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Forum for Candidates for AZ Corporation Commission – League of Women Voters – Oct 4

posted September 21, 2012

at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson AZ Sustainable Tucson October Meeting Please note special time and location for this month’s Sustainable Tucson meeting, Temple Emanu-El, 225 N Country Club Road, Tucson AZ Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:30 PM Doors open at 6:15 pm Forum for Candidates for AZ Corporation Commission All Candidates […]

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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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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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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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No Coal in Tucson – Please help leaflet TEP – Aug 9

posted August 5, 2012

Wednesday 7pm – TUCAN meeting (every second Wednesday) at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 931 N 5th Ave, Tucson AZ Thursday 11:30am – press conference and leafletting outside the TEP Headquarters, 88 E Broadway, Tucson AZ Please help leaflet TEP – No Coal in Tucson Dear Tucsonan Concerned About Health and Climate, Tucson Electic (TEP) has refused […]

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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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Free Workshop on Moderating – League of Women Voters – Aug 11

posted August 2, 2012

at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 West Congress Street (1/4 mile west of I-10) LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS PRESENTING FREE WORKSHOP ON MODERATING Is your organization planning a panel discussion, a forum, workshop, or candidate debate? Come and learn the tips and techniques on how to make everything run smoothly, with everyone following the […]

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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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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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GMO-Free “Meet & Eat” – June 21

posted June 18, 2012

at Khalsa Montessori School, 3701 River Road, Tucson   Start the Summer GMO-Free “Meet & Eat” www.gmofreeprojectoftucson.org A little bit meet up, a little bit happy hour, a little bit of learning new information, and a little bit of new and old volunteers getting to know each other and discussing exciting things that are coming […]

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Support Energy Efficiency Workshop – June 27

posted June 18, 2012

at Historic Y conference room, 738 N 5th Ave in Tucson   TEP Customers — Help TEP Move Beyond Coal to Clean Energy! Join us at a free workshop! You can help move Tucson Electric Power from coal to clean energy! Come to this informative workshop and find out more. Support Energy Efficiency Workshop Wednesday, […]

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Tucson Climate Activists Network – 2nd Wednesdays

posted June 10, 2012

  Every second Wednesday 7-9pm at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 931 N. 5th Ave, Tucson AZ   TUCAN (Tucson Climate Activists Network) TUCAN meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7-9 pm at the Quaker Meetinghouse on 5th Ave, to connect the work of local Climate Change activists. Contact: Jim Driscoll, Jimdriscoll(at)NIPSPeerSupport.org

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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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Tucson Climate Activists Network – planning meeting & free 350.org activist leadership training – May 9 & 25-27

posted May 8, 2012

May 9 (and 2nd Wednesdays) at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 931 N. 5th Ave, Tucson May 25-27 free workshop at Dunbar Cultural Center Pavilion and boardroom, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson AZ TUCAN (Tucson Climate Activists Network) will meet Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm, 931 N. 5th Ave. (Quaker Meetinghouse) to debrief our highly publicized protest […]

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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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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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Overpeck lecture – audio recording online here

posted April 8, 2012

An audio recording of Dr. Jonathan Overpeck’s presentation at DuVal Auditorium in Tucson February 13th 2012 is now available here on the Sustainable Tucson website. To listen or download, please go to the first comment on ST February Meeting – Climate Change in Tucson and the Southwest – Dr Jonathan Overpeck.

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The 99% Spring – Non-violent Direct Action Trainings – Tucson April 14 & 15

posted April 8, 2012

Three training events & locations in Tucson   see below for details & links   The 99% Spring – Non-violent Direct Action Trainings We’re at a crossroads as a country. In recent years, millions have lost their jobs, homes have been foreclosed, and an unconscionable number of children live in poverty. We have to stand […]

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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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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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Melissa Diane Smith – GMO Free Project of Tucson – Native Seeds/SEARCH Salon – May 21

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. May 21 Monday 5:30 to 7:30 pm Melissa Diane Smith, nutritionist, author and Director of […]

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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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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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Brown Bag Lunch Seminars – Water Resources Research Center – March & April

posted March 15, 2012

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held at the Sol Resnick Conference Room, Water Resources Research Center, 350 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ 85721 Contact: Jane Cripps jcripps(at)cals.arizona.edu or 520-621-2526 http://cals.arizona.edu/azwater   WRRC Brown Bag Lunch Seminars   Wednesday, March 21, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Gardenroots: The Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona Garden Project Speaker: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, PhD […]

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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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Walking Away from Empire – Guy McPherson at Antigone Books – March 2

posted February 20, 2012

Walking Away from Empire – Guy McPherson at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue, Friday, March 2, 7 PM Guy McPherson will discuss his book, Walking Away from Empire: A Personal Journey. McPherson was a successful professor by every imperial measure: tenured, published in all the right places, mentoring students who acquired the best jobs […]

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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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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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Mole Recipes – Native Seeds / SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – March 19

posted January 26, 2012

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Road March 19, Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free Amy Schwemm, owner of the Mano y Metate line of tasty and versatile moles Amy will talk about how she created her moles and ways to use them in your cooking, and of course will provide samples. The […]

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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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Seed Library of Pima County Public Library – Grand Opening January 28

posted January 16, 2012

10am-5pm at Joel D Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Downtown Tucson Pima County Public Library invites you to the grand opening of its Seed Library and introducing the new Pima County Public Library Bookbike! The Seed Library is a collection of edible, decorative, and herb seed varieties that community members will borrow, use […]

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Learn to Save Money in the Kitchen and Home! – January 26

posted January 16, 2012

On January 26th, Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will host 2 DIY workshops to help Tucsonans stretch their dollars with homemade soaps and food preservation techniques. From 3 to 4pm, Joyce Speirs from Dragnass Soaps will lead a workshop on homemade laundry detergent. From 4 to 5pm, Tiffany Rose Wood, a local integrative nutritionist, will […]

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ST February Meeting – Climate Change in Tucson and the Southwest – Dr Jonathan Overpeck

posted January 4, 2012

at DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Avenue Sustainable Tucson’s February Meeting will be a special public lecture event in collaboration with the Tucson Audubon Society and the Community Water Coalition. University of Arizona climate scientist Dr. Jonathan Overpeck will speak on Climate Change: What does it mean for Tucson and the Southwest? […]

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ST January Meeting – Topics and Working Groups for 2012

posted December 31, 2011

at Joel D. Valdez Main Library 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) How do we “green” our homes and neighborhoods? How do we work together and contribute to each other? How do we prepare for climate change? Join us on January 9th to learn of some exciting efforts now underway […]

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Dreaming New Mexico – Peter Warshall – TEDxABQ video

posted December 16, 2011

Dreaming New Mexico has built a map of pragmatic and visionary solutions to create a more localized and green economy with greater local self-reliance and enhanced prosperity. Peter Warshall is Co-Director of the Bioneers’ Dreaming New Mexico Project, and a world-renowned water steward, biodiversity and wildlife specialist, research scientist, conservationist, and environmental activist. from 2011 […]

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Monthly Salon – Native Seeds / SEARCH

posted December 9, 2011

FREE at the Native Seeds/SEARCH Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 85719 Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations. The Salons are held every third Monday of the month, and have a little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Our Salon on January 16, 2012 will feature Carolyn Niethammer, […]

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The Great Bean Tasting – Native Seeds / SEARCH

posted December 9, 2011

THE GREAT BEAN TASTING – Bean Appétit! Feel that rumbling? It’s your stomach reminding you that Native Seeds/SEARCH’s annual Great Bean Tasting is around the corner! Come out on Saturday, December 10 to the NS/S Retail Store for your holiday shopping and sample a smorgasbord of our delectable beans, prepared by Tucson’s finest chefs. So […]

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