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SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS2020-10-11T12:34:17-07:00

Project Description

SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

Mission
We are dedicated to creating and supporting regenerative local food systems. Through community engagement, education and project-based assistance, we intend on empowering low-income communities and creating equitable, affordable food access throughout Arizona.

Objectives

  • Increase food security in low income communities and mitigate food deserts by creating and supporting projects that provide low-income communities with equitable, affordable, convenient access to healthy foods.
  • Provide education to Arizonans on best practices for growing, eating and recycling healthy foods
  • Provide support to local farmers, distributors and vendors to strengthen the local food economy by increasing the amount of food that is grown and consumed locally

Partners

  • Creighton Community Foundation
  • Alhambra School District, Phoenix
  • Fowler Elementary School District, Phoenix
  • Los Ninos Elementary, Tempe
  • Kyrene del Norte Elementary, Tempe
  • Broadmor Elementary, Tempe
  • The Urban Farm
  • City of Phoenix
  • MARSfarm
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Videos

Backyard Garden Spotlight: Anne Till

November 13th, 2020|

This month’s Backyard Garden Spotlight focus is Anne Till. However, both backyard and garden are understatements—it’s more like a food forest surrounding her house! Needless to say, I didn’t need a GPS to find her

Natures Ground

September 4th, 2020|

I don’t know about you, but I never realized how much anxiety I regularly experience until the pandemic. Admittedly, I’ve never felt anxiety this intensely or frequently, and it’s not my intention to co-opt or

The Little Gifts

July 13th, 2020|Tags: |

In Braiding Sweetgrass, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer recalls her childhood experience being “raised by strawberries.” She contrasts the gift of wild strawberries with the commodity of strawberries from a private neighboring field, watching the latter

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