Water Practices and Issues in Arizona: An Introduction

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A key part of growing food is water. What is the future of our food system given the limited nature of our water? Where will, or should, both our water and food come from?

A large portion of it today comes from the Colorado River and, with help from our intern Marisa, we’re all learning more about it.

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We’re Putting the “Policy” in Food Policy Council

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

No really we meant “putting” as in “to put,” not “to putt.”  Anywho… At the April leadership council meeting, your leadership council made some difficult decisions about how…

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What the New School Garden Guidelines Mean For You

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Arizona Department of Health Services recently released their set of guidelines for school gardens.  They’re still in draft form, but even so have far-reaching consequences.   We’ll…

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The Difficulty in Defining Local, as It Pertains to MyPlate

Thursday, January 3, 2013

During our MyPlate project—our attempt to experiment with USDA’s MyPlate project in our local food context—some tough questions came up.  The first question was, obviously, “What does local…

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Leadership Council Applications: In Process!

Friday, December 21, 2012

[Update: Our deadline has passed and we are currently reviewing a batch of great applications.  We’ll get back to you soon, so stay tuned!] The Pima County Food…

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TUSD Closes 11 Schools, Spares Manzo

Friday, December 21, 2012
Kids

At last night’s TUSD Governing Board, the last of the year before a newly elected board takes office, board members voted to close 11 schools as part of the $17…

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Food Bank Receives $98,000 Farm-to-School Grant

Friday, December 21, 2012
Discovery Day and Aquaponics at Davis

Did you know that as recently as last year, students in Pima County weren’t allowed to eat the food they’d grown in their school gardens? Ridiculous, right?

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