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Annual rain & native food forest plantings another success in 2022

Our 26th annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Food Forest Planting extended into the adjoining West University Neighborhood for a third year here in Tucson, Arizona. But as both neighborhoods […]

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Neighborhood Foresters regain access for public paths, clean up 15 traffic circles and chicanes, & remove overhead utility conflicts

In January 2022, Dunbar Spring Neighborhood Foresters volunteers worked over 75 hours with neighbors to prune over ten blocks of public right-of-way pedestrian paths to regain the City’s requirement of […]

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Before & after photos of green infrastructure in Dunbar/Spring

The Dunbar/Spring neighborhood in Tucson, Arizona has transformed excessively wide, hot, exposed streets with speeding cut-through traffic and solar oven-like, barren walkways to comparative oases with road-narrowing, traffic-calming, water-harvesting, green […]

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Dunbar/Spring & West University Neighbors – get your order in for our annual Planting of Rain, Trees, & Native Food Forests by December 30

This is the the 26th year of our annual planting program in Dunbar/Spring and the 3rd year of our annual planting program in West University. Get more info on the […]

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Time to weed

With our abundant summer rains it is NOW time to remove invasive weeds before they spread their seed. The time you spend on weeding now, will pay off multi-fold in […]

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The Rains Are Coming—Are Your Street-side Basin Inlets Ready or Clogged?

By Brad LancasterThis blog entry is reproduced with permission from www.HarvestingRainwater.com Like much of the country, we are in a record drought with record heat that is drying us out […]

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Brad Lancaster awarded Citizen Forester of the Year

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management awarded Brad Lancaster, co-founder of the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters, with the 2021 Citizen Forester of the Year. The following is Brad’s acceptance […]

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Annual rain & native food forest plantings another success in 2021

Our 25th annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Food Forest Planting extended into the adjoining West University Neighborhood for a second year. But as both neighborhoods are part of/share the […]

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Native 1-gallon-sized cholla, prickly pear, and agave edibles available for planting

Staghorn cholla Cholla flower buds are a delicious native food you can grow at home or in the public right-of-way (as long as you keep public walkways clear and accessible). […]

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Multi-lingual plant ID signs share the bounty of the neighborhood forest

Multi-lingual plant identification signs were just installed in the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Forest to help folks learn more about the rich Sonoran Desert life around them, and different ways they could […]