Posted: 2013-09-01
Over the Summer, with a small grant and help from Ironwood Tree Experience (and many neighborhood volunteers), a group of residents was able to fix several serious and ongoing issues plaguing the community garden.Our initial efforts were to clean up garbage, weeds, and invasive bermuda grass. Our second effort was to fix irrigation problems. We spent a very long day digging trenches and replacing… See more
Posted: 2013-08-30
Brad Lancaster describes the strip of vegetation beside the sidewalk outside his Tucson, Arizona home as “an orchard and a pharmacy.” The desert ironwood tree has peanut flavored seeds and blooms that make a delicious salad garnish. Creosote is good for athlete’s foot. Chuparosa has a red flower that tastes like cucumber. The barrel cactus’s yellow fruit can be used for chutneys or hair… See more
Posted: 2013-08-08
Event Date:
Water-harvesting, traffic-calming chicane clean up party - this Saturday, August 10 at 8am. Meet at the intersection of 9th Ave and 1st Street. Bring water, pruning shears, and gloves.We will work together to spruce up some of our streets' chicanes and circles. Brad Lancaster will show you how to identify the plants we want to keep (native wildflowers, native grasses, and good… See more
Posted: 2013-07-24
Event Date:
When: This Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 in the morning (until about 10:30 or 11am) Where: Dunbar/Spring Community Garden Enjoy a Saturday morning with neighbors helping to keep the famous Dunbar/Spring Garden in good shape! Put in new irrigation lines for fruit and other trees at the Community Garden. We received a small grant from Ironwood Tree Experience to buy… See more
Posted: 2013-07-17
Featuring video from our neighborhood with text about Brad's early days in Dunbar/Spring. This is a well-done piece.American Oasis, Harvesting the Sky to Live in a Dry LandFrom the article: "A year before he met Maseko, Lancaster and his brother, Rodd, brought a house in the neighborhood of Dunbar/Spring.They didn’t have a lot of choices. Dunbar/Spring was a… See more