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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.

Feeding Our Future: Shortening the Line

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

Sunlight reflects off of the water in a swimming pool.

Treated Water to Make Beer? Tucson Group Says 'Cheers!'

Pima County team fights stigma against reclaimed water; finalist for innovation distinction.

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?

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?

Scarab or figeater beetles are common during the Sonoran desert's hot summer months when they come out to eat and breed.

Bright Green Beetle Makes a Sonoran Desert Appearance

Iridescent insect is active during summer months in Southern Arizona.

Desert scene near Escalante, Utah.

Study: Warming May Affect Microbes, Hurting Soil Fertility

Research led by NAU scientists scanned conditions in 80 dryland ecosystems around globe.

The Art of Paying Attention: Raven Conversations

Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut tells about the things a raven will do for love. Or food.

Baby chickens are pictured at the Arizona Feeds Country Store in South Tucson on April 2, 2015.

Tucson Planning Commission OKs Backyard Chickens

Proposal making urban farming easier moves to City Council for final approval.

José Cano demonstrates how to connect irrigation pipe.

State Rejects Requested Ban on Expanding Irrigation

Farmers in Cochise County lose petition to to stop further development in their area.

Velvet Mesquite

Mesquite Bean Season in the Desert; Can You Eat Them?

Identify the edible seedpods in your neighborhood with local harvesters

Desert harvesters are harvesting mesquite trees.

Harvesting Desert's Bounty Topic of Classes

Santa Cruz Farmer's Market will host demonstrations this month.

Tucson's Native Seeds/SEARCH Gets New Leader

Arizonan Larrie Warren takes over food crop preservation organization with goal of expanding its mission.

These olive trees at the U of A provide shade and beauty to the campus and its visitors.

University of Arizona Hosts 2nd Annual Olive Harvest

Members of the community invited to participate; campus home to hundreds of trees.

This is one of the many aquaponic set ups at Tucson AquaPonics Farm.

Fish, Plants, Water Combined in Method, May Help Feed People

More Tucson residents are experimenting with aquaponics systems in their homes or businesses.

Disease Drives Shrimp Prices; UA Researcher Seeks Solution

Syndrome kills species when young, causing entire crops to be lost; scientist finds way to detect it early on.

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