the larder + the delta REBOOT
"Some time ago, it was a dream of mine to create a restaurant that was different than that of traditional restaurant... A restaurant where the staff of cooks, dishwashers and service team members share collectively. Where food is sourced locally, community activism is the standard. Or where the idea of one single idea being the only answer/direction was impossible. A new kind of restaurant that operated as one - thought as one... On Sunday, July 16th we served our last meal. Now, facing the high cost of an opening in a new location we are asking for our communities support with getting us back on our feet."
Sinagua Malt: Market Based River Conservation
Market based river conservation: Growing beer and saving rivers
Sinagua Malt is an Arizona benefit corporation located in Camp Verde, Arizona - created to provide a market solution for declining flows in the Verde River. Craft brewers and bakers interested in sustainability are looking for local ingredients and there is not yet a source of locally grown malted barley. Among crops grown in Arizona, barley has a relatively low water need - making it a good solution to keeping farms in production and improving streamflow.
Keep Phoenix Beautiful Launches Fundraiser for New Garden
Keep Phoenix Beautiful is on the move - America’s largest urban garden project, PHX Renews, is set to plant new roots on 18th Avenue and Pierson Street in Phoenix, less than three miles from their original garden site. The new site will continue to host a solar home demonstration project, sustainability workshops for the community, as well as new garden beds for local gardeners. Funds raised will go towards revitalizing a vacant plot where two abandoned homes are being cleared to make way for the new garden.
Deadline to Fund: Ongoing
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Arizona Small Farm Co-Op Startup
In the sweltering summer of 2015, a small group of us farmers in Maricopa County, Arizona found ourselves working eighty hours per week, growing delicious and beautiful vegetables, yet barely able to make ends meet. Despite this hard work, we found that our individual efforts were not enough to sustain us and compete with giant, industrial, and conventional farms. Seeking support from others, we met and discussed how we could work together to improve our local food system. We needed to find a different way to do business, because it’s not sustainable the way it is. Now we’ve built trust and friendship, and Sun Produce Cooperative was formed in 2017 to keep small, local farmers on the ground, and transform the local food system in Arizona. “And that’s where you come in…”