Jan
1
to Dec 31

Harvest every Wednesday and Friday

  • 1406 East Grant Road, BLDG. 2 Tucson, AZ, 85719 (map)
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Iskashitaa volunteers and refugees meet at the office on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9 AM to harvest local produce in the greater Tucson area. We also can schedule a group harvest for your school, church, or community group. You must RSVP so we can coordinate the transportation of all the refugees, contact us to reserve your spot at harvesting@iskashitaa.org or 520-440- 0100.

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
— James Allen
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Taste Bud Memories Showing at the Loft
May
6
to May 31

Taste Bud Memories Showing at the Loft

PRESENTED BY THE SOUTHWEST FOLKLIFE ALLIANCE INC. & ISKASHITAA REFUGEE NETWORK

The social act of eating is part of how we become human. If learning to eat is learning to become a human being, perhaps learning to eat together is learning to become a community. “Taste Bud Memories” is a documentary film focusing on local food and refugees in Tucson, AZ.

The film aims to promote understanding of refugees’ experiences by connecting food resources, local geography and the public at large in a broader discourse about food and food security through people’s individual stories about food. We all eat food, food is not only the physical manifestation of our relationship with the natural world, it is also the common denominator across cultures.

Through both food and food stories we will explore the experience of refugees who live in Tucson, and their similarities with the Tucson community they are now a part of. This film is supported and co-produced by the Southwest Folklife Alliance Inc. & Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

CREDITS:
“TASTE BUD MEMORIES” A Film by Özlem Ayse Özgür
Edited by: Leslie Ann Epperson
Cinematography by Özlem Ayse Özgür and Clarice Bales
Co-Producers: Southwest Folklife Alliance and Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Produced and Directed by Özlem Ayse Özgür
Cool Genie Pictures Productions / CoolgeniePictures.com

SUNDAY, MAY 6 AT 10:00AM | FREE ADMISSION

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May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Refugee 101 Info Night

Participate in an enriching setting to gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new American. Here we will answer the following questions:
Who is a Refugee, Asylee or an Immigrant?
Why does it help the U.S. strengthen our country's security?
How do you welcome a family in your neighborhood?
How do new Americans become self sufficient?

Please RSVP here

 

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

San Ysidro Festival

Come visit Mission Garden for the annual San Ysidro Festival!  This event is a celebration of traditional Sonoran agriculture, and features the harvest, threshing, and milling of Sonoran White Wheat.  Iskashitaa will once again have a table set up to present to the Tucson community.  Read on for more from Tucson's Birthplace:

Come celebrate our harvest of White Sonora Wheat. See the wheat harvested, threshed and winnowed and milled, all with traditional tools and methods. Also experience the dedication of two of our newest garden areas.

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Apr
28
8:30 AM08:30

Urban Garden Festival

Come and visit the Tucson Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 28th for the first annual Urban Garden Festival!  Iskashitaa will be presenting, with both a table and demonstrations by Dr. Barbara Eiswerth.  Read on for more from TBG:

Interested in creating your own backyard vegetable garden but not sure where to start? Do you have an established garden and are looking to maximize your yield of produce? Or, maybe you are looking for new ideas on how to cook and prepare your fresh backyard treats? Well, our newest event is for you! The Urban Garden Festival, formerly the Weird Plant Sale,  is a one-day event where you can take several classes, see live cooking demonstrations, and purchase all the plants and accessories to start your own backyard garden. We’ll also have musical performances, food vendors, and alcoholic beverages for sale. And best of all, the event is included with your garden admission!

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Refugee 101 Info Night

Participate in an enriching setting to gain knowledge on the struggles and successes of a new American. Here we will answer the following questions:
Who is a Refugee, Asylee or an Immigrant?
Why does it help the U.S. strengthen our country's security?
How do you welcome a family in your neighborhood?
How do new Americans become self sufficient?

This month's event is full, but come enjoy next month's event!

 

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Apr
9
9:30 AM09:30

Food Preservation Class

We will be making Spicy Barrel Cactus Chutney, Grapefruit Barrel Cactus Seed Dressing and Parsi ko bien!! Please join us in practicing kitchen and preservation skills, learning new recipes, practicing English and building community.

If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it’s not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others...
— Will.I.Am
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AZ Gives Day Victory Celebration with Iskashitaa
Apr
3
5:00 PM17:00

AZ Gives Day Victory Celebration with Iskashitaa

It is that time again! Iskashitaa will be at La Cocina on North Court Ave. Come over and join us for a night of culture and experience. There will be music, art, community engagement at the beautiful La Cocina restaurant atmosphere.
There will be musical performances by local artists including some refugees themselves.
More information about the azgives program, us, and the day itself on the following link: https://www.azgives.org/iskashitaa

I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful.
— Ron Conway
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