Jan
1
to Dec 31

Harvest every Wednesday and Friday

  • 1406 East Grant Road, BLDG. 2 Tucson, AZ, 85719 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Iskashitaa volunteers and refugees meet at the office on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 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 volunteers and 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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Mar
23
6:30 AM06:30

Market On the Move

  • St. Francis In The Foothills United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Iskashitaa every 4th Saturday from 8:00am to 10:00am at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC for Market on the Move. Get up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation (no limit on type of produce).

Volunteers needed from from 6:30am to 11:00am.

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Urban Garden Festival

Iskashitaa will once again be joining the Tucson Botanical Gardens for their Spring Urban Garden Festival. We will have a table where you can purchase spices, gather information, and chat with our wonderful interns from the Department of Nutritional , who are joining us with the support of the UA Agnese Nelms Haury program.

Beyond our table, there will be food, live music, and plants for sale!

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Mar
28
to Mar 29

Food Preservation Class

Tucson is in the heart of citrus season right now, and we love the fruit that comes through our organization; but have you ever wondered what to do with all the grapefruit, lemons, and oranges when you can’t eat any more?

Join Iskashitaa for a Food Preservation Class, where you can learn how to make several delicious products with our local fruit, both adding some variety to your fruit intake and making the fruit last longer. We will have refugee and non-refugee volunteers working cooperatively together to share knowledge and experiences, and to develop skills that extend beyond the kitchen.

The class will be held at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC, who have graciously allowed us to use their commercial kitchen. We will begin prep work at 12:00, and finish cleaning up by 5:00.

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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Edible Tree Tour

Iskashitaa will be presenting our monthly Edible Tree Tour at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Join us to learn about the wide variety of edible trees grown in the Gardens. Due to the Gardens’ long and diverse history, they have edible plants representative of ecosystems around the world, and from throughout Tucson’s history. The tour is included in admission to the Gardens.

If you are interested in learning more about edible trees around Tucson, but can’t make it to this tour, keep an eye out for more Iskashitaa-led tours throughout the semester! 

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Apr
27
6:30 AM06:30

Market On the Move

  • St. Francis In The Foothills United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Iskashitaa every 4th Saturday from 8:00am to 10:00am at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC for Market on the Move. Get up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation (no limit on type of produce).

Volunteers needed from from 6:30am to 11:00am.

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Edible Tree Tour

Iskashitaa will be presenting the first monthly Edible Tree Tour at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Join us to learn about the wide variety of edible trees grown in the Gardens. Due to the Gardens’ long and diverse history, they have edible plants representative of ecosystems around the world, and from throughout Tucson’s history. The tour is included in admission to the Gardens.

If you are interested in learning more about edible trees around Tucson, but can’t make it to this tour, keep an eye out for more Iskashitaa-led tours throughout the semester! 

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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Sun City Community Harvest

If you are interested in having your fruit harvested by us sign up online here: www.iskashitaa.org/fruit-donor-form.

If you live in the Oro Valley area and don’t usually have the opportunity to volunteer with us. This is your chance to do it!

Schedule:

  • Harvesting vehicles leaving Iskashitaa office at 9:15 (if you would like to carpool from our office, please be ready at our office no later than 9:00).

  • Meet at Sun City at 10:00.

  • Harvesting fruit from multiple trees at multiple houses through the morning from 10:15-12:45.

  • Leaving Sun City to return to our office at 13:00.

  • Sorting fruit for distribution and storage at our office from 13:45-14:00.

For more info contact us at harvesting@iskashitaa.org or 520.440.0100.

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Market On the Move
Feb
23
6:30 AM06:30

Market On the Move

  • St. Francis In The Foothills United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Iskashitaa every 4th Saturday from 8:00am to 10:00am at St. Francis in the Foothills UMC for Market on the Move. Get up to 60 pounds of produce for a $10 donation (no limit on type of produce).

Volunteers needed from from 6:30am to 11:00am.

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Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Edible Tree Tour

Would you like to learn more about the bounty of produce already growing in our city?  Tucson is full of edible trees, but they are often overlooked, either unknown or just not noticed.  Come and join Iskashitaa for a tour of the UA campus.  We will use sight, touch, smell, and taste to learn about gleaning in the desert, UA history, and trees that you may not have even heard of! Please keep in mind that this tour involves at least half a mile of walking outside, so bring plenty of water and weather appropriate clothing.  

If you can't attend this first event, or if you love it so much you want to go again, keep an eye out for more tours!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact information@iskashitaa.org 

RSVP encouraged, but not required

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