Posted by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy “A Tale of Two Women: Crossing L.A.’s Grocery Divide” features two women–one who lives in a food desert, the other who lives in a neighborhood with full-service supermarkets–as they switch places. The video also highlights LAANE’s (Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) effort to pass a citywide policy that will bring supermarkets to underserved communities.
|Complete Schedule (View Workshops in Spanish)|
|Site Design||FRI, 8/27, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Soil and Compost||FRI, 9/10, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Planting a Healthy Garden||FRI, 9/17, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Hands-On Irrigation with Marana Farm Manager, Cie’na Schlaefli||FRI, 9/24, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Raised Bed and Container Gardenening Tips with Master Gardner Marie Hirsch||WED, 9/22, 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Seed Saving with Native Seed/SEARCH Farm Technician, Chris Lowen||SAT, 9/29, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Composting with Worms! With Chris Mazarella, the Marana Farm worm caretaker||WED, 10/6, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Harvesting Foods of the Desert with Desert Harvesters’ Dana Helfer||SAT, 10/9, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Chicken-Raising Basics Food Bank staff and Poultry guru, Tony Bruno||WED, 10/13, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Site Design||SAT, 10/16, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Herbal Medicine Making: Prepare for the Cold Season! with herbalist John Slattery||MON, 10/18, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Growing Fruit Trees with Master Gardener, Phil Wade||WED, 10/20, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Soil and Compost||SAT, 10/23, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Rainwater Harvesting with Dan Dorsey from Sonoran Permaculture Guild||THURS, 10/28, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Planting a Healthy Garden||SAT, 10/30, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|All About Soil with retired soil scientist, Don Breckenfeld||SAT, 11/6, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Garden Basics||Sat, 11/13, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM||Marana Heritage Farm|
|Simple and Seasonal Cooking with Tiffany Rose Wood, Integrative Nutritionist||THURS, 11/18 2:00 PM-4:00 PM||Community Food Bank Garden|
|Cooking and Canning from the Garden||Sat, 11/20, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM||Marana Heritage Farm|
|Hands-on Passive Water Harvesting||Sat, 12/4, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM||Community Food Bank Garden|
Muslim Student Association at the University of Arizona presents the Community Food Bank with a check for $415.75
Aqib Zehri from the Muslim Student Association at the University of Arizona presents Jack Parris from the Community Food Bank with a check for $415.75. The donation was from a “Fast-A-Thon” that the Muslim students held in September of 2009. Students fasted for one day and donated the money they would have spent on food to the Community Food Bank.
We wish to thank the Muslim Student at the University for their efforts on behalf of the Community Food Bank.
Where: NE corner of Speedway and Riverview, west of I-10 between Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind and El Rio Neighborhood Center
Admission: Free and open to the public
The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Prickly Pear Harvest Market will demonstrate to community members how to harvest, process and cook with one of the desert’s most abundant and nutritious foods! The Market will feature prickly pear harvesting tips, a cooking demonstration, recipes, samples, ready-made prickly pear products for sale and live music.
Local produce selections at the Farmers’ Market include tomatoes, purslane, onions, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, okra, eggplant, garlic, basil, melons, apples and much more. Shoppers can also find honey, dried beans and grains, eggs, herbal remedies, locally roasted coffee, chia seeds, garden plants and cacti.
The Farmers’ Market accepts credit and debit cards, food stamps, cash, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, and Arizona Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers for purchases.
For more information, contact Sara Rickard at (520) 622-0525 x 242.
The Nogales Community Food Bank has received Santa Cruz County’s first commercial Hybrid diesel/electric truck. The 2011 Peterbilt Hybrid has a twenty foot refrigerated box and will be used to pick up donations and distribute produce in the Nogales, Arizona area.
The new Hybrid truck should not only increase fuel efficiency by 30% over other trucks, but is equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system that can deliver near-zero emissions of NOx, an acid rain and smog-causing pollutant and greenhouse gas. The truck was purchased from the Rush Truck Center at 755 S. 44th Street in Tucson.
“We are pleased to have this new Peterbilt Hybrid truck to improve the efficiency of collection and distribution of donated food for our local families,” said Arthur Espinoza, Nogales Community Food Bank Executive Director. “With this new Hybrid truck, we can improve our services and help protect the Southern Arizona environment.”
The Hybrid truck was purchased with a low interest loan from Feeding America and the Kresge Foundation. Feeding America also provided $84,000 for operating expenses to go with the Hybrid.
For furthermore information, contact Arthur Espinoza at (520) 281-27090
Cricket Mission Plaza
4605 East Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Cricket Centre Point
2002 E. Irvington Rd
Tucson, AZ 85714
405 E. Wetmore Suite G-103
Tucson, AZ 85705
377 N. Grand Avenue
Nogales, AZ 85621
Cricket’s Southern Arizona Diversity team is very excited about doing its part to help anyone in our community that could benefit from our local community food bank. Our goal is to continue Crickets great practice of celebrating our companies diversity within our employees, customers and our community! We have participated in a number of activities in 2010 including serving food at our local Ronald McDonald House to celebrating different cultures within our retail stores such as Cinco De Mayo and Martin Luther King Day. Cricket has three locations in Tucson and one in Nogales and we will be collecting food for the entire month of July – Please help Cricket give back to our community!!!
Waived $3 Payment fee at all 4 Corporate store locations for month of July with 3 or more cans of non-perishable foods delivered at time of payment.