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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Nov 2016

Forever Yong’s garlic harvest is ready to go to market.

Feeding Our Future: Farmers and Markets

New ways to support small farmers and backyard gardeners, to grow our local food system

Nov 17, 2016

Visit Camp Bravo, a Base for Homeless Vets in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: a rundown of important results from state elections; and "Feeding Our Future" visits Tucson barrios where positive change is growing.

Nov 10, 2016
Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Nov 10, 2016
Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

Nov 3, 2016
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
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
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
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

The Debut of Feeding Our Future

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Arizona Theatre Company overcomes financial struggle to launch 50th season; Tucson's Chinese community hosts Lunar Festival; eButterfly uses crowd sourcing to help science.

Sep 16, 2016
Chef Cecy Arosemena (left) and Marisol Flores-Aguirre, director of the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona. The WBC is housed at the YWCA and serves more than a thousand clients a year -- the majority are food entrepreneurs.

Feeding Our Future: Incubating Food Start-Ups in the City of Gastronomy

Independently owned food businesses are the largest-growing sector in Tucson’s economy, but launching a successful food business takes more than just a good recipe.

Sep 15, 2016

Pie Party Celebrates Tucson's Sweet Side

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A wrap on the 2017 State Budget; a doctor from Pakistan makes a difference in Marana; new book details UA role in space exploration.

May 5, 2016

In Search of the Best 'Home Slice' at Tucson Pie Party

Dímelo producer Sophia Paliza-Carre finds out what it takes to make a desert taste like Tucson

May 5, 2016

Arizona Spotlight for November 27, 2015

A tale of love and dedication from StoryCorp's Tucson visit; what it takes to live for a full year without processed food; exploring the true reason for flowers.

Nov 25, 2015
Kimble is a Tucson Community Supported Agriculture member. She pays for a share in a local farm and in exchange, gets a supply of fruits and vegetables each week.

How One Woman Learned to Redefine Food

Megan Kimble on her new book 'Unprocessed: My city-dwelling year of reclaiming real food'.

Jun 26, 2015

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