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Reconnecting Food with its Roots

A report from Guardian.com estimates that “fifty percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away, some 60 million tons valued at 160 billion dollars.” Also, according to the EPA, “wasted food is the single biggest occupant in America’s landfills.” Worldwide, 34 million children suffer from severe malnutrition and another 1 million children die each year from hunger related causes.

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City of Phoenix Update – Sept 17, 2017

The brownfields to healthfields project is coming together to become a big, exciting project! Keep Phoenix Beautiful has agreed to partner with us. We have a professional grant writer on board who is very familiar with the topic of brownfields.

Leadership Update – September 17, 2017

by Ashley Camhi and Tara Briscoe   We had an action-packed week with two great events!   Prior Week’s Events Congratulations to the Sustainable Business team for organizing the panel discussion on Organic Farming in [...]

Sustainable Business – September 17, 2017

Sustainable Business   Date:    September 17, 2017 Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm   Future Meeting:                       Sunday, October 1st, 2017 Time:                           10:00am to 11:30am Location:                     Hanover Mill, Allo Room, 101st W 5th Street, Tempe AZ   Attendees: [...]

City of Mesa Updates September 17, 2017

by Allison Boley 1. We had a great time talking about sustainable living at Save the Family, an organization that transitions families out of homelessness. Participants had wonderful ideas on how to reuse disposable household [...]

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  • Weekly Leadership Update, June 4, 2017 Good afternoon team! It has been another fun (crazy?) week and we are truly excited about all the work that has been happening. After spending…


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Happy birthday to our Mesa priority lead Allison Boley! Allison is an incredible volunteer and passionate solar advocate. Thank you for dedicating your time to your community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you enjoy a plate of oysters on the half shell this summer? How about a bowl of steamed clams? Chances are you ate plastic, too. kcts9.org/programs/earthfix/how-much-plastic-do-you-want-in...

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Thank you to the Tempe Water Conservation office for awarding us a grant of $1000 to fund a garden in a local classroom! This garden will teach third graders about where their food comes from, how plants grow, why it's important to conserve water, and how to live a healthy plant filled life! ... See MoreSee Less

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Organic Farming in Arizona

September 12, 2017, 6:00pm - September 12, 2017, 7:30pm

On Tuesday, September 12th Sasha Rajagopalan will host a panel discussion on Organic Farming in Arizona. The panelists will be Maya Dailey (owner of Maya Farms) and Mark Rhine (Rhiba Farms). The moder...

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AZSA Monthly Meeting on Nov 18, 2017 02:00PM at Tempe Public Library, South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ, United States, Bric Meeting Room ... See MoreSee Less

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AZSA Monthly Meeting on Sep 23, 2017 02:00PM at Tempe Public Library, South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ, United States, Bric meeting room ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Friends In Gasca Gardens (FIGG) for awarding the AZSA sustainable food systems group your first grant! We can't wait to move forward on our project to put a tower garden in a Tempe elementary school. Through this project first graders will learn hands-on the value of growing fresh, sustainable produce. ... See MoreSee Less

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