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Rainwater harvesting culvert

Well I am back in town after an amazing experience at TEDActive. Many people I spoke with loved the local jobs movement idea and so we’re back at it this week with a meeting with the Ajo Regional Food Partnership.

This blog is intended to tell the story as we create a movement to create jobs. The idea emerged from our work here in creating TEDxTucson and wanting to have a project that people could work on that contributes to Tucson’s sustainability. We’re working with people like James MacAdam who works helping people learn about rainwater harvesting and urban permaculture.

As I describe the idea of linking nurturing a local foods movement with job creation I can see people get the idea right away. In fact my new friends in Ajo are combating a “food desert” and the concomitant health issues that go with it. So they are working to create a sustainable local food system, new community awareness in making healthy food choices, restoring their rich cultural foods heritage and developing new food-based economic opportunities for community residents.


This is all being organized by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance and I’ll keep you posted as we link up.


Its not as easy to get this going in Tucson but these young entrepreneurs inspire me.   New farmers thrive in Oregon