COMMENTARY: Urban Agriculture is a win-win for Tucson

Dark red background, white text reads: "KEEP CALM AND FARM ON. Support Tucson's proposed Urban Ag zoning changes."

The Tucson Urban Agricultural Zoning Amendment looks solid and well written, with language that leaves it flexible and open to changes as they become needed by growers. I like that it addresses the sale of food to both neighbors and stores/farmer’s markets which is hugely important. I signed a petition for the amendment (below) and …

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Film Review of Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy: TheSustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary that was made with great skill by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen, despite their tight budget. While Kuhn operates the camera, Andersen demonstrates in an engaging and sometimes humorous way just how bad animal agriculture is for our planet. Though Cowspiracy also touches on the cruelty involved in …

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What Lurks Behind SunZia’s Green Smokescreen?

Friends of Aravaipa Canyon (FAR) along with a Cascabel environmental group have opposed SunZia plans to bring electric towers through sensitive Arizona wildlife areas since the project’s inception. Peter Else compiled the following brief history of the battle to protect the lower San Pedro River basin and the Aravaipa wilderness from a power grab. —Ed …

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Mr. Mayor, Tear Down These Bars

Picture at sunset of the bars of the fence at the El Rio Golf Course

Mr. Mayor, tear down these bars.  Like Councilperson Romero told us over a year ago she intended to do.  Tear down the bars between the El Rio Neighborhood and the El Rio Golf Course and between the course and Joaquin Murietta Park, let nature and human nature breathe again, let heaven and nature sing without …

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