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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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Flagstaff Community Seed Swap
Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

Flagstaff Community Seed Swap

  • Coconino County Cooperative Extension (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Flagstaff Foodlink, Coconino County Cooperative Extension, Flagstaff Sustainability Program, and the Grow Flagstaff Seed Library at the Coconino County Cooperative Extension office for a community seed swap.

Seeds are a great way to share our local food heritage.

How to participate:
- Bring seeds if you have them (veggies, herbs, flowers, Arizona natives)
- Provide information on seed variety, year collected, location grown, tips from your personal experience.
- Bring envelopes in which to package seeds to take home and a pen to label your seeds.

New to gardening? No seeds to exchange? No problem. Everyone will leave with new seeds in their pocket.

After swapping seeds at the seed exchange, you can visit and signup for the Grow Flagstaff Seed Library located at the extension office.

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Flagstaff Foodlink Access Committee Meeting
Mar
15
2:00 PM14:00

Flagstaff Foodlink Access Committee Meeting

Committee Mission: We are committed to creating greater access to local food by focusing on making healthy produce affordable for all Flagstaff residents. Increased access to healthy food is important for the many thousands of Arizonans who experience food insecurity, and those who live in food deserts across the state.

Join us for our Access Committee meeting

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Good Karma Tuesday + Eat Local Tuesday
Mar
12
11:00 AM11:00

Good Karma Tuesday + Eat Local Tuesday

“Good Karma Tuesday” benefits Flagstaff Foodlink

On Tuesday, March 12th, Karma Sushi Bar Grill will team up with Flagstaff Foodlink to offer Good Karma Tuesday and Eat Local Tuesday. Ten percent of all sales will be donated and will contribute to making hyper-local food more abundant by providing funds to area growers to expand and enhance their food growing operations. A special menu item will be created for this event by using locally sourced ingredient(s)!

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Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration-Chino Valley
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration-Chino Valley


Its fruit tree pruning season and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County is offering two free deciduous fruit tree pruning demonstrations conducted by Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau. Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees. Pruning demonstrations will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed.

Two pruning demonstrations are scheduled. The event will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 10 AM at the McLandress Orchard, 850 S. Maricopa St, Chino Valley. It is not necessary to register – just come and learn!

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Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance 2nd Mountain West Seed Summit
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance 2nd Mountain West Seed Summit

  • Institute of American Indian Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mountain West Seed Summit: “Reunion of the Radicles”
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
February 22–23, 2019

Following up on a successful inaugural event in 2017, this gathering will once again highlight the local seed movement taking root in the Mountain West. It will feature dozens of presentations and workshops from regional and national speakers on topics ranging from seed sovereignty and regenerative farming to indigenous rights and eco-spirituality. Participants will gain inspiration, knowledge, and connections with others to advance their local seed efforts.

The theme “Reunion of the Radicles” focuses on the radical aspects of the seed movement that challenge the dominant agricultural paradigm to create more just, abundant, and ecologically healing seed and food systems. A diverse lineup of presenters scheduled to speak features voices at the intersection of the seed movement with critical race, gender, and indigenous perspectives.

The Mountain West Seed Summit is the only seed-related conference that is grounded in such a diverse, accessible approach connecting seeds and food to community, culture, and spirit. Join other regional seed stewards for this unique and empowering gathering created with the intention of advancing seed sovereignty in the Mountain West and beyond!

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Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration-Camp Verde
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration-Camp Verde

Its fruit tree pruning season and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yavapai County is offering two free deciduous fruit tree pruning demonstrations conducted by Extension Agent, Jeff Schalau. Come and learn why, when, and how to prune your backyard fruit trees. Pruning demonstrations will cover apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and more. Fertilization, irrigation and fruit thinning will also be discussed.

Two pruning demonstrations are scheduled. The first will be held on Saturday February 16, 2019, at 10 AM at the Marmaduke Orchard, 3435 S Silver Rd, Camp Verde. It is not necessary to register – just come and learn!

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Beginning Vegetable Gardener Free Class Series
Feb
7
to Apr 18

Beginning Vegetable Gardener Free Class Series

  • Coconino County Cooperative Extension (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension will be starting a Beginning Vegetable Gardener free class series the First and Third Thursdays of February-April at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. If you are interested in starting a vegetable garden, don’t miss this opportunity! The class will have speakers from across the community to discuss the basics of vegetable gardening in Flagstaff.
Topics will include:
2.7.19 Planning Your Garden- Location & Layout; Raised Bed Construction
2.21.19 Variety Selection & Seed Starts
3.7.19 Soil & Amendments- Soil Texture; Soil Testing (pH & fertilizers); Compost
3.21.19 Season Extenders & Microclimates
4.4.19 Pests & Diseases
4.18.19 Various Veggies- Cool Season & Warm Season
*4.28.19 Tour & Volunteer Day @ Forestdale Farm
*Note: Tour & Volunteer day will be located at Forestdale Farm
455 S. Beech Dr, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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The Flagstaff Fruit Tree Project
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

The Flagstaff Fruit Tree Project

  • 191 North Thorpe Road Flagstaff, AZ, 86001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Who is ready for an end-of-season harvest? Flagstaff Foodlink is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Flagstaff Fruit Tree Project community gleaning event! The event will be taking place on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Thorpe Park, from 2 PM - 4 PM. We will be checking-in volunteers between 2:00 PM and 2:15 PM.

Please meet us at Thorpe Park with your buckets, baskets, bins, and bags ready to collect the fruit. We will provide fruit pickers, fruit bibs, and a good time! 

The forecast for Friday is a high of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It is supposed to be a beautiful sunny day- fingers crossed! We encourage everyone to bundle up and wear closed toe shoes for the event. We will be doing lots of walking!

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Eat Local Tuesday - HANGRY at Dark Sky Brewing Company
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Eat Local Tuesday - HANGRY at Dark Sky Brewing Company

  • 117 N Beaver St. Flagstaff, Az, 86001 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are our ending our Eat Local Tuesday series with a bang! October 9th, 2018 Eat Local Tuesday will be at HANGRY at Dark Sky Brewing Company! HANGRY will be using local produce to create special dishes, as a celebration of local food.

Sales from Eat Local Tuesdays support Flagstaff Foodlink's Grower Grant program. The Grower Grants make hyper local food more abundant by providing funds to area growers to expand their food growing operations. 

We are very excited to be ending such a fun series at such a fun place. We hope to see you all there to eat, drink, and celebrate! 

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Tour de Coop
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Tour de Coop

Join us for the 2nd annual Tour de Coop! A family-friendly, self-guided bicycle and driving tour of Flagstaff's finest chicken coops. Learn the basics of raising chickens in your backyard. Event kick-off at the Market of Dreams on 4th Street: music, food, apple-pressing and more! Free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 enters you into a raffle to win fun chicken and bike-themed prizes. Prize awarded to the cyclist in best costume! Questions? Email flagstafffoodlink@gmail.com.

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Best Made Flagstaff
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Best Made Flagstaff

Moonrise Standard is excited to announce their first Flagstaff collaboration with good friends and great farmers, Josh and Maddy Chance of Roots Micro Farm. They’ll be setting the table right down the center of the farm and serving a meal crafted entirely from small farms of northern Arizona - paired alongside locally crafted beer and wine. 

50% of the proceeds will go towards Flagstaff Foodlink - an organization building healthy food systems and supporting local farmers - those hard working sons-of-guns bringing the freshest garden market crops to the people and their soul-bellies.

Only 36 seats available.

Menu released one week prior to dinner.

Tickets are non-refundable, they are transferable.

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Mushroom Field Trip & Tasting
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Mushroom Field Trip & Tasting

Mushroom Field Trip
SAT, AUGUST 18th, 2018 | 9am-1pm

The Mushroom Identification Field Trip, coordinated in partnership with the Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., offers a morning of learning, hiking, and mushroom discovery led by local experts.

Tickets are available through the AMS website: https://www.arizonamushroomsociety.org/event-2928828

The location of the field trip will be released directly to those who are signed up, via email, before the event.

$15 Arb Member | $20 General Public | $10 AMS Members

Mushroom Tasting - at The Arboretum at Flagstaff
SUN, AUGUST 19th | 2pm-6pm

The tasting, held outdoors in The Arboretum gardens, includes mushroom appetizers provided by Moonrise Standard, wine pairings, live music, an indoor lecture, cooking demonstrations, and additional learning opportunities. Join us for this unique and educational Flagstaff community event!

$45 General Public | $40 Arboretum Members

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Advanced Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

Advanced Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

  • 4000 North Cummings Street Flagstaff, AZ, 86004 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE THE UPDATED DATE! Join the Arizona Mushroom Growers Association for their newest workshop! Substrates to Sales: Advanced Mushroom Cultivation builds upon their previous workshop and will help established growers optimize their production. Find more information at their website at http://www.azmushroomgrowers.org/.

Space is limited to thirty so register now! You can do so here:

bit.ly/2pqwrKz

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Flag Wool and Fiber Festival
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

Welcome! We'd love to have you join us for the
2018 Flag Wool and Fiber Festival
June 2-3, 9 am to 4 pm
at the Pioneer Museum on Fort Valley Rd

We offer FREE Family fun with something for everyone.

Alpacas, sheep and yak, oh my! Meet some of the fiber animals that Northern Arizona has to offer, shop from fabulous vendors from near and far, and learn about heritage crafts like blacksmithing and candle making.

Beer, wine and a delicious selection of food can all be enjoyed
while learning something new from our special guest speakers.

Want to learn even more? Take one of our curated workshops!

Interested in selling your wares? Click here!
Food vendors welcome to apply as well.

Want to join us and volunteer to help? Click here! We'd love to meet you.
All volunteers receive a free shirt and lunch the day they help out.

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The Arboretum's Spring Plant Sale
May
27
9:00 AM09:00

The Arboretum's Spring Plant Sale

Spring is here and we know you can't wait to get in your gardens! The first plant sale of the year includes hundreds of native plants (grown by us) for purchase, live music, food for sale, garden tours and the beautiful Flagstaff spring weather. ENTRY IS FREE TO ALL! Members preview 9am-11am | General public 11am-4pm.

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Foodlink Economic Development Committee
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Foodlink Economic Development Committee

The Flagstaff Foodlink Economic Development Committee meets monthly to support Foodlink's efforts to grow the economic strength of our local food system through creating new connections between eaters, growers, and restauranteurs. Efforts include hosting Eat Local Tuesdays, sponsoring the Backyard Growers booth at the Flagstaff Community Market, and more. Interested in learning more about the Committee, email flagstafffoodlink@gmail.com. 

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Basics of the Barrel: Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Basics of the Barrel: Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

  • Coconino Cooperative Extension Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A rain barrel is a low-cost and simple way to begin harvesting rainwater and snowmelt.  Setting up your rain barrel correctly will allow you to have a functional method of collecting the water that falls freely from the sky.  This workshop will cover calculating rainwater volume, gutter and downspout installation, rain barrel retrofitting, and much more.  The City of Flagstaff Water Conservation Program will be on hand to deliver a limited number of free barrels to City of Flagstaff residents.   Workshop is free, but RSVP is required: 928-773-6102 or brianmoody@email.arizona.edu

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Foodlink Access Committee
May
22
3:00 PM15:00

Foodlink Access Committee

The Flagstaff Foodlink Access Committee meets monthly to support efforts to increase equitable access to locally-grown fruits and vegetables. The Committee is currently focused on increasing participation in Double Up Food Bucks. Interested in learning more about the Committee? Email flagstafffoodlink@gmail.com.  Drop-ins are welcome.

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