Posted: 2018-06-14
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 parts of the neighborhood to get hands-on experience with certified arborist Aleck as we prune native and domesticated food-bearing trees in our neighborhood’s public rights-of-way. This is an incredible learning opportunity as every…
Posted: 2017-12-12
This Saturday, Dec. 16th, 8am we'd love your help helping neighbors as we work to weed, plant, and prune the traffic circle and chicanes at or near 11th Ave and 1st Street. We are doing so because:   If we don't, city-hired crews will likely clearcut or herbicide the perennial vegetation we want to grow Surrounding neighbors have stepped up to help water new plantings to get them…
Posted: 2017-11-17
Neighborhood foresters work to beautify their slice of the Tucson community
Posted: 2017-09-10
Help green our streets and walkways with water- and mulch- harvesting rain gardens planted with native, food-bearing shade trees which contribute to cooler neighborhood temperatures in summer, attract native song birds, reduce downstream flooding, beautify our community, sequester carbon, and clean our air, water, and soil. Tree Planting: Saturday, November 18, 2017 Meet at 7:30 am in front of…
Posted: 2017-02-06
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 forests that…
Posted: 2016-09-30
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. Yet many people…
Posted: 2016-08-22
We will meet at the Neighborhood Garden, at the corner of 11th Avenue and University and work throughout the neighborhood.  Dumpsters will be located at: BICAS parking lot, Dunbar School Parking Lot, and along 1st Street between 9th Avenue and Perry Avenue.  Please come out and help for this event, it will be a last push to get everything looking spiffy for the Neighborhood Tour.  …
Posted: 2016-08-22
Meet at the corner of 11th Avenue and University Boulevard.  We will focus on this intersection and up to the intersection of 11th Ave and 2nd Street.  Please join us, all are welcome for this cleanup.  If you plan to attend, please bring yard tools, a hat, gloves, and a filled reusable water bottle.  If anyone has a weedeater, please get in touch with Ezra to discuss.
Posted: 2016-08-01
We will be organizing more regular cleanups leading up to the Neighborhood Tour in October.  For this cleanup will be focusing on removing weeds (including non-native mesquite sprouts), pruning trees in the Right of Way (ROW), and removing trash.  Here are the details:- Meet at the North-East Corner of 11th Avenue and 1st Street- Please bring rakes and pruning tools , a hat, filled…
Posted: 2016-02-26
Plus the opportunity to get your prunings chipped into mulch for an extremely reasonable donation.Free Pruning & Mulching Workshop:Starts at 9am at the Dunbar/Spring Community Garden/Orchard space (NW corner of 11th Ave and University Blvd) The free pruning workshop will be taught by local certified arborist Aleck Mackinnon, of the Pedaling Arborist. He will cover:Best strategies and…