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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?

Poverty Rate Falls in Arizona; 'Food Hardship' Continues

Food banks: 18.4% of Tucson families with children struggle to feed them.

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.

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.

Jim Riggs breeds Polled Hereford cows, which can be identified by their red coats and lack of horns. In 2003, he sold of 80 percent of the herd to cope with the drought.

Mapping the Intersection of Food, Energy and Water

NAU professor's research aimed at helping communities head off future crises related to water scarcity.

Tucson Celebrates 23 Miles of Mexican Food

Designation aims to draw millennial foodies to authentic, local eateries.

Tucson to Turn 241 Years Old; Celebration Planned

Presidio Museum will offer booming cannon, mariachi music, free food.

Downtown Rebound: A Tale of Two Tucson Businesses

Part 5: As downtown rediscovers its place, some businesses move in, others depart.

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.

Grocery Prices Fall 4% in Second Quarter in Arizona

Cheaper prices in the dairy section lead the decrease, with eggs, some meat nlower, too.

Johnny Collins, 8, is attending summer school at Kellond. His mom, Stephanie Collins, said the free meals ease the strain on the family's budget.

Schools, Community Centers Feed Kids for Free this Summer

Many sites open this week, additional cafeterias start service Monday.

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.

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

Molly Kincaid said as a native of Tennessee, the Pie Party reminds her of home, and it is a good chance to contribute to organizations in the community.

Charity Event Sunday Brings Out Tucson's Sweeter Side

13th Annual Pie Party will benefit several nonprofits, provide treats.

'Common Ground on the Border' Celebrates Region's Culture

Community group wants to defuse tension about U.S.-Mexico border

Campus Pantry Distributes Tons of Food to Students, Staff

Five-year old club and nonprofit opens food pantry weekly

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