Posted: 2022-04-18
  (From Brad Lancaster and the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters) Our 26th annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Food Forest Planting extended into the adjoining West University Neighborhood for a third year here in Tucson, Arizona. But as both neighborhoods are part of/share the same watershed, you could say we planted in just one waterhood. In total, during our 2022…
Posted: 2022-03-19
This planting of rain, trees, understory, & wildflowers is occurring in the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood, but the planting event is open to anyone from any neighborhood, and is a great opportunity to see how such an event, or other Neighborhood Forester endeavors, could be organized elsewhere. Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022. The stormwater eddy basins (each having over 4,500-gallon annual…
Posted: 2022-01-12
The Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona has transformed excessively wide, hot, exposed streets with speeding cut-through traffic and solar oven-like, barren walkways to comparative oases with road-narrowing, traffic-calming, water-harvesting, green infrastructure and path-/road-side rain gardens growing a native food forest of sheltering multi-use plants indigenous to the Tucson Basin…
Posted: 2021-12-18
Deadline for placing an order: Thursday, December 30, 2021 Implementation is planned for this winter, exact dates in early 2022 will be announced once we have the permits. Since 1996 this program has coordinated neighborhood & community volunteers to plant over 1,600 trees in the public rights-of-ways of the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood, along with thousands of understory plants. These…
Posted: 2021-09-21
Be a part of the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters Native Yard Tree Sale & and help plant the tree(s) Order forms and payment must be received by midnight Friday, September 24th Grow shade, food, wildlife habitat, and beauty around your home with 5-gallon-sized native trees available for $30 each, which will be delivered to your home by October 2, 2021. We only offer low-water-use…
Posted: 2021-09-11
Starts at 8am - Stay as long as you can or want. We plan to be wrapped up with the supervised pruning in the neighborhood by noon Cost: $5 suggested donation, though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Where: the Dunbar Garden space (NW corner of 11th Ave and University Blvd). Tucson, Arizona Open to all. Learn how you can organize similar Neighborhood Forester efforts in your…
Posted: 2021-01-12
Implementation is planned for this winter, exact dates will be announced once we have the permits. Since 1996 this program has coordinated neighborhood & community volunteers to plant over 1,600 trees in the public rights-of-ways of the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood, along with hundreds of understory plants. These plantings are freely irrigated by rain and stormwater passively harvested within…
Posted: 2019-09-23
Please come hone your pruning & mulching skills with us this Sunday, Sept. 29 Open to all! Starts at 8 am, stay as long as you can or want Cost: $5 suggested donation, though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds Meet at Dunbar/Spring Community Garden/Orchard (NW corner of 11th Ave & University Blvd) After the pruning and mulching demonstration, we will move to various…
Posted: 2019-02-21
Open to all - Starts at 9am, stay as long as you can or want Cost: $5 suggested donation, though no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Where: the Dunbar/Spring Community Garden/Orchard space (NW corner of 11th Ave and University Blvd). After demonstration we will move to various parts of the neighborhood to get supervised hands-on experience as we help prune native and domesticated…
Posted: 2018-12-27
Time: 8:00 am for a planting demonstration, then keep going to various parts of the neighborhood. The demonstration will show you how to plant the rain to maximize its potential, how to plant food-bearing native trees by seed and/or with nursery stock to maximize passive summer shading/cooling, and how to recycle/plant prunings and leaves as fertility-building, carbon-sequestering, pollutant-…