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Zocalo Magazine July & August 2016

Zocalo Magazine July & August 2016

July 5, 2016 |

Read the July & August 2016 issue of Zocalo

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The Mesquite Harvest

The Mesquite Harvest

June 2, 2016 |

It’s So Much More Than Just Milling Flour It’s summer time again and, as many of you already know, that means it’s also mesquite harvesting and milling season in Tucson. And where including mesquite flour in your diet is a great way to add some diversity of flavor to your favorite culinary staples, Desert Harvesters […]

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December 2015

December 2015

December 3, 2015 |

Holiday Gift Guide and a look back at 2015. Read the digital edition here.

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Bennuval!

Bennuval!

September 12, 2015 |

Celebrate an Asteroid that Might Collide with Earth Hurtling through space at 62,120 mph is a rather large rock. It’s 500 meters—or about one-third of a mile—in diameter, and even though that’s on the small-to-medium range as far as asteroids are concerned, it’s one that University of Arizona Professor of Planetary Sciences Dante Lauretta has […]

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Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

Horticultural Notes from an Urban Epicurean

September 5, 2015 |

Grab a beer and a trowel and get into the garden! The summer is technically over this month and even though some days it feels like the autumnal equinox is a big lie, the garden is gearing up for the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and is getting ready to provide you with a season of […]

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Choosing the Compost Method that is Best for You

Choosing the Compost Method that is Best for You

October 28, 2014 |

Gardeners are a meticulous bunch. Many of us enjoy spending our evenings and weekends in the garden, carefully observing the slow and steady changes that occur as it progresses steadily through the seasons. When it comes to our composting on the other hand, unfortunately, more times than not it’s “out of sight-out of mind” as […]

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Escape: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Escape: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

September 4, 2014 |

David Douglas Gowan, an early wild west prospector from Scotland, accidentally stumbled upon this gorgeous natural bridge when fleeing from Apaches in the late 1800s. While hiding throughout its various caves, he explored for days and ended up claiming squatter’s rights to this picturesque landscape in 1877. Gowan later encouraged his nephew and his nephew’s […]

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Escape: Big Lake, Northern Arizona

Escape: Big Lake, Northern Arizona

July 25, 2014 |

There is no place like home and no shortage of gorgeous lakes, rivers and creeks right here in Arizona. With just a five hour scenic drive through Arizona’s highways, you can escape from the city heat to a serene high country lake in the White Mountains this summer. Its a majestic place where you can […]

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Hot & Humid Monsoon Gardening

Hot & Humid Monsoon Gardening

July 5, 2014 |

During a recent road trip I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit an American landmark that I had wanted to visit for many years – the Mitchell Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota. The exterior of the Corn Palace is adorned with decorative murals that are constructed almost entirely of corn kernels. It […]

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Coping with Summer Pests

Coping with Summer Pests

June 17, 2014 |

There is nothing more reminiscent of summer in Southern Arizona than the sound of cicadas buzzing away in the heated stillness. This pleasant humming provides the soundtrack for summers in our region and for those of us who have lived here our entire lives, their return is often a cause for celebration. For vegetable gardeners, […]

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