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Edgar Cahn, TimeBanks USA – How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments

posted January 23, 2013

How President Obama Can Beat The Odds And Make Good On His Commitments from Edgar S. Cahn, CEO TimeBanks USA, Distinguished Professor of Law, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law In his Inaugural Address, President Obama made some commitments that seem to defy fiscal reality:   “A little girl born into the bleakest poverty […]

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ST February Meeting – Tucson’s Economy – Feb 11

posted January 22, 2013

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) Local Economy • Financial and Monetary Innovation Please join us for Sustainable Tucson‘s February Meeting where we’ll hear leaders and experts from Tucson and Phoenix, and engage everyone in discussion on the […]

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Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank

posted January 9, 2013

Sustainable Tucson joins Tucson Timebank Sustainable Tucson is a co-sponsor of our local timebank Tucson Time Traders, and Sustainable Tucson is also a member of Tucson Time Traders. If you volunteer for Sustainable Tucson in the working groups, monthly meetings, or in other ways, you can get hours of credit in the timebank from Sustainable […]

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Watershed Management Group – Short Courses – Jan Feb March

posted January 8, 2013

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 not competition; build applied skills of professionals; and teach universal principles and systems […]

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ST January 2013 Meeting – Jan 14

posted January 8, 2013

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 on Monday, January […]

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Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy

posted November 28, 2012

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 we have to […]

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Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed – Localizing Our Food Supply – Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee – December 10

posted November 18, 2012

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 and location for this month’s […]

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UK Tyndall Centre Interview: Rapid and deep emissions reductions may not be easy, but 4°C to 6°C will be much worse

posted November 3, 2012

 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, ‘Real Clothes for the Emperor’ on 6th November in Bristol, […]

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Climate Change and Energy Decline: Building resilient communities in the SW United States – Guy McPherson – November 5

posted October 31, 2012

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 Sustainable Tucson meeting, When:  Monday, November 5, 2012, 7:00 pm […]

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Natural Beekeeping – NS/S free salon – Oct 15

posted October 15, 2012

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 methods and provide an […]

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Seeds of Freedom – Tucson Film Premiere – Oct 16

posted October 15, 2012

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 the practice. […]

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Fermentation Talk and Workshop with Sandor Katz – NS/S – Oct 22

posted October 15, 2012

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 book The Art of Fermentation, which offers the […]

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Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class – WMG – Oct 11

posted October 15, 2012

Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Class Spaces are still available in Watershed Management Group’s upcoming session to fulfill the educational requirement for Tucson Water’s rainwater-harvesting rebate. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tucson Water is offering rebates on qualifying rainwater harvesting projects, including tanks and earthworks. Two tiers of […]

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Storm Water Harvesting – WMG Green Living Co-op Workshops – Oct 11,13,14,21,27

posted October 15, 2012

Click these links for more details: Thursday October 11, 7am – 12pm Saturday October 13, 8am – 1pm Sunday, October 14, 7am – 12pm Sunday, October 21, 8am – 1pm Saturday, October 27, 8am – 1pm   Watershed Management Group – Residential Green Infrastructure Workshops Join Watershed Management Group’s Tucson Green-living Co-op for a series […]

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Challenges in Vertical Farming – all-day workshop & live webcast – Sep 26

posted September 17, 2012

live webcast from University of Maryland Conference Center   Workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming” September 26, 2012 The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College 3501 University Blvd, East Hyattsville, Maryland 20783 USA http://challengesinverticalfarming.org We are pleased to announce an NSF funded workshop on the “Challenges in Vertical Farming”, which […]

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How Do We Grow Our Food? – Native Seeds/SEARCH Free Monthly Salon – Sep 17

posted September 12, 2012

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson (please note new time)   How Do We Grow Our Food? A panel discussion with growers from River Road Gardens, High Energy Farm, Sleeping Frog and the NS/S Conservation Farm. No till, cover crops, Effective Microorganisms, biodynamic and good ole elbow grease are some of […]

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Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild

posted September 4, 2012

Fall 2012 One Day Workshops – Sonoran Permaculture Guild For full class descriptions, registration information, and FAQs for these workshops, please go to http://www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops/   Designing a Home Greywater System – September 22nd, 2012 This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work […]

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ST September Meeting – Sept 10 – Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form continued – Broadway Boulevard Project

posted August 28, 2012

at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Broadway Boulevard Project: Sustainable Urban Mobility and Form? As a follow up to Sustainable Tucson’s July meeting, The Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form, the September 10th meeting will be convening a public conversation furthering the discussion, […]

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Who Owns Our Food? – Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – Aug 20

posted August 16, 2012

Free at NS/S Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.   “Who Owns Our Food?” with Bill McDorman Aug. 20th, 5-7 pm (Note new time) Ten companies own and control 75% of the worlds seeds. How does this affect local food security and the health of our region? More importantly what does this have to do […]

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Tucson Time Traders – 2012 aug

posted August 5, 2012

Community Picnic/Potluck & Orientation Meetings at Tucson Ward 3 Office, 1510 E Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant & Vine) 2nd Thursdays, 6 to 8 pm – Aug 9 – Sep 13 – Oct 11 – Nov 8 – Nov 18 (sunday 6:30-8:30pm) – Dec 13 at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N Treat Avenue (1 […]

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Sustainable Tucson August Film Festival – August 12th and 13th

posted July 29, 2012

at Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown Library, Large Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St)   Sunday, August 12th 1:00 to 5:00pm, Sustainable Tucson will show three top-rated sustainability films covering critical sustainability topics: • The U.S. financial crisis erupted in 2008 and still looms on the horizon. • […]

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Menu for the Future – Discussion Course – Thursdays July 12 thru Aug 16

posted July 2, 2012

six Thursdays from July 12 thru August 16 in Central Tucson Menu for the Future Discussion Course Thursdays, July 12 to August 16, 2012 – 6:30 to 8:00pm Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers the Northwest Earth Institute’s Menu for the Future Class, a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food and sustainability.  The […]

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Sustainable Tucson July Meeting – Urban Mobility and Urban Form – July 9

posted June 27, 2012

at Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown Library, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St) The Sustainability of Urban Mobility and Urban Form The July ST General Meeting will feature panel presentations and conversation by special Tucson speakers who are addressing in their work “Sustainable mobility and urban form.” This is a very […]

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Rainwater Harvesting – Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – July 16

posted June 23, 2012

Free, at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. (just south of Ft. Lowell) Rainwater Harvesting Leona Davis, Education and Advocacy Coordinator Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Harvest those wonderful monsoon rains. Learn about the benefits of rainwater harvesting both in the soil and in storage tanks. Gain an understanding of the cost, […]

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Occupy Arcology – ecological city design lecture & discussion – June 26

posted June 20, 2012

Free, at Historic Y conference room, 738 North 5th Ave (at University)   OCCUPY ARCOLOGY LECTURE – June 26 Come be a part of a lecture and lively discussion on Occupy Arcology. In this part of the lecture series, hosted by Occupy Tucson’s Doctress Neutopia, we will focus on the question of ecology and economy […]

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Bisbee Solar Cookoff – June 2

posted May 25, 2012

Free, at Bisbee Farmers Market (in Vista Park in the Warren District)   Bisbee Solar Cookoff June 2, 2012 – 10am to 1pm Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for their annual Solar Cookoff.  Activities will include solar cooking demonstrations as well as solar ovens and accessories for sale. At 11am, […]

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Soil is Life – Restoring the Soil Food Web – lecture and local foods potluck – May 31

posted May 6, 2012

at Saint Marks Church, Third and Alvernon, Tucson   Soil is Life – Restoring the Soil Food Web A Lecture and Local Foods Potluck Join Watershed Management Group’s Tucson Co-op to celebrate the end of our busiest season to date and to revel in anticipation of the coming monsoons, with our semi annual local foods […]

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Summer Hours at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

posted April 26, 2012

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, […]

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Plan Tucson – Urban Agriculture Policy Working Group – May 3

posted April 21, 2012

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 […]

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Water Harvesting Lecture Series – May 4-7

posted April 21, 2012

  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 […]

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Sustainable Tucson May Meeting – Prosperity Without Growth – May 14

posted April 20, 2012

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. […]

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Dad’s Farm Tour – Huachuca City – May 6

posted April 10, 2012

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 […]

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

posted April 8, 2012

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 […]

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ST April Meeting – Can Tucson Feed Itself?

posted April 6, 2012

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 […]

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Menu for the Future discussion course – Thursdays starting May 3

posted March 25, 2012

Six Thursdays, May 3 to June 7, in Tucson AZ   Menu for the Future Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers Menu for the Future, a 6-session discussion course prepared by the Northwest Earth Institute that analyzes the connection between food and sustainability. The goals of the course are to explore food systems and their impact […]

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Cholla Bud and Nopalito Harvesting Workshop – Flor de Mayo – April 26

posted March 25, 2012

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 […]

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Introduction to Sprouting – Wanda Poindexter – April 18

posted March 25, 2012

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 […]

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Desert Terroir with Gary Paul Nabhan – Native Seeds/SEARCH Monthly Salon – April 16

posted March 25, 2012

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 […]

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Urban Agriculture – How to Grow your own vegetables – March 21

posted March 15, 2012

Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance, Woods Library March 21, 2012, 6 – 8 pm Urban Agriculture: How to Grow your own vegetables Presenters: Native Seed Search Tucson Organic Gardeners Community Gardens UA Pima County Extension Office Arbico Organics Growers House Pima County Food Systems Alliance We will have gardening door prizes, free Hyacinth Bean Vine Seeds […]

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Seed Exchange at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – March 8

posted February 29, 2012

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is located at  100 S. Avenida Del Convento, near the intersection of Congress and Grande. On March 8th from 3 to 6pm, the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will be hosting a spring gardening celebration where everyone can participate in a seed exchange, and purchase vegetable seedlings, shade cloth, […]

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Plan Tucson – Urban Design Policy Working Group – Feb 29

posted February 20, 2012

Plan Tucson – Smart Growth Focus Area Redevelopment and Revitalization Policy Working Group Meeting Invitation for Wednesday February 29, 2012 Subject: Plan Tucson – Redevelopment and Revitalization Policy Working Group Meeting Invitation Dear Colleague: We are sending you this invitation because you expressed an interest or were recommended to participate in the Urban Design Policy […]

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Solar Grant Applications Open Until March 21 – Technicians for Sustainability

posted February 20, 2012

TFS’s 2012 Solar Grant – Applications Open from now Until March 21 Technicians for Sustainability (TFS) is proud to announce the opening of our 2012 Solar Grant application process. Starting immediately we will be accepting applications until March 21st, the Spring Equinox. The TFS grant program is funded by 1% of our revenue to help […]

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Green For All – Special Southern Arizona Coalition Event – Feb 14

posted February 10, 2012

Green for All and The SAGAC Organizing Committee Invite You to Attend Our Coalition Building Training Session Please note location has changed to the Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Rd. Who: SAGAC, Green for All, & Tucson Allies When: Tuesday, February 14th from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Where: Community Food Bank, 3003 […]

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What Are We Planning For? – A New Advocacy Initiative

posted February 10, 2012

What Are We Planning For? A Sustainable Tucson Issues Paper                                                  March 2012 Since Imagine Greater Tucson’s initiating phase began more than three years ago, Sustainable Tucson has been engaged with the IGT Project at many levels, participating in the steering, community values, outreach, and technical committees. Imagine Greater Tucson has consistently requested input and Sustainable […]

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Valentine trade event – Amethyst Luna Co-op – Feb 11

posted February 7, 2012

We invite you to attend a Valentine trade event in Tucson on February 11, 2012. Please share this information with members of your organization and with people you know in the community. Support co-operatives and local cottage industries, and find free trade gifts for the special someone for Valentine’s Day. We look forward to having […]

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Tucson Aquaponics Systems Tour – Feb 11

posted February 3, 2012

The first TAPST (Tucson Aquaponics Systems Tour) is officially happening!  Saturday 2/11/12 all around Tucson, 9AM-3PM.  The full range of aquaponics systems will be featured.  So far we have at least 10 systems on 5 different sites.   Here is a link to more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/239007656182410/

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Free bike tuneups & more – Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market – Feb 16

posted February 3, 2012

Ride your bike to the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market and Menlo Bike Mechanics will provide FREE bike tune-ups! You can also enjoy: * Live Music * A Cooking Demo * Bike Accessories * Advice on Bike Maintenance When: Feb. 16th 3-6pm Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento, West of 1-10 near […]

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Solar Cooking and Sustainability Event in Taylor AZ – Feb 18

posted January 26, 2012

at Northland Pioneer College, Snowflake, Arizona Saturday, February 18, 2012 – 1 to 4 pm – Free admission We are having a tribute to Barbara Kerr and Sherry Cole who invigorated a solar cooking movement when they lived in Tempe in the 1970’s. We’ve got some great speakers and everyone will have a chance to […]

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PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) – two 6-day workshops starting Feb 20 and March 12

posted January 26, 2012

PV101 Solar Electric Design and Installation (Grid-Direct) Workshop This course will provide an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including: system components, site analysis, PV module […]

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Hot Chile Recipes – Native Seeds / SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – Feb 20

posted January 26, 2012

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Road February 20, Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free Native Seeds / SEARCH Monthly Salons – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations. Celia Riddle, owner & creator of Hot Flash Chile […]

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