PCFA Nominated for Common Ground Award

We do the policy work we do for the sake of making change, but it’s also nice to get recognized every once in a while.  For that reason, we were honored to learn that we were nominated for not one, but two “Common Ground” awards.  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.”

The two projects were are being recognized for are:

  1. The advocacy we did around urban agriculture, which eventually led to the successful passing of an updated zoning code that is garden, farm, and urban ag-friendly.
  2. The advocacy we did around school gardening, which led to the State Health Department making their school garden guidelines more friendly towards the use of compost, rainwater, and other things.

After making the final round, we were asked to present to the selection committee, which we did last Thursday, July 28.  To be nominated and get to present in the final round alone is an honor; hopefully one of our projects wins an award!

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