the world to make a more sustainable and secure future. Join Sustainable Tucson...
  • Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! - Public meetings Dec 8 & 10
    at Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 East Pima St (at Dodge Blvd) Dear climate activists, As you probably know, many Tucson schools are slated for possible closure, especially on the west and southwest sides of town. Some of these schools have shown great leadership in preparing our students...
  • Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
    Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy by Jon Walker What I love most about this book is the feeling you get that there is hope: solutions to environmental, social and financial crises do exist, they have been tried and tested all over the planet and all...
  • The World According to Monsanto Screening
    More Than a Food Fight: Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy More Than A Food Fight: Monsanto’s War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy Video clips from “The World According to Monsanto”...
  • Food Policy links & resources on the internet
    Food Policy links & resources on the internet (ST Food working group, November 2012) National Websites: http://www.foodsecurity.org/FPC/council.html * (List of Food Policy Councils in North America) http://www.foodfirst.org/sites/www.foodfirst.org/files/pdf/PB_19_Cutting_Through_the_Red_Tape.pdf (Food...
  • Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed - Localizing Our Food Supply - Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee - December 10
    Free and open to the public at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave, Tucson AZ (also see campus map for lots of free parking) Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed and Localizing Our Food Supply with Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee Please note special time...
  • More Than a Food Fight - Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy - film clips & discussion - Nov 30
    Free, at the Historic Y, 738 N 5th Avenue, Tucson More Than a Food Fight: Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy Women's International League for Peace and Freedom presents video clips from "The World According to Monsanto" and a discussion...
  • UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse
     by Rob Hopkins Published by Transition Culture on Fri, 11/02/2012  and republished by EnergyBulletin.Net  on Sat, 11/3/2012 Kevin Anderson is the Deputy Director of the UK Tyndall Centre and is an expert on greenhouse-gas emissions trajectories. He will be giving the annual Cabot Institute lecture,...
  • Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the SW United States - Guy McPherson - November 5
    at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the southwestern United States with Guy McPherson Co-sponsored by Tucson Audubon Society and Sustainable Tucson Please note special time and location for this month's...
  • 5th Annual Free Green Living Fair - Nov 3
    at the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant Experts on "green" building, alternative modes of transportation, rainwater-harvesting, gardening, air quality, water and energy conservation, solar power and more will be available to discuss ways to save money with a more "green" home and lifestyle. The Green Living...
  • Natural Beekeeping - NS/S free salon - Oct 15
    at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ (note new time 5 to 7 pm) Natural Beekeeping with Jaime de Zubeldia from ReZoNation Farm Why is beekeeping so popular? What do we need to know about beekeeping specific to our region? Local beekeeper Jaime will share natural beekeeping...
  • Seeds of Freedom - Tucson Film Premiere - Oct 16
    at Native Seeds / SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E River Road, Tucson AZ Seeds of Freedom - Tucson film premiere In conjunction with World Food Day and part of the Act for Seed Freedom Fortnight, we will screen a short documentary exploring the importance of seed saving and the current threats to...
  • Fermentation Talk and Workshop with Sandor Katz - NS/S - Oct 22
    Free, at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ Can't get enough kombucha, kimchi, or sauerkraut? Join us for a special evening with fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz, author of the bestselling Wild Fermentation. Sandor will answer your questions and share tips from his latest...
  • Special Food Day Screening of Genetic Roulette - Oct 24
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Special Food-Oriented Presentation for Food Day, a day to celebrate healthy, sustainable food production: Movie Screening at 7 p.m. of the new groundbreaking definitive documentary on the health risks of genetically modified foods, Genetic Roulette:...
  • Genetic Roulette - Free Movie Showing - Oct 11
    Free, at the Crossroads Theater, 4811 E Grant Road, Tucson AZ A FREE movie screening  of the new groundbreaking definitive documentary on the health risks of genetically modified foods, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, followed by a Q & A by Melissa Diane Smith, GMO Free Project of Tucson...
  • Earth Harmony Festival - Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage - Oct 6-7
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, Tumacácori, AZ (South of Tucson) Free admission, donations appreciated Earth Harmony Festival A weekend celebration devoted to creating a sustainable future now. EcoVillage tours on water harvesting, green building, organic gardening, solar energy, composting,...

Meetings and Events

  • April 20th: "Welcome the Third Economic Revolution"
    Welcome the Third Economic Revolution A talk on converting from a Consumer Killer Economy to a Sustainable Green Economy by John 'Skip' Laitner, featured speaker at Sustainable Tucson's December 2013 General Meeting. Skip is a Resource and Energy Economist, International Economic Conversion Consultant,...
  • ST’s April Meeting: Local Water - Localized Food?
    Sustainable Tucson’s April Meeting: Local Water - Localized Food?   Monday, April 14, 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.) How much local food can Tucson produce? And how much local water is available...
  • ST March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change
    Sustainable Tucson’s March Meeting: Preparedness for a World of Change Monday, March 10, 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.) Join the Sustainable Tucson community and extended network to hear...
  • February General Mtg: IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE?
    Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting: IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD READY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Monday, February 10, 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.) Last November 14th, the State of Arizona ran a simulation...
  • Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up?
    Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up? Published by Resource Insights on 2013-11-16 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2013/11/will-real-international-energy-agency.html by Kurt Cobb It was as if the International Energy Agency were appearing on the old American...
  • Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy?
    Who knew that Seoul was a leader in the sharing economy? by Richard Heinberg xxxxxx Published by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-11-12 Original article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/1949822-who-knew-that-seoul-was-a xxxxxx Did you know that Seoul, South Korea is one of the world’s key sites for...
  • ST Oct Mtg: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions
    Sustainable Tucson October Meeting: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions As Tucson begins planning to reduce its greenhouse gases...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    Monday, September 9, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) ST September Meeting Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public...
  • Urban Food Forestry & Heritage Fruit Trees: From The Ark of Taste to Accessible Edible Landscapes
    On this evening, Slow Food Southern Arizona will join with other local sponsors and Gary Paul Nabhan, local food pioneer and author, as Moderator for a unique event focused on the exploration of accessible edible landscapes and heritage fruit trees through the lens of experience.  The program also...
  • A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis
    A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis by Christian Parenti, July 19, 2013 Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite. One finds...
  • Our Coming Food Crisis by Gary Paul Nabhan
    Our Coming Food Crisis By Gary Paul Nabhan,  Published by the New York Times: July 21, 2013 TUCSON, Ariz. — THIS summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. Situated in Death Valley, it last made news in 1913, when it set the record for the world’s...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    Community garden at 901 East 12th Street, Tucson AZ Saturday - rain date or overflow second workshop Composting workshop specifically designed for dry deserts Specifically designed for dry deserts, this workshop focuses on • Low water use, conserving water for hot composting rather than dry slow •...
  • Climate Smart Southwest: Ready or Hot? - National climate change conference in Tucson - Sep 20-21
    Free lecture Friday evening at the TEP Unisource Building, 88 East Broadway, Tucson AZ Saturday conference at the Tucson Convention Center (details below) Tucson will be hosting a climate change conference focused on public health and climate adaptation in September, sponsored by Physicians for Social...
  • Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!
    Monday, July 8th, 5:30 - 8:00, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson will show a variety of films at our July general meeting. Included among the short and medium length topics are greening the desert, climate change in the arctic,...
  • March Against Monsanto worldwide - and in Tucson at Reid Park - May 25
    Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm - free documentary movie showing and discussion of "The World According to Monsanto" at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot...
  • Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival - June 1
    Free, at the Bisbee Farmers Market in Vista Park, Warren District, Bisbee Arizona Bisbee Solar Cook-Off and Festival Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 9am to 1pm. Activities will include solar...
  • Bisbee Organic Garden Tour - May 26
    Free, starting at Ecoasis, 54 Brewery Avenue, Bisbee Arizona Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA) and Ecoasis on the first annual Bisbee Organic Garden Tour on Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm. This year’s tour will showcase four successful vegetable gardens along Brewery Gulch in the...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com ENERGY FOR TOMORROW - BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES A NEW YORK TIMES CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD ATTIAS AND ASSOCIATES APRIL 25, 2013 THE TIMESCENTER, NEW YORK CITY THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage - May 25
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ A Food Forest Enhancement Project within an EcoVillage Learn Stormwater Management Techniques Prevent Erosion • Reduce Runoff • Conserve Water Guest Speakers David Seibert (Conservation Director of Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative-BHRI,...
  • Local Food Summit at U of A - Gary Nabhan & Jeff Silvertooth - May 14
    at Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Local Food Summit with Gary Nabhan and Jeff Silvertooth At this working summit, participants will develop action plans for how University of Arizona entities and partners can support socially equitable, economically...
  • Pima County Food Alliance - April Meeting - April 29
    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...
  • A Fierce Green Fire - A Film and Panel on Green Activism - April 19
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies! Maria Baier - Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute Roger Clark - Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn't even grown in Arizona. Please join us for...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
    For full information, go to www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops... • The Art of Fermentation - Sunday, April 7th • Wild Foods Walkabout - Saturday, April 13th • Bee Keeping - Saturday and Sunday, April...
  • The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin
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  • 31st Annual Solar Potluck - Catalina State Park - April 6
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  • 5th Annual Free Green Living Fair - Nov 3
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  • Natural Beekeeping - NS/S free salon - Oct 15
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  • Fermentation Talk and Workshop with Sandor Katz - NS/S - Oct 22
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  • Special Food Day Screening of Genetic Roulette - Oct 24
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