Our Aims and Goals:
Building community, and evolving our skills and capacity as we collaborate face to face
Bringing back, and enhancing, life in our public commons in a way that enhances health and accessibility for all
Enabling a daily reconnection with nature unique to our bioregion
Create and practice what we’d like to see grow city and watershed-wideDemonstrate public food… See more
Plus, the opportunity to get your prunings chipped into mulch for an extremely reasonable donation
Meet at the Dunbar/Spring Community Garden/Orchard space (NW corner of 11th Ave and University Blvd).
After demonstration we will then move to various parts of the neighborhood to get hands-on experience with Aleck as we help prune native and domesticated food-bearing trees in our… See more
To direct street runoff to street-side tree basins for free irrigation and flood controlThe week of January 16, 2017 Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters will work with the City of Tucson and a local contractor to cut 4-inch diameter curb core holes through the street curb to direct street runoff to existing street-side tree basins in the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood.… See more
By Brad Lancaster
A bare beginning
When I moved to the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in 1994 much of it was not a pleasant place to walk.
Most of the public right-of-way (the area between the street curb and property lines/fences) was just hot, bare dirt devoid of shade trees and other life. There were few sidewalks, but thankfully there was plenty of room for earthen footpaths.… See more