Community Workday: Forestdale Farm
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Community Workday: Forestdale Farm

Flagstaff Foodlink's Flagstaff Grower Coalition will be hosting a Community Workday at Forestdale Farm on Wednesday, October 23rd at 9 am! We will be coming together to provide a much-needed service to the great folks who grow our local food.

All are welcome - young, old, experienced, or still learning! Learn invaluable farm and gardening skills on a beautiful, local farm! Everyone will be able to participate in meaningful work.

When: October 23, 2019
Where: Forestdale Farm - 455 Beach Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86004
What time: 9 am - 1 pm
What to bring:
1. Water Bottle
2. Hat
3. Sturdy Shoes
4. Jacket with layered clothing underneath
5. Sunscreen
6. Snack

SIGN UP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtOVFmPS33IrrLBjJ8xySp-P1PSnvf7SwE0fjLf_5K2Ur28g/viewform?usp=sf_link

All volunteer hours will be signed off on by our Outreach Coordinator.

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Ruby Earth Urban Farm Experiences: Tour and Work Session
Oct
5
8:00 AM08:00

Ruby Earth Urban Farm Experiences: Tour and Work Session

  • 320 North Aztec Street Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 United States (map)
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The Flagstaff Sustainability Program is excited to announce the launch of the Urban Farm Incubator. The City is leasing .18 acres of City-owned land to a local start-up urban farm enterprise, Ruby Earth Gardens. The goal of the Incubator is to encourage agricultural entrepreneurship within city limits. The high cost of land has made agricultural endeavors cost prohibitive for many aspiring urban farmers, and the City is excited to help foster a burgeoning local food system by supporting small-scale agriculture with this program.

As part of the lease agreement, Ruby Earth Gardens pays a nominal annual fee in addition to any water used and offers community opportunities to engage on the farm.

The City of Flagstaff in partnership with Ruby Earth Gardens will be hosting five Urban Farm Experiences throughout the summer. If you want to learn more about your local food system come on out and participate!

Farm Manager and Co-owner, Elizabeth Bechok, will provide a tour of the land, explain Ruby Earth's agricultural practices, and answer questions. If you want to get your hands dirty, help out on the farm, and learn more about small-scale farming - there will be opportunities for weeding, mulching, soil preparation, and/or planting.

Email rubyearthgardens@gmail.com for questions or more information.

Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a pair of gloves.

TO ACCESS THE LAND: GO WEST ON CHERRY, TURN RIGHT ONTO MOGOLLON, and THE LAND IS ON THE LEFT

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Indigenous Foods/Food Access Workshop
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Indigenous Foods/Food Access Workshop

  • Mazatzal Hotel & Casino (Event Center) (map)
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Please join the Arizona Department of Agriculture for our next Food Access Workshop in Payson on September 19th.  See the agenda for information about this 1/2 day event as well as registration information.  To read about the AZDA's involvement in working to reduce food insecurity, diabetes and obesity, see this link: https://agriculture.az.gov/node/178

Indigenous Foods/Food Access Workshop Agenda

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Farm to Table Dinner: Roots Micro Farm, Laura Chamberlin, and Sugar Mama's Bakery
Sep
14
4:30 PM16:30

Farm to Table Dinner: Roots Micro Farm, Laura Chamberlin, and Sugar Mama's Bakery

We are partnering with Roots Micro Farm, Chef Laura Chamberlin, and Sugar Mama's Bakery for a farm to table dinner!

The event will take place at 4:30 PM on September 14, 2019, at Roots Micro Farm located on Birch Ave.

The event is BYOB! Come eat, drink, and celebrate locally grown and sustainably produced food with us!

Tickets are $60 with some proceeds being donated to Flagstaff Foodlink. For more information and to reserve a spot, please contact Laura through email or by phone. Limited space!

Email: laura@lcprofessionalchef.com
Phone: (928) 814 - 8218

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Flavor: Northern AZ Food & Wine Festival
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Flavor: Northern AZ Food & Wine Festival

  • 1101 East Butler Avenue Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 United States (map)
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Taste a little bit of FLAVOR at the first annual LFA food and wine festival in Northern Arizona, hosted in partnership with the Over the Rainbow Butterfly Garden, Inc. Celebrate Arizona's vintners on September 14th from 1 pm - 7 pm at the beautiful garden grounds in the Warner's Nursery & Landscape Co. #FlavorFlg

🍷 The FLAVOR Food and Wine Festival is inspired by other well known Local First Arizona festivals - Devour Phoenix, in Phoenix, and SAVOR, in Tucson. Focused on bringing awareness to local Arizona vintners, restaurateurs, and retail vendors, FLAVOR will feature over a dozen vendors including; wineries, fine food purveyors, artists and live music.

Ticket holders will receive wine and beer tasting tickets and samples of delicious local food.

- $35 General Admission entry tickets include 6 tasting tickets and a commemorative tasting glass and a free reusable water bottle

- $50 VIP Admission tickets include 10 tasting tickets and a commemorative tasting glass, plus reusable water bottle. VIP ticket holders have access to a VIP section with live music and passed samples from local vendors to avoid standing in line.

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City Council Work Session: Animal Keeping Code Revisions
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

City Council Work Session: Animal Keeping Code Revisions

  • Council Chambers, Flagstaff City Hall (map)
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In 2016, the Animal Keeping Code was revised to clarify rules, reduce barriers for animal keeping on small lot sizes within City limits, and incorporate animal welfare considerations. As part of that process, staff committed to re-evaluate the effectiveness of the revisions and return to Council with any necessary updates.

Revisions to the Code are designed to make enforcement easier and reduce nuisances for neighbors, while still allowing for backyard livestock to be raised in City limits. Among the revisions for consideration are a free backyard animal keeping permitting system, containment of livestock in animal runs, adjusting setback requirements, and limiting the total number of animals allowed across categories.

This agenda item (#9) is the last of the four scheduled items. Information and additional documents available here.

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Ruby Earth Urban Farm Experiences: Tour and Work Session
Sep
6
4:00 PM16:00

Ruby Earth Urban Farm Experiences: Tour and Work Session

  • 320 N Aztec St Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Flagstaff Sustainability Program is excited to announce the launch of the Urban Farm Incubator. The City is leasing .18 acres of City-owned land to a local start-up urban farm enterprise, Ruby Earth Gardens. The goal of the Incubator is to encourage agricultural entrepreneurship within city limits. The high cost of land has made agricultural endeavors cost prohibitive for many aspiring urban farmers, and the City is excited to help foster a burgeoning local food system by supporting small-scale agriculture with this program.

As part of the lease agreement, Ruby Earth Gardens pays a nominal annual fee in addition to any water used and offers community opportunities to engage on the farm.

The City of Flagstaff in partnership with Ruby Earth Gardens will be hosting five Urban Farm Experiences throughout the summer. If you want to learn more about your local food system come on out and participate!

Farm Manager and Co-owner, Elizabeth Bechok, will provide a tour of the land, explain Ruby Earth's agricultural practices, and answer questions. If you want to get your hands dirty, help out on the farm, and learn more about small-scale farming - there will be opportunities for weeding, mulching, soil preparation, and/or planting.

Email rubyearthgardens@gmail.com for questions or more information.

Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a pair of gloves.

TO ACCESS THE LAND: GO WEST ON CHERRY, TURN RIGHT ONTO MOGOLLON, and THE LAND IS ON THE LEFT

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2019 Arizona Rural Policy Forum
Aug
7
to Aug 9

2019 Arizona Rural Policy Forum

  • Round Valley High School (map)
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The Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF) and Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC) are excited to bring the 2019 conference to #ApacheCounty. Join us, along with over 300 rural leaders and stakeholders, for capacity-building sessions, receptions, hands-on workshops, and keynote presentations.


The Rural Policy Forum connects rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities.

Our goal will be to hear strategies from national experts as well as learn about success stories from around Arizona that will give our rural leaders the tools, resources and relationships they need to face current challenges.

The event will provide an opportunity for skill-building, networking, building relationships and educating each other about the needs and services in rural Arizona. Activities include capacity-building sessions, receptions, workshops, and keynote presentations all of which culminate with the Grant maker Roundtables. Here, grant makers host tables where rural nonprofits have the opportunity to describe their organization’s mission and present a project for the host to consider for potential future funding.

GOALS & OUTCOMES
- Increase the community capacity of rural towns
- Improve regional collaboration between nonprofits and public entities such as businesses
- Build relationships and facilitate networking between rural stakeholders
- Grow rural advocates
- Develop new strategies for building resilient communities

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70th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Aug
3
to Aug 4

70th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture

  • Museum of Northern Arizona (map)
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Now in its 70th year and better than ever, the Navajo Festival celebrates the Dine' people through their art, music, dance, food and more. Come see artists at work, interpreting their lives and culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums. Learn through insightful "mini-talks" and hands-on activities. The schedule this year includes the world-famous Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe performing under the big tent.

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The Arboretum at Flagstaff Summer Plant Sale
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

The Arboretum at Flagstaff Summer Plant Sale

SUMMER PLANT SALE: JULY 14th, 2018

MEMBER PREVIEW 9am-11am | GENERAL PUBLIC 11am-3pm

FREE ADMISSION INTO THE ARB!

Live music from Lucky Lenny, kids activities, Lumberyard beer for sale, food for sale from Wils Grill, and beautiful native plants for sale!

Get your gardening on this spring and summer with two seasonal plant sales! Offering a large selection of native plants and specialty vegetables for high elevation gardening;

  • Specialty Veggie and Herb Starts. Including – specialty heirloom and hybrid varieties of tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, greens, and herbs selected for our short growing season. (Available at the Spring Sale only)

  • Specialty Native Plants and Cultivated Varieties of our Natives including Penstemons, Geranium, Coral Bells, Yarrow, Milkweeds, Bee Balm, Sage and many more- Great for attracting pollinators!

  • Specialty Native Bunch Grass Species that will look beautiful as an ornamental in your yard! Including – Blue Gramma, Squirrel Tail, Rice Grass and Muhlenbergia.

All ages and interests in plants and gardens are welcomed. In between buying your plants there will be the opportunity to enjoy live music, food and drinks for purchase, garden tours and of course the gardens and grounds of the Arboretum to browse for ideas on your home garden!

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Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture

  • 3101 N Fort Valley Rd Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 (map)
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Now in it's 86th year, the Hopi Festival is recognized as a cultural treasure in the state, and a not-to-miss summer tradition. The two-day celebration of Hopi culture starts at 9 am Saturday with a ceremonial welcome and flagraising, followed by dance and music performances, artist demonstrations, workshops and puppet shows. This year's performers include Ongtupqua performing on the Hopi long flute and a Hopi hoop dancer. Learn about gourd carving from artists Jonah and Gregory Hill. And meet hundreds of carvers, weavers, potters, painters, jewelers and other artists demonstrating, displaying and selling their art. With puppet shows and craft activities for kids, this is a fun-filled, immersive weekend for the entire family.

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Southwest Environmental Camp 2019
Jun
24
to Jun 28

Southwest Environmental Camp 2019

  • 1 Circle Dr. Route 12 Tsaile, AZ, 86556 (map)
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This camp is a week long camp for youth only, from ages 10-17 that have an interest in environmental agriculture or science agriculture related. Also giving them a chance to see what outlets of science they are able to go into based on interest. This camp is free and all expenses paid for but is limited to 25 students.

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Root Camp: Drip Irrigation & Watering Well
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Root Camp: Drip Irrigation & Watering Well

Drip irrigation is a great way to keep the cost of watering down and make sure your trees and shrubs are getting the water they need to thrive! This class will teach you how to water well and set up a drip system.

This class is part of the Warner’s Root Camp series. A limited number of seats will be available to non-Root Camp members at a cost of $15. Please call to determine availability at 928-774-1983.

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3rd Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Festival
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

3rd Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Festival

The Coconino Master Gardeners Association has a great lineup of vendors who will be selling plants and garden-related items, including The Arboretum at Flagstaff, Bright Side Bookshop, Flagstaff EcoRanch, Forestdale Farm Stewards, Jay's Bird Barn Flagstaff, Julie MacDonald, NAU Clay Club, Olivia White Hospice Home, Peaks View 4H Club, Terroir Seeds LLC home of Underwood Gardens, Verde Valley School and Willow Moon Nursery. Runs with Scissors will be sharpening clippers, scissors, knives and other small items. We'll also have garden workshops, children's activities and a food truck on-site. We're currently recruiting vendors of plants and garden-related items. Please send us a message if you are interested in being a vendor!

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