Thursday, February 22, 2018
Have you heard about SB 1245, a bill in the state senate that would help both farmers and low-income consumers connect around healthy, fresh, locally grown food? It’s a great bill, and we’d love it if you (and the legislature!) would support it.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The FDA’s revised Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) establishes “…science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.” While…
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.
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.
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…
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.
Friday, January 17, 2014
On Wednesday, January 15, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) released updates to its school garden program guidelines, which guide how food must be grown in schools…
Thursday, January 9, 2014
One of our former leadership council members used to work at this fantastic farm, and Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (BASA) is helping lead a farm tour there later…
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Agriculture in Arizona is a $12.4 billion industry, with much of that revenue concentrated across a small number of large farmers who turn water it into, among other things, cotton. This article covers the basics of agriculture in Arizona today, and how it relates to water.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Pima County Food Alliance is taking part in a national study, conducted by Active Voice, to better understand what it takes to address hunger, obesity and food insecurity, and we’d like your help to get a…