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5th Annual Free Green Living Fair – Nov 3

posted October 25, 2012

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 Fair will be at the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant, […]

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Eco-Health Relationship Browser – EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities

posted October 23, 2012

Eco-Health Relationship Browser EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research News Flash September 25, 2012 The EPA Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program is pleased to announce the launch of the Eco-Health Relationship Browser, an easy-to-use new online tool from the SHC program. The Eco-Health Relationship Browser illustrates the linkages between human health and ecosystem […]

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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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Earth Harmony Festival – Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage – Oct 6-7

posted September 27, 2012

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, and more. Live music, food, arts, children’s village, hay rides, pony rides, and other activities […]

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Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival – Oct 21

posted September 27, 2012

at Reid Park in Tucson AZ, free and open to the public   ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL A Community Event for a Bright Future By Clinton MacKillop September 26, 2012 Tucson, AZ – Envision Tucson Sustainable and Sustainable Tucson announce the 2nd annual “Envision Tucson Sustainable” festival. The festival will take place at Reid Park […]

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Second Annual Home-scape Tour – Watershed Management Group – Oct 20

posted September 17, 2012

Tucson, AZ   Second Annual Watershed Management Group Home-scape Tour Saturday, October 20 Did the new City of Tucson rainwater-harvesting rebate rouse your interest in capturing the rain that falls on your own property? Curious about implementing other backyard sustainability practices such as chicken coops, food production, greywater, composting systems, and even solar-heated outside showers? […]

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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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Gardening for Wildlife and Sustainability – NS/S Green Bag Lunch – Sep 25

posted September 12, 2012

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson   Gardening for Wildlife and Sustainability with Kendall Kroesen Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Noon – 1 pm As the summer swelter recedes, we are excited to bring back your favorite mid-day brainfood break! Join us for the return of our Green Bag Lunch series with […]

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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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Designing a Home Greywater System – Sonoran Permaculture Guild – Sep 22

posted September 4, 2012

in Tucson AZ   Designing a Home Greywater System Leona Davis, Sonoran Permaculture Guild This one-day class provides a basic understanding of residential greywater system design, function, application, and applicable building codes. Participants will work with an aerial photo of their own residence (provided by the instructor) to identify and evaluate the potential of their […]

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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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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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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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Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – June 18

posted June 10, 2012

at NSS Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell [south of Ft. Lowell] “Ancient and Traditional Water Harvesting in the Southwest” Native Americans have successfully farmed the arid lands of this region for centuries and continue to produce abundant crops. Join us for another thought-provoking Salon with Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Collections Manager at Native Seeds/SEARCH, for an exploration […]

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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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Community Water Coalition – Open House – May 23

posted May 20, 2012

at Ward 6 Council Office Community Room, 3202 East 1st Street (near Speedway and Country Club) Community Water Coalition – Open House Please join the us for a fun and informative meeting of professionals and passionate advocates for a sustainable water future in Southern Arizona! Come find out how you or your organization can get […]

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A pre-monsoon storm of water harvesting activity – Free workshops May 14 thru 26

posted May 9, 2012

Watershed Management Group’s Sweat Equity Co-op is ending its 2012 pre monsoon season with a storm of rain water implementation workshops that are free and open to the public. Snacks and liquid refreshments are always provided. Come on out and learn how to get the most out of your home’s natural resources, and find out […]

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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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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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National Electric Drag Racing Association EVent – Tucson April 14

posted April 12, 2012

at Southwest International Raceway in Tucson Bookmans 1st Annual Spring Thaw – a NEDRA EVent Bookmans is hosting the 1st Annual Spring Thaw – a National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) EVent at the Southwest International Raceway on Saturday, 14 April 2012. Also, done in conjunction with the Green Pavilion, displaying a number of Plug-ins, […]

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UA Earth Day 2012 – University of Arizona – April 20

posted April 8, 2012

at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard   UA Earth Day 2012 Come celebrate UA Earth Day on Friday, April 20th from 4-7:30 p.m. at Main Gate Square on University Boulevard. The event will feature live entertainment, activities for kids and families, and interactive demonstrations. As many as 60 UA programs and local businesses and […]

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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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Solar Potluck And Exhibition – April 28

posted April 8, 2012

at Catalina State Park, 11570 N Oracle Road   Solar Potluck And Exhibition Citizens for Solar invites you to our 30th Annual Solar Potluck And Exhibition. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Road, 10 am til Sunset. Solar cooker food, solar displays, speakers, and solar powered musicians. Dinner at 5pm […]

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Engaging a New Generation with the Transition Movement

posted April 8, 2012

Engaging a New Generation with the Transition Movement One of the best things about the Transition movement is our ability to learn from each other’s efforts. When we take time to document our challenges, successes, or discoveries, we create opportunities for others to learn from them. Similarly, we benefit when we can adapt the techniques […]

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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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Green Fest: A Celebration of Green Living – Tucson Village Farm – April 7

posted March 27, 2012

Bookmans, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and Tucson Village Farm Gear Up for Green Fest: A Celebration of Green Living GREENFEST 2012 Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Location: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave (Across from Trader Joe’s at Campbell and River) Cost: FREE Are you interested in “greening” your […]

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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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Revenge of the Electric Car – Pima County Public Library – free showings in March

posted March 15, 2012

Now Showing at Your Library! – Revenge of the Electric Car Pima County Public Library – free showings around Tucson in March… Here’s your chance to watch and discuss the film Revenge of the Electric Car at a Community Cinema screening event. Director Chris Paine on Revenge of the Electric Car: “Sometimes change, like a […]

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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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Nine Elements of a Sustainable Culture – Mitchell Thomashow – free lecture at UA – Feb 29

posted February 20, 2012

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 5 to 7 pm WHERE: Center for Creative Photography Auditorium, University of Arizona (near Speedway and Park) ADMISSION: Free At its core, sustainability addresses how people live, think and behave. We are all change agents. – Mitchell Thomashow Meet Mitchell Thomashow and hear how he transformed Unity College into a nationally […]

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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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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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Annual Flavors of the Desert – April 28

posted January 26, 2012

at the University of Arizona and Tohono Chul Park ANNUAL FLAVORS OF THE DESERT This year we are celebrating the 1981 landmark gathering of the folks who would become the luminaries of the seed world, with a day of workshops at the University of Arizona, and then in the evening at Tohono Chul Park, we […]

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Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH – 6-day classes in 2012

posted January 26, 2012

March 4 – 9 in Tucson April 12 – 14 Seed Library School Summer Saturdays: June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14 Oct 28 – Nov 2 in Phoenix Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH Six-day trainings in Tucson, Arizona, facilitated by NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman, author of Basic Seed Saving. Bill is […]

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WMG Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants – Feb 9

posted January 16, 2012

Soil Steward Composting Toilet Program – Seeking Participants   Are you… An early adopter who likes to be part of a cutting-edge pilot program to influence city and state policy? Tired of flushing potable water down the toilet and interested in building a legal composting toilet for your home? Interested in using alternative composting systems […]

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Pima County Food Systems Alliance – Meeting & Potluck – January 31

posted January 16, 2012

On January 31st, there will be a meeting of the Pima County Food Systems Alliance, at Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N Campbell Ave The Pima County Food Systems Alliance (PCFSA) is an open membership network comprised of a variety of groups and individuals—including but not limited to farmers, chefs, restaurants, schools, educators, youth, gardeners, researchers, […]

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