Halloween Charity Event at the 49er Country Club

Saturday, October 27th is National Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others.

To celebrate this event and encourage Tucson residents to take time to give back to their community the 49er Neighborhood is hosting a Halloween Charity Event at the 49er Country Club. This event consists of food drive from 8am-8pm, a Halloween golf tournament and a Halloween Costume Party. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about Make a Difference Day (http://www.usaweekend.com/diffday/index.html) and ALL proceeds will go to the Community Food Bank. For more information how you can participate or volunteer visit www.makeadifference49.com.
If you are unable to come out to Forty Niner Country Club to drop off your donation or participate in the other events you can still make a difference by donating right now to our “virtual food drive“. Any and all donations are appreciated. Remember, individually we can help but together we can make a difference.

Donate to the 49er Country Club Virtual Food Drive!

Remember, the Community Food Bank can distribute $10 worth of food for every $1 you donate through a virtual food drive!

Thank you for your support.

Sustainable Gardening in the Desert

 Tour Programs (each site open for tours from 8:00 am to Noon): 

Desert Survivors Nursery
-View native seeds garden
-Learn about sustainable gardening techniques and find out what seeds to plant each season
-Info booth on bufflegrass invasive species and seed saving information
-View native seeds garden
-Presentation on sustainable food programs
-Food demonstration & tasting featuring “Amaranth”
Community Food Bank
-View native seeds garden
-Presentation on building community food security
-Presentation on water harvesting & conservation, and natural landscaping
-Children’s workshop on “bees”
Delectables Restaurant
Enjoy an optional native foods lunch designed specially for garden tour participants following tour. See ticket prices below.
Native Seeds/SEARCH Gift Shop
All garden tour participants will receive a special discount on all your gardening needs from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm following the tour: 15% members and 10% non members.
Ticket/Map Pricing
Tickets and maps go on sale beginning August 15, 2007 and can be purchased at the Native Seeds/SEARCH gift shop located at 526 North Fourth Avenue.
Prices: Tour Only: $6.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members; Tour and Lunch: $21.00 for members and $23.00 for non-members. For more information call 520-622-5561 or go to www.nativeseeds.org

Join us as we dedicate Camino de Esperanza, the Walk of Hope

Join us as we dedicate Camino de Esperanza, the Walk of Hope. Camino de Esperanza includes 4,000 commemorative bricks and connects our parking lot to our community
garden. All proceeds generated from the sale of these bricks benefit hungry people in Southern Arizona. Join us for refreshments, gardening demonstrations, a guided tour and much more! The whole family is welcome at this free event.

RSVP Online!

Saturday, December 8, 2007
2:00 p.m.
at the Punch Woods Multi-Service Center
3003 South Country Club Road
Tucson, Arizona 85713


Bricks are Still Available!

2007 Farm and Food Bill Forum

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords invites you to attend a 2007 Farm Bill Forum

Where: Vail Education Center
13801 E. Benson Highway, Vail, AZ

Congresswoman Giffords and Congressman Cardoza will present information about the 2007 Farm Bill, followed by a question and answer period and public comments.
with special guest Congressman Dennis Cardoza Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture

For more information on the Farm and Food Bill click here

Driving Directions from Eastern Arizona:
Go West on I-10
Use Exit 279 (Wentworth Road)
Turn right (North) on Wentworth Road and go 50 yards
Turn right (East) on the frontage road
Go East approximately 1.5 miles
Look for the red brick building (Vail Education Center)

Driving Directions from Tucson:
Go East on I-10
Use Exit 279 (Wentworth Road)
Turn left (North) and cross over the freeway
Turn right (East) on the frontage road
Go East approximately 1.5 miles
Look for the red brick building (Vail Education Center)

to: Tamarack Little
(520) 881-3588 or tamarack.little@mail.house.gov