PCFA Nominated for Common Ground Award

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

We are honored to learn that we were nominated for not one, but two “Common Ground” awards this month. Put together by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance, “Common Ground recognizes community leaders, projects and events with successful collaboration for the overall benefit of the community.”

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HB 2518 Passes!

Monday, May 16, 2016

A few days ago, HB 2518, which makes school garden food automatically approved for use in the cafeteria, was signed into law by the governor! Thanks to you for the calls you made to our representatives in support of it.

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The Turkey Police Are Coming

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Disturbing developments are afoot with regarding to urban agriculture. After all the hard work we’ve done to get this to mayor and council, there is yet again a small group of people trying to make it appear there is widespread opposition to the proposed changes.

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Food Trivia, Music, and Good Eats at La Cocina

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Think you’re a smarty pants when it comes to food? Here’s your chance to prove it, at our (second) Food Trivia Night on September 29th at La Cocina Restaurant & Bar. Join us for trivia, live music, and delicious food and drink!

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Keep Calm and Farm On

Thursday, August 6, 2015

You may have heard that the City of Tucson is considering changes to the zoning code that would make it easier to practice urban agriculture. Exciting, right? Unfortunately, not everyone thinks so…

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What A Victory Garden Can Be

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As our nation’s birthday draws near I find myself thinking about what food production has looked like in the past and the role it has played in our culture. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about victory gardens.

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Culinary Arts and Indigenous Foods

Monday, June 15, 2015

Having instructed in Pima Community College’s Culinary Arts program for over 10 years, I’m familiar with all the standard practices—what students need to know to survive in the restaurant industry, to open a bakery, or just to ensure they (not to mention their friends and their family!) will eat good food for the rest of their lives. But over that time…

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The Pima County Food Alliance Wants You!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We’re now accepting applications for our Leadership Council, a roughly 16-member body that meets monthly to work on projects related to food and food policy in Pima County. Leadership Council members commit to a two-year term with a roughly 10-hour commitment per month. We’re looking for a range of skills and interests, from grant writing to project management and event coordination. Applications are due May 4!

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Urban Ag Zoning Update

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

You’ve heard from us before on the City of Tucson’s proposed urban ag zoning code changes. Last time around, we were mostly supportive, but had a few lingering concerns. A specific one was around the number of small animals allowed. We worked hard with the City over the summer to address those concerns.

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Urban Ag in the Desert

Monday, June 2, 2014

The City of Tucson is holding public meetings over May and June as part of an effort to revise the City’s zoning regulations on urban agriculture, including farmers’ markets, community gardens, urban farms, and the keeping of small animals.

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