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Trees Help Reduce Crime

Check out the map above created by Julius Scholsburg to see for yourself. The map above is a tree cover map of Tucson, Arizona with crime report data overlaid. Where […]

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Evolutions Within the Dunbar/Spring Public Commons

by Brad Lancaster The following is a re-posting of a blog I wrote in 2016 on my blog at www.HarvestingRainwater.com A bare beginningWhen I moved to the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in […]

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Spadefeet – The Amphibians of Dunbar/Spring

By Robert VillaTucson Herpetological Society, TucsonHerpSociety.org Our Devonian and Mesozoic Neighbors We are fortunate to live in a vibrant and diverse barrio of people, art, food, community, and urban ecology.  […]

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Planting, Harvesting, Eating, Enjoying, and Learning from Cholla Cactus

Yes, cholla cactus is thorny, but it has a caring heart, delicious flower buds, and so much more. When I learned how to harvest, process, and enjoy the tasty, calcium-rich […]

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Have spot in need of a small tree? How about a creosote bush!

I love how the desert smells when the rain drops on the creosote bush. You can replicate this effect by putting a sprig of creosote in your outdoor shower—or better […]

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Adopt a Pocket of the Neighborhood Forest

Gavin Troy and his son Liam were tired of seeing bare spots, weeds overtake native plantings, litter pile up, and tree limbs blocking public pathways in the public right-of-way adjoining […]

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Using free online PAG mapping tool to see tree canopy, water flow, and more in your neighborhood

My community of Tucson, Arizona just experienced the hottest August on record. Tucson is also the third fastest warming city in the U.S.. Such warming is happening around the world […]