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. For the remainder of 2018, we will only be harvesting on Fridays. Wednesday harvests will resume in January with the start of citrus season. 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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Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Refugee 101

There will be a city-wide Refugee Info Night on Thursday, January 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of refugee resettlement, learn some basic facts, and explore how you can get involved. All are welcome.   Many refugee-serving organizations will be part of the training, including Tucson Refugee Ministry.  Attendance does not obligate you to volunteer.

Please RSVP here.  For more information, please click here.

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Jan
18
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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Feb
2
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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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Refugee 101

There will be a city-wide Refugee Info Night on Thursday, February 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of refugee resettlement, learn some basic facts, and explore how you can get involved. All are welcome.   Many refugee-serving organizations will be part of the training, including Tucson Refugee Ministry.  Attendance does not obligate you to volunteer.

Please RSVP here.  For more information, please click here.

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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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Jan
12
11:30 AM11:30

Beyond Enchanted Scavenger Hunt & Iskashitaa Harvest

Join Beyond as adventure awaits you and your children during this enchanted scavenger hunt at Tucson’s historic fairyland: Valley of the Moon Tucson. Come explore the winding paths and delightful gardens created almost a century ago to promote kindness.

This interactive scavenger hunt includes completing tasks and discovering secret features. Find the hidden items on your treasure map and you’ll get a prize!

Afterward join community members and Iskashitaa Refugee Network in an edible tree tour of Ward III neighborhoods and as we glean local fruit trees in an effort to educate the public, strengthen the local food system, reduce local food waste, and increase food security for the UN refugee families, and donate to food banks. To sign up as a community harvester please fill out the Iskashitaa volunteer waiver form http://www.iskashitaa.org/volunteer-waiver. To sign up to allow the fruit from your tree to be put to good use please fill out the donor form http://www.iskashitaa.org/fruit-donor-form/

Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

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Jan
12
8:00 AM08:00

Beyond Himmel Parkrun & Iskashitaa Community Harvest

Please be sure to visit the Beyond website and check out the hyperlinks to register for these awesome opportunities at https://www.beyond-tucson.org/event/himmel-park-run-community-harvest/

Go Beyond with an exciting new opportunity to connect with community as you participate in a Fun Run, Community Harvest or BOTH!

Himmel parkrun is a free, timed, 5k run/walk held every Saturday at Himmel park 8am (7am summer), more information can be found here.

To participate, please fill out the one-time only registration here selecting “Himmel” as your “Home Run”. After registration you will receive a barcode, which you need to print out and bring to the event. Your barcode is also your ticket to any of the more than 1700 parkrun events held worldwide every week.

Afterward join community members and Iskashitaa Refugee Network in a tour of Himmel Park and Sam Hughes neighborhood as they glean local fruit trees in an effort to educate the public, strengthen the local food system, reduce local food waste, and increase food security.
To sign up as a community harvester please fill out the volunteer waiver form here.

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Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Edible Tree Tour at TBG

Join Iskashitaa as we learn from docents at the Tucson Botanical Gardens 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. This is also a great chance to get advice on growing many of these edible trees yourself! The tour is included in admission to the Gardens. Make sure to RSVP on the Botanical Gardens’ website beforehand.

If you are interested in learning more about edible trees around Tucson, keep an eye out for Iskashitaa-led tours throughout the semester! 

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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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