Stop Pima County from Rolling out the Red Carpet to Monsanto

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Picture of Greenhouse

Update: The Board of Supervisors is meeting TUESDAY Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. at 130 West Congress Ave. If you can attend the meeting, please print out and hold this graphic…

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Everything you always wanted to know about FSMA but were afraid to ask

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…

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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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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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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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School Garden, Meet Rainwater and Compost…

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…

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Farm Tour of Sunizona Family Farms

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…

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Like Water for…Cotton?

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.

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Calling All Southern AZ Organizations: Do A Food-Related Survey For A Chance to Win $100

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…

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