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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The Arboretum at Flagstaff Spring Plant Sale
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

The Arboretum at Flagstaff Spring Plant Sale

SPRING PLANT SALE: MAY 27th, 2018

MEMBER PREVIEW 9am-11am | GENERAL PUBLIC 11am-4pm

FREE ADMISSION INTO THE ARB!

Live music, kids activities, Lumberyard beer for sale, food for sale from Wils Grill, FREE Disc Golfing for kids 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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Early Season Seedling Swap and Sale
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Early Season Seedling Swap and Sale

  • Colton Community Garden, Museum of Northern Arizona (map)
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Calling all Gardening Ninjas! Get a head start on the growing season with Flagstaff's first early season Seedling Swap and Sale at MNA. Bring your extra seed starts to swap or load up on hardy starts grown by Flagstaff farmers.

FREE workshop offered 10am-1pm on self-wicking bed construction.

This event will take place at the Colton Community Garden at MNA. To get there from downtown Flagstaff: take 180 North towards MNA. Turn right on Winding Brooke Lane. Park at the "T" in front of Newberry Cabin. Garden just behind and to your left.

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2019 Arizona Food & Farm Forum
Apr
30
to May 1

2019 Arizona Food & Farm Forum

The Arizona Food & Farm Forum is a 2-day conference for producers, food entrepreneurs, and local food advocates, programmed to change the way our desert state feeds itself. The event features networking sessions, instructional workshops, and the opportunity to grow your local food community.

Speakers, agenda, and additional information will be posted on a rolling basis at localfirstazfoundation.org/azfoodforum

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Gary Paul Nabhan - 2019 Olajos-Goslow Lecture
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Gary Paul Nabhan - 2019 Olajos-Goslow Lecture

The Landscape Conservation Initiative and Sustainable Communities Program are bringing acclaimed author and ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan to Flagstaff for a lecture on Wednesday, April 17.

Gary's talk, "Food from the Radical Center: Rediversifying our Food Systems in the Face of Climate Change," will look at how a number of community-level food restoration projects in the U.S. are conserving native plants, promoting better eating habits and public health, and helping to unite communities at a time of great challenge and division.

Gary is the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona, the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, the former director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at NAU, and a widely published author and conservationist.

The talk takes place at 7 PM in the High Country Conference Center. It's free, and free vouchers will also be provided for the adjacent parking garage.

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AZNPS Talk: Dr. Sara Souther
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

AZNPS Talk: Dr. Sara Souther

  • Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church (map)
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Conservation of plants traditionally used by Arizonan tribes

Learn how to help the Forest Service identify culturally important plants used by Arizonan Tribes on the Four Forest Restoration Project area! Sara Souther, an Assistant Research Professor in the Landscape Conservation Institute at Northern Arizona University, will introduce the Tribal Nations Botanical Research Collaborative and detail ways that botany enthusiasts can support this important project. She will also introduce her research on the conservation of native plants, which focuses on incorporating climate change preparedness into current management and restoration strategies.

Arizona Native Plant Society talks are free and open to the public. To join as a member, go to http://www.aznps.com/membership.php


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