Desert Harvesters is organizing two events on June 22 (the peak of our native bean trees’ harvest season) to help people dramatically enhance the quality of their harvests, what they make with them, and how to better rhyme with the Sonoran Desert’s annual cycles in a way that enhances our shared home and biome.
Around a dozen neighbors came out to help Living Streets Alliance (LSA) cunduct a walkability assessment for the Dunbar/Spring Neighbrohood on May 3rd, 2014.
The event helped many folks get a better sense for our walking assets and problem areas in and around the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood. The walk also served as a forum for a lively debate on right-of-way issues and owner responsibilities. (click read more for photos)
The Living Street Alliance (LSA) will be conducting a ‘Walkability Assessment’ in the Dunbar Spring neighborhood in the coming weeks and this event is the first phase (see attached files for more details).
First workshop is April 28th at 7pm at the Dunbar School - click on this story for more details.
This is where neighbors and community members come together to brainstorm and give input on where we walk and what encourages/discourages walking in our neighborhood. There will be refreshments and door prizes provided by neighborhood businesses.
This meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Dunbar School (325 W 2nd St - SW corner of the building.
Nominations and elections for the neighborhood board are at April's meeting on April 21st. See our bylaws here (Article IV is regarding Elections and Article II is regarding Officers). If you are interested in serving on the board, come to this meeting.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Tucson will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 19,2014, at or after 6:00p.m., in the Public Works Building, 201 North Stone Avenue, Basement Conference Room C, Tucson, Arizona, at which time and place all interested persons will have an opportunity to appear and be heard in relation to the following:
Amendment to the Rio Nuevo RedevelopmentPlan, PA-13-03, 450 North Grande Avenue
Over 2 dozen people from around Tucson came out to Beat Back Buffelgrass in Dunbar/Spring on January 25th. We all made a big difference. We removed 62 large garbage bags of buffelgrass from rights-of-way, water harvesting features, washes, and other areas around the neighborhood. Some areas will get reseeding with native vegetation mix.
A very special thanks to Mead Mier from Pima Assciation of Governments for organizing the event, getting great participation, and providing lunch for everyone. Here are a few photos from Mead as well.
Due to abuse of water access and leaks in the 15-year old irrigation line the Dunbar/Spring garden (and the playground area) were wasting vast amounts of water resulting in months of excessively high bills.
The bleeding was finally stopped at a volunteer work party in late July/early August (with materials funded by the Ironwood Tree Experience) ripped out all the old irrigation in the garden, disconnecting all garden plots from the water system. New irrigation lines were then installed only to all the trees and shrubs east of the ramada.
Note that new water lines still need to be installed in the mini-nature park west of the ramada as the trees and shrubs there are now water stressed without the irrigation they grew up on.