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The 4th Annual Water Festival – Tucson Arts Brigade – Earth Day – April 21

posted February 14, 2013

Earth Day at Reid Park, Tucson Arts Brigade presents   THE WATER FESTIVAL Synergy of Art, Science, and Community The 4th Annual Water Festival, presented by Tucson Arts Brigade, raises awareness and promotes stewardship for water and water-related themes relating to sustainability, health, and community. The Water Festival brings community together through creative and diverse […]

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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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Sonoran Permaculture Guild – 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course – 5 weekends starting Feb 9

posted January 18, 2013

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. Dynamic exercises encourage pattern recognition, noticing the links between plants and […]

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Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign

posted January 9, 2013

Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign What would it be like without stars at night? What is it we lose? Starry night skies have given us poetry, art, music and the wonder to explore. A bright night sky (aka light pollution) affects energy consumption, health and wildlife too. Spend a few minutes to help scientists […]

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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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Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! – Public meetings Dec 8 & 10

posted December 8, 2012

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 for the real future: teaching […]

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Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk – Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall – Dec 4

posted December 2, 2012

Mayor and Council regular meeting at City Hall, 255 W Alameda, Tucson AZ   ACTION ITEM: Urge Mayor and Council Not to Repeal Tucson’s Graywater Ordinance In 2008, the City of Tucson passed a Residential Graywater Ordinance, mandating inclusion of graywater plumbing stub outs on all new homes built in Tucson. This ordinance is among […]

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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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Water Resources Research Center – Brown Bag Seminars – Nov 29, Dec 6 & 11

posted November 25, 2012

at Sol Resnick Conference Room, Water Resources Research Center, 350 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ See below for details on December 6   Water Resources Research Center – Brown Bag Seminars Thursday, November 29 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm Speakers: Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center, Specialist and Professor, Department of Soil, Water and […]

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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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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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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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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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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour – Oct 21

posted September 27, 2012

get tickets at Sam Hughes Elementary School, 700 N Wilson   Sam Hughes Neighborhood Garden Tour on Sunday October 21 Sam Hughes Neighborhood is having a first-time garden tour featuring 8 residen cheapest place to buy kamagra online ces and 2 public properties, including demonstration site for the “first in the nation” neighborhood phenology trail. […]

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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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Harvest Festival – NS/S Conservation Farm – Sep 15 (changed from Sep 22)

posted September 10, 2012

at NS/S Conservation Farm (note: changed from Sep 22 to Sep 15 !)   Reap, Chomp, and Stomp This Saturday, September 15, 2012 ▪ 3pm to dark FARM TOURS ▪ CROP HARVESTING ▪ BEAN STOMPING ▪ POTLUCK DINNER ▪ MUSIC ▪ FRIENDS ▪ FUN! Please bring:  Appropriate clothing incl. hat, water, a dish, silverware, and […]

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Crucial ACC Election for Climate Activists – TUCAN Workshop Sep 8

posted September 5, 2012

at Miller Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson (see below about carpooling) Crucial ACC Election for Climate Activists Workshop on September 8 Saturday 1 p.m., free t-shirt Dear Climate Activist, In the 2012, three of five seats at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) are up for election. This election will decide […]

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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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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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Speak Up for Energy Efficiency – AZ Corp Commission open meeting – July 11

posted July 4, 2012

at Arizona Corporation Commission Tucson Offices, Room 222 400 W Congress St, Tucson AZ TEP Customers – Speak Up for Energy Efficiency Please come to a public comment session and tell the AZ Corporation Commission that you support TEP’s Energy Efficiency Plan Energy efficiency programs help conserve energy, reduce water use, reduce air pollution, and […]

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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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ST June Meeting – Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community – Part II – June 11

posted June 7, 2012

at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part II In March Sustainable Tucson hosted our first “Conversation with our Elected Officials.” One hundred Tucson community members met with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Council Member Regina Romero, and Council Member […]

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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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Reconsider RTA Broadway Project – Public press conference – April 30

posted April 27, 2012

at Assembly of God Church parking lot, NW corner of Broadway & Campbell   Neighborhood Support Network / Broadway Corridor Hi Neighbors, You and your neighbors are invited to a press conference on Monday, April 30 at Broadway and Campbell that will begin at 6pm – please send around. Speakers will include Council Members Kozachik […]

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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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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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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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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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