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Fruit trees re-create Tucson's birthplace

Fruit trees re-create Tucson’s birthplace

Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star The trees came from Spain, Morocco and the Canary Islands, surviving months of sea and overland travel to find homes in the infrequent oases of New Spain. They were planted wherever the presence of water allowed establishment of missions and presidios. They were planted by Jesuit missionaries at Tucson’s birthplace […]

Our Farm

Our Farm

Come on Down to the Farm Gary Nabhan and his wife Laurie Monti have recently purchased a five and a half acre farmstead above the Native Seeds/SEARCH growout farm, where they are demonstrating how desert-adapted agro-biodiversity can be integrated into water-conserving farming systems for climate-friendly food production. Their farmstead is named Almuniya de los Zopilotes—Private […]

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The Wild Foods of Our Region with Gary Nabhan

The Wild Foods of Our Region with Gary Nabhan

Marcie Sillman There are over 180 foods that are distinctive to the Northwest and only found here. Things like the Ozette potato, Hooker’s sweet corn, Camas root, the Marshall strawberry, the Orcas pear and of course the Chinook salmon. Most of these foods are at risk of extinction because of environmental destruction, pollution or over […]

Kyl, McCain could boost economy with Santa Cruz heritage area

Kyl, McCain could boost economy with Santa Cruz heritage area

Gary Paul Nabhan Special To The Arizona Daily Star With elections behind us, I hope politicians will get out from behind the rhetoric and actually help Arizonans – especially rural Arizonans – overcome the problems of poverty, hunger and limited economic opportunity. There is one immediate way to do this – by jump-starting rural economic […]

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