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AZ’s Community Planning Matrix

By | May 14th, 2013|General|

Over the last few weeks, I’ve written about how a city’s General Plan is one tool for communities to define how they want their city or town to grow and improve population health and how city planning can have a real impact.  I wrote about how community residents can use a recently developed Toolkit put [...]

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Celebrate Healthy & Sustainable Food

By | October 22nd, 2012|General|

October 24th is the 2nd annual Food Day in the US.  It’s a nationwide celebration and movement towards more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. We’ve been collaboratively planning a “Phoenix Real Food Tour” with Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the The Orchard Community Learning Center garden, Tiger Mountain Foundation, Central Farmers’ Market, and the Arizona Department [...]

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Earth Day

By | April 22nd, 2011|General|

Make sure you check out our maturing community garden on the east side of the 1740 building.  The tomatoes are doing very well and producing now.  I ate some celery yesterday which was good too.  New plants are showing up all the time as folks pitch in.  If you have a garden at home or [...]

ADHS’ Community Garden

By | February 25th, 2011|General, Prevention|

It’s always best to lead by example.  We’ve been encouraging community gardens for years and now we have one!  After much hoping, dreaming and planning the community garden is finally a reality.  In October, Jonathan Manning from Elgin Nursery came out to help us break ground.  We added compost and cottonseed meal to a long [...]