Master Gardeners: You are invited to the next Agriculture to Appetites to be held on April 18 at 6:30pm at NAU’s Ashurst Auditorium. Please see the attached flier for more information.
Agriculture to Appetites: Sustaining Working Landscapes in a Changing Arizona
Spring Presentation/Community Roundtable Series to focus on preserving agriculture
Agriculture is important to Northern Arizona, where long--‐standing traditions of farming and ranching provide good food, good jobs, and valuable open space. Yet these traditions are under fire due to a growing population, rising land prices, changing markets, threatened water supplies, and a warming climate.
Agriculture to Appetites: Sustaining Working Landscapes in a Changing Arizona is an interactive series of three evening events that will take a close look at how agriculture is dealing with these threats, and what might be done in the future. The sessions, to be held on three separate evenings in Clarkdale, Tuba City, and Flagstaff, will feature short presentations by regional experts and roundtable discussions among interested community members. Anyone interested in food is invited to attend—growers, marketers, chefs, hunters, elected officials, eaters. Participants will hear details about the challenges growers face, and about opportunities for helping regional agriculture grow and thrive—and they will be given the opportunity to share experiences and insights of their own. The topics addressed will include preserving agricultural open space, the safeguarding of water supplies and ecological integrity, and the development of local markets for locally produced foods. The discussions will particularly focus on establishing and nourishing mutually beneficial relationships between rural food producers and urban food consumers.
County Director/Horticulture, Coconino County
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
2304 N. 3rd St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-774-1868 x 170FAX: 928-774-1860