Tag Archives: Arizona

Harvesting Hope

There are many valiant gleaning initiatives in the U.S., but I haven’t seen any that also count integrating refugees into American life as part of their mission. Except, that is, the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit with the Tucson, Ariz., operation and was impressed with their range of programs [...]

March 5, 2013 | Posted in Food Recovery, Tree Gleaning | Comments closed

Borderlands Bienvenue

I’m in Arizona now, for a class visit and book reading at the University of Arizona, where I learned about this neat community food recovery venture. But, excitingly, this trip is also an opportunity to do some research. Thanks to the assistance of the inimitable Gary Nabhan, I will finally get to the Mexican border [...]

February 12, 2013 | Posted in Personal | Comments closed

Friday Buffet

The NRDC is at it again, this time publishing an issue brief on fruit and vegetable loss at the farm and packing level. Hot off the press! — — Here are a few Big Facts: 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted globally every year. That equates to 6-10% of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions. — [...]

December 14, 2012 | Posted in College, Composting, Environment, International, Stats | Comments closed

Friday Double Feature: Local News Embed

After seeing so much food going to waste at their school and learning about a law preventing donation of that food, two Houston boys have set out to change it! Hopefully the Houston Independent School District does decide to allow students more choice in what lunch items they take. And just seeing the footage of [...]

July 1, 2011 | Posted in School, Waste Stream | Comments closed

Gleaning Trees for (and with) Refugees

This video combines two of my favorite things–local news and tree gleaning. Here, Tucson’s KVOA tells us about Iskash*taa Refugee Harvesting network, which gleans backyard citrus trees to sweeten refugees’ lives. Plus, it’s awesome to see the recipients harvesting alongside others. That experience and interaction will benefit both recipients and volunteers. My one complaint: how [...]

June 23, 2010 | Posted in Food Recovery, Tree Gleaning | Comments closed
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