Green your yard and help green our streets with water- and mulch-harvesting rain gardens; and native, food-bearing shade trees, which help cool neighborhood temperatures in summer; attract native song birds; reduce downstream flooding; beautify our community; sequester carbon; and clean our air, water, and soil.
Saturday, November 22th, 2014
Meet at 7:30am in front of 813 N 9th Ave for demonstrations/training on the work we’ll do, then help your neighbors (and get to know more of your neighbors) as we plant rain, mulch, and trees within water-harvesting basins in the public rights-of-way along our streets.
Place your tree orders (for Shade Trees for your property--$8 each with Rocky Yosek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 250-8220. (490-8951) by October 31, 2014.
We’ll show you how to collect, scarify (for germination), and plant native food tree seed within simple rainwater-harvesting earthworks in the public right-of-way to sustainably grow shade and enhanced habitat for people and wildlife. We’ll also plant multi-color flowering cacti with delicious fruits – a different color on each block so you are encouraged to walk around the neighborhood to see every variety.
Desert Harvesters is organizing two events on June 22 (the peak of our native bean trees’ harvest season) to help people dramatically enhance the quality of their harvests, what they make with them, and how to better rhyme with the Sonoran Desert’s annual cycles in a way that enhances our shared home and biome.
Around a dozen neighbors came out to help Living Streets Alliance (LSA) cunduct a walkability assessment for the Dunbar/Spring Neighbrohood on May 3rd, 2014.
The event helped many folks get a better sense for our walking assets and problem areas in and around the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood. The walk also served as a forum for a lively debate on right-of-way issues and owner responsibilities. (click read more for photos)
The Living Street Alliance (LSA) will be conducting a ‘Walkability Assessment’ in the Dunbar Spring neighborhood in the coming weeks and this event is the first phase (see attached files for more details).
First workshop is April 28th at 7pm at the Dunbar School - click on this story for more details.
This is where neighbors and community members come together to brainstorm and give input on where we walk and what encourages/discourages walking in our neighborhood. There will be refreshments and door prizes provided by neighborhood businesses.
This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Dunbar School (325 W 2nd St - SW corner of the building.
Nominations and elections for the neighborhood board are at April's meeting on April 21st. See our bylaws here (Article IV is regarding Elections and Article II is regarding Officers). If you are interested in serving on the board, come to this meeting.