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ll 17 Compost Cats are OSHA-Certified equipment operators. Clarisa Avalos says, “I’m having fun!” as she maneuvers the skip loader to turn a pile of wet compost.

Feeding Our Future: Turning Garbage into Gardens

How a group of UA undergraduates are saving the environment.

Oct 20, 2016

Documenting the "Celluloid Pueblo"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Secret Origin of "Bear Down!"; and Feeding Our Future asks if the answer to food shortages in Southern Arizona may be right in front of us...

Oct 14, 2016
There are 400 wild, edible native foods in the Sonoran Desert. This food mandala is made from mesquite, ironwood, cholla cactus buds and cactus seeds.

Feeding Our Future: Harvesting the Desert

The answer to future food shortages may be right outside our doors.

Oct 13, 2016

'Bear Down' and Outlaw Baseball

The young man who coined UA motto spent summer before he died playing outlaw baseball in Douglas.

Oct 13, 2016
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona serves five counties and covers 23,000 square miles.

Feeding Our Future: Shortening the Line

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is trying new strategies to solve the root causes of hunger.

Oct 6, 2016

RinCon '16 Invites Arizonans to Get Their Game On!

Explore an annual weekend event where gamers of all ages gather to match wits, roll dice and play cards in a bewildering array of tabletop, strategy, and fantasy games.

Sep 29, 2016
Paralympian athlete Shirley Reilly is greeted by a fan during the celebration.

Athletes Recall Paralympic Games in Rio

Players gather in Tucson for a celebration at the University of Arizona

Sep 29, 2016
Students run the Manzo Market every two weeks, where they sell produce from their garden and eggs from the school’s chickens. Photo by Moses Thompson

Feeding Our Future: The Manzo Model for Growing a School Garden

In an age of shrinking education budgets, should school gardens be a line item?

Sep 29, 2016

Richard Shelton Talks About "Nobody Rich or Famous"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Feeding Our Future examines "Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate"

Sep 23, 2016
Samantha Felix and Jesse Pablo run TOCA's Project Oidag, which means "garden." Click to listen to them describe their work teaching youth about traditional foods.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

Sep 22, 2016
Sirena Dufault began exploring the Arizona Trail in segments before completing it twice.

The Arizona Trail Opens New Paths for Tucson Resident

Accident leads to exercise and new discoveries

Sep 9, 2016

Jerome: From Mining Boom Town to Artist Haven

The town, which once housed 1000s of minors, now welcomes 1000s of tourists each day.

Aug 12, 2016

The Improbable Tale of Lake Havasu's London Bridge

"Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Sydney has the opera house, Pisa has the leaning tower and we have the London Bridge."

Aug 12, 2016

Native American Superheroes Get a Chance to Fly

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Education funding changed by Prop 123; meet library writer-in-residence Adrienne Celt, former UA student goes for gold at the Olympics.

Aug 4, 2016
Volunteers contribute time & effort to one of Tucson Clean & Beautiful's many tree planting campaigns.

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

Jul 29, 2016

Rebuilding On the Outside

A Tucsonan faces stigma, challenges after serving time in prison.

Jul 22, 2016

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