Posted: 2013-01-23
A very successful pruning workshop on Jan. 19th was followed by participants practicing their new skills in the neighborhood. We worked on several blocks of 10th Ave. and on University Blvd.We cleared several areas that interferred with pedestrian movement in the right-of-way, making walking in the neighborhood more enjoyable.If you would like to prune your own yard and/or right-of-way and have…
Posted: 2013-01-08
This is the last day for your trimmings to be out on the curb to be chipped by the Chipped and Mulchy program.
Posted: 2013-01-08
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Posted: 2013-01-08
The Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood will be having another “Chipped & Mulchy” day before the Brush and Bulky pickup beginning February 4th.Sign up by January 27 to be included in free chipping on February 1. If you want to participate you must sign up here. We need to keep track for the chipping contractor and must have a complete list by the January 27th, so make sure to sign up by then.You will…
Posted: 2013-01-08
Why: To learn how to properly prune native trees AND to trim our Dunbar/Spring right-of-way trees, making the neighborhood a better place. Trimmings will be chipped into soil enhancement for the same trees!Where: Dunbar/Spring Community Garden (11th Ave. & University Blvd.)Sign Up: Contact Tory Syracuse at 396-3266 or tsyracuse@watershedmg.orgBring: Pruning tools, water, and sun…
Posted: 2012-12-28
Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant proposal. Submitted Oct. 7, 2008. The Dunbar Spring neighborhood is a small, historic, and culturally diverse neighborhood located just north of downtown Tucson. The name Dunbar Spring (not “springs”) is derived from two prominent Tucson citizens - African-American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and John Spring who was one of Tucson’s first…
Posted: 2012-10-24
In partnership with the Watershed Management Group and the Community Food Bank, students and staff from the UofA’s Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) are seeking to better understand how Tucsonans use, and would like to use, the outdoor spaces at their homes and in their neighborhoods. We also seek to better understand Tucsonans' ideas and beliefs about southwestern landscapes and…
Posted: 2012-10-21
17th Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Tree PlantingGreen your yard and help green our streets with native, food-bearing shade trees that 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.Tree Planting: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Meet at 7:30am in front of 813 N. 9th…
Posted: 2012-08-05
Thanks to everyone who participated in the pruning workshop and subsequent pruning work around the neighborhood! Over 15 people participated in the workshop and pruning of tree in the garden and elsewhere.Also thanks to the large number of people trimming their own yard and right-of-way trees who signed up to have their trimmings turned into mulch to enhance soils in our neighborhood.
Posted: 2012-07-11
Come out and help prune Dunbar/Spring's street trees  and mulch our water-harvesting basins and soils!Learn the ropes through this free pruning workshop and work party led by Brad Lancaster and Gary Wittwer of the City of Tucson. Keep trees healthy; learn about native, edible, and wildlife friendly plants, and water harvesting; provide mulch for healthy soils; all while beautifying the…