Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Science for Wednesday, July 3:

HEALTHY FOODS IN AJO: A visit with residents in Ajo, Ariz., who are making an effort to increase the amount of healthy foods in their community, as well as promote more exercise by encouraging people to participate in gardening projects throughout town.

AJO DISCUSSION: Nina Altshul, of the Ajo Regional Food Partnership, and Don Luria, chair of Slow Food Southern Arizona and board member of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, discuss the gardening projects in Ajo.

EDIBLE BAJA ARIZONA: The new culinary arts magazine seeks to establish itself in Southern Arizona. Publisher Doug Biggers talks about the local food movement and increasing culinary creativity in the area.

OUTDOORS: Take a look at what is happening in our great outdoors in the month of July.

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