- TucsonCompost Expo 2012
Learn about and purchase compost
Saturday, January 14th 10:00am – 2:00pm
St. Marks Presbyterian Church 3809 E 3rd St.
Come join us for the first ever Tucson Compost Expo. Multiple compost vendors will be available so gardeners can shop, compare and purchase what they need to have a productive organic garden. Also available will be composting equipment and information. Admission is Free!
- How to Buy Seeds from Native Seed/SEARCH
How to Buy Seeds: As you plan and purchase seed for next years garden, Belle Starr from Native Seed/SEARCH prepared a handy info sheet. Full text can be found at this link: How to Buy Seeds. The modern seed marketplace is loaded with ambiguous terminology and little detailed information. Recently Native Seeds/SEARCH produced a seed-buying guide called Seed Watch. This handy booklet has all the information you need to make informed, sustainable seed purchases. In short: keep it local, natural, and small-scale and youll be growing the healthiest plants, while doing the most good for your community and the world. For more details, go to the Native Seeds/SEARCH website at www.nativeseeds.org.
- Tucson Organic Gardeners Meeting, topic: Growing Healthy Fruit Trees in Tucson January 17th 7pm
On Tues., Jan 17at 7:00 pm, The Tucson Organic Gardeners Monthly Meeting will meet at St. Mark’s Church, 3809 E. 2nd St. (85716) The meeting place is west of Alvernon and south of Speedway, in the Geneva Room at the n. e. corner of the church complex.
This months program is Growing Healthy Fruit Trees in Tucson”, by Tarke Sweet, one of TOG founders. Topic will focus on selecting the best tree varieties and planting techniques for a successful orchard here in Tucson.
For more information, phone 670-9158 or visit our web site at www.tucsonorganicgardeners.org.
- Chicken Coop Construction workshops at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Farm
When: Jan 19th 9am-12pm – Chicken Coop Construction
Jan 24th 8am-11am – Predator Proofing
Where: 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane.
Details: Learn how to build a basic 8 x 8 x 8 chicken coop & how to predator proof it. These are hands-on workshops.
Open to anyone interested in raising chickens! Workshop is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Advance registration is required: Contact Zotero Citlalcoatl at the Community Food Bank at 869.3623 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Watershed Management Group Courses for 2012 and Composting Toilet Pilot Project.
The Watershed Management Group is accepting applications for 2 Water Harvesting Certifications trainings and 3 Technical Trainings that are coming up in the first 6 months of 2012. For more details see our trainings page http://www.watershedmg.org/tech-trainings
Composting Toilet Pilot Project Seeking Participants:
»»Interested in building a composting toilet for your home?
»»Tired of flushing potable water down the toilet?
»»Interested in extreme composting and improving your soil?
»»Becoming a soil steward and advocate for soil fertility?
Watershed Management Group (WMG) invites you to a free informational session to learn how you can participate in a pilot research project to build and use an approved, site-built, composting toilet at your home. Attendance at this session is required to apply to participate in the pilot project. Limited financial subsidies will be available to pilot participants.
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 6-8pm
Location: St. Marks, 3809 E 3rd St, Tucson
RSVP to: Catlow Shipek at email@example.com 520.396.3266×1
For more info: http://watershedmg.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=84
- Spring 2012 Garden Basics Workshops at the Community Food Bank
Refresh your garden skills with one of our free garden workshops. Our schedule of Specialty Workshops (topics such as rainwater harvesting, cooking, fruit trees) will be sent out in Februarys announcement, so stay tuned! The full list of workshops for the spring will be available on our website www.communityfoodbank.org early next month. Thanks!
Site Design: FRIDAY FEB 17th, 9am11am, Community Food Bank Garden
Soil and Compost: FRIDAY FEB 24TH, 9am11am, Community Food Bank Garden
Planting a Healthy Garden: FRIDAY MARCH 2ND, 9am11am, Community Food Bank Garden
Site Design: SATURDAY APRIL 14TH, 9am11am, Community Food Bank Garden
Soil and Compost: SATURDAY APRIL 21ST, 9am11am, Community Food Bank Garden
Planting a Healthy Garden: SATURDAY APRIL 28TH, 9am11am, Community Food Bank Garden
Please register in advance! Contact Melissa at the Community Food Bank at 882-3303 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also soon you will be able to register online! Stay tune for this future announcement!
- Las Milpitas of Cottonwood Farm Inauguration! January 21, 1-4 PM
Celebrate the opening of:
LAS MILPITAS DE COTTONWOOD Community Farm
2405 S. Cottonwood Lane
Saturday, January 21st 1 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy food and music with your friends.
More information available:
HealthyPima.org email@example.com (520) 882-3273
- LIME (Learn, Inspire, Move Eat) Conference Register now!
January 21, 2012 9 AM – 4 PM www.limeconference.org
I am thrilled to inform you that registration for the LIME Conference is up and running on the website. All of our amazing workshops are listed on the website under the tabs Nutrition, Fitness, Gardening or Teacher Workshops. We will be limiting registration to 200 participants. Lunch is being donated by Renee’s Organic Oven and will be included with the cost of registration ($20 for adults, $10 for kids 6-11).
- Seed Library of Pima County Public Library Inauguration Saturday January 28th from 10am-5pm
Please join us Saturday, January 28th from 10am to 5pm at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. as we celebrate the inauguration of this exciting new community resource.
Please check the Seed Library of Pima County Public Library’s official Facebook page or the Library’s website (www.library.pima.gov) for up-to-date information about the day’s events.
Or contact us at 520-791-4010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Farmers Market Announcements
Learn to save money in the kitchen and home!
Santa Cruz Farmers Market
Thursday, Jan. 26th, 3PM-5PM
Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento
West of I-10 near Congress/Grande
3-4pmHow to make your own homemade laundry detergent
4-5pm workshopsave money and time while preserving the nutrients in your foods with: