May
1
to Aug 30

Weekly Summer Harvests

  • Iskashitaa Refugee Network (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Iskashitaa volunteers and refugees meet at the office on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8 AM to harvest local produce in the greater Tucson area. We also can schedule a group harvest for your school, church, or community group. We ask that you 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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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Refugee 101

There will be a city-wide Refugee Info Night on Thursday, June 13th 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, and attendance does not obligate you to volunteer.

Please RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLye9crxkqaQQchuZVctmR1c9E-IguBIllrtPFjIqHE5DQ8g/

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Jun
20
to Jun 21

Arizona Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Forum

Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture is leading a free event for those in the Southern Arizona community who are looking to start producing food here in SoAz. This will be a wonderfully presented event, and we are proud to spread the word. A link to the event registration can be found here. A brief description can be found below.

Are you currently farming or ranching, or are considering to start? Join us for two full days of workshops, hands-on demonstrations, field trips and networking opportunities to answer many of your questions, improve your operations and share tools and resources. Workshops include business planning, social media, marketing strategies, governmental resources for farmers and ranchers, policy making, agricultural labor and apprenticeships, gleaning, food incubators, water issues and best practices for farms and ranches. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the traditional Native American crops and agricultural techniques, and Sonoran Desert-appropriate range management. A special track of youth-focused workshops will be organized for high school students. The second day will offer three field trip options to a Dryland Farm, a Ranch or Saguaro Fruit Harvest.

The event is open to all interested in growing, processing, selling and buying food, including consumers, home gardeners, chefs, educators and community organizers.

Snacks and lunch will be provided for the attendees on both days.The registration is free but necessary to secure your seat! Donations to the event are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Refugee 101

  • Jewish Community Center- Heritage Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There will be a city-wide Refugee Info Night on Wednesday, July 24th 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, and attendance does not obligate you to volunteer.

Please RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpv1wzxYTCOQg6-qvhfBCVR65SE9qXK0OkiamWOPUADOeaKA/viewform

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May
25
7:15 AM07:15

Last Market On the Move!

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

Join Iskashitaa for our last Market on the Move this 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 7:15am to 11:00am.

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May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Refugee 101

There will be a city-wide Refugee Info Night on Tuesday, May 7th 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, and attendance does not obligate you to volunteer.

Please RSVP at: https://forms.gle/ZGvC613LsHs3PnhX8

Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/355338475086910/

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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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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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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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