Stay informed and help others during the COVID-19 outbreak

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Stay Informed National Young Farmers and Ranchers Coalition: Covid-19 Response Survey Online Sales Platforms for Farmers. Webinar by Oregon Tilth (3/20/20) Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program All the…

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Local Resources, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Many other groups and websites have posted resources that are available to the Tucson community during this time. Here is a running list that our members felt might…

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Expanding Double Up SNAP – SB1245

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.

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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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