Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn’t even grown in Arizona.
Please join us for the May Sustainable Tucson meeting, and discuss with a panel of local food experts what Tucson can do to become more food resilient, and connect with local food organizations and vendors. Find out what you can do here in Tucson at the Resource and Networking session.
Nobody knows for sure how much of Tucson’s food is grown in Arizona, but the best informed guesses are that it is only a small percentage (perhaps as little as 2%-3%). The rest comes from hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Are we food secure? Can we be? Should we even try? Can we become more food resilient? Tucson can grow a lot more of our food locally than we do today, and do it sustainably and healthily. Is that important? What will it take? What are our options?
Our panel of speakers will be
Bill McDorman, Native Seeds/SEARCH
Elizabeth Mikesell, Pima County Food Alliance
Stéphane Herbert-Fort, Local Roots Aquaponics
Rafael de Grenade, Desert Oasis Initiative
Adam Valdivia, Sleeping Frog Farms
Dan Dorsey, Sonoran Permaculture Guild
And take the opportunity to meet with these organizations that are making Tucson more food resilient,
Community Gardens of Tucson – www.communitygardensoftucson.org
Local Roots Aquaponics – www.localrootsaquaponics.com
Tucson Aquaponics Project – www.tucsonap.org
Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture – www.bajaza.org
Native Seeds/SEARCH – www.nativeseeds.org
Flor de Mayo Arts – www.flordemayoarts.com
Iskashitaa Refugee Network – www.iskashitaa.org
Tucson Organic Gardeners – www.tucsonorganicgardeners.org
Walking J Farm – www.walkingjfarm.com
Pima County Public Library Seed Library – www.library.pima.gov/seed-library
Monday, May 13 from 5:30-8pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St)