Black Friday Deal: Free Mug!

On Friday, Nov. 26, buy a 8-ounce or 12-ounce soup from the Fourth Avenue Deli and get a free Food Conspiracy Mug, while supplies last.

In-Store Demo Day

Saturday, Nov. 6.

Visit the store between 4-6 p.m. and sample a variety of yummy crackers and cheese!

Third Annual Chicken Coop Tour

Saturday, Dec. 4. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Curious about what it would be like to raise chickens in the city? Food Conspiracy is hosting a self-guided tour of backyard chicken coops around Tucson. See a wide variety of creative coop styles and sizes, talk to backyard chicken keepers, learn about raising chicks, and also see other backyard sustainability practices like cisterns, desert gardens, rainwater harvesting basins, solar ovens and more. All money raised from ticket sales will be donated to the Watershed Management Group’s Co-op to offer subsidies for installing backyard chicken coops. Tickets are $5 and are available at Food Conspiracy. Contact Coley Ward for more information at: (520) 624-4821 or email: marketing@foodconspiracy.org.

Taste Film, Talk Food: A film+food event

Taste Film, Talk Food

When: 2 p.m. Nov. 14

Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., and 47 Scott, 47 Scott St.

Tickets: $15. You can buy tickets at the Food Conspiracy Co-op, 412 N. Fourth Ave., and at The Screening Room.

More online: www.azmac.org/scroom/index.html, 47scott.com

Movies, cocktails and more

Prepare for an evening of fine art and good food. The fun kicks off at The Screening Room, with two great documentaries:

  • What’s Organic About Organic? delves into the debates that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market.  As the film moves from farm fields to government meetings to industry trade shows, we see the hidden costs of conventional agriculture.  We also see how our health, the health of our planet, and the agricultural needs of our society are all intimately connected.  The film compels us to look forward, towards a new vision for our culture and encourages us to ask, “How can we eat with an ecological consciousness?” Learn more at whatsorganicmovie.com
  • Food Fight is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century. The movie documents how the California food movement, led by Berkley restaurateur Alice Waters, has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness. Learn more at foodfightthedoc.com

Following the screenings, we’ll make our way to downtown’s newest and coolest restaurant, 47 Scott, where we’ll enjoy drinks and appetizers and talk about food and farming. Your ticket entitles you to one glass of beer or wine at the reception.

This food and film event is sponsored by Food Conspiracy Co-op, Slow Food Tucson, the Screening Room and 47 Scott.

Tucson Green Infrastructure Tour with Watershed Management Group

Saturday, October 16
8am-12:30pm

Tucson is emerging as a regional and national leader in the implementation of green infrastructure strategies.  Green infrastructure uses natural processes to provide environmental services.  Many local examples use small basins to capture, clean, and infiltrate stormwater from streets and parking lots, while providing passive irrigation to gardens of native plants.

Join Watershed Management Group’s Green Streets-Green Neighborhoods Program Manager James MacAdam on a tour of some of Tucson’s finest applications of green infrastructure, including business parking lots that demonstrate Tucson’s new Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance; residential neighborhoods that have been extensively retrofitted with street-side rain gardens; University sites that capture and utilize rainfall from rooftops and parking lots as well as waste water from AC units and water fountains; and green infrastructure in Tucson’s downtown redevelopment projects.

The cost of the tour is $20 per person, and includes van transportation as well as light breakfast and snack foods.  The tour is limited to 14 participants, and registration is required.  To register, contact James MacAdam at 520-396-3266, james@watershedmg.org.  For more information, visit watershedmg.org.

October Membership Drive

October is Co-op Month and we’re having a membership drive!
If we reach our goal of 75 new members during the month of October, we will donate $500 to the Co-op Community Fund. (Members vote during next year’s Board election to determine which non-profits receive the funds.) Plus, receive a free Co-op tote bag made from organic cotton. And, if you invest the full amount up-front, we’ll wave the $10 admin fee.

Refer-a-Friend
Already a member? Spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors! If someone you know signs up for a membership during October and fills in your name on a special in-store coupon, you’ll receive a $5 Co-op gift card as a thank you.

Watershed Management Group’s Fall Water Harvesting Certification Course

Watershed Management Group (WMG) is accepting applications for its WMG Water Harvesting Certification course to be held November 12 – 21, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona. Applications are accepted until October 11, with priority given to the earliest applicants.

The WMG Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation. WMG’s goal is to transfer water harvesting knowledge to those who will utilize them in their professions and teach these practices to others. Their program provides the highest quality and greatest depth of training in integrative water harvesting offered in the nation.

More information is available on the Watershed Management Group website, including a detailed program description, registration information, requirements, qualifications and certification information.

Local Food Workshop & Tours

Interested in learning more about local foods and visiting area growers? Local Food Concepts presents the Fall 2010 Local Food Workshop & Tours. Come and spend the afternoon!  The experience starts with the Local Foods Workshop for an hour of local food inspiration and learning, followed with a presentation by the Tour Host. After a snack, the Hosts will take you on a walking tour of their growing operations. Add in a light, local food supper with a chance for more questions and local food networking. That’s your afternoon under the bright blue skies of the Arizona autumn.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  SPACE IS LIMITED.
For Tour Fees and information, email LocalFoodConcepts@comcast.net or call 520.395.0663

Saturday, September 18: Walking J Farm (Double Check Ranch South), Amado
Sunday, October 3: Sunizona Family Farms, Willcox
Saturday, October 16: San Xavier Co-op Farm, Tucson
Saturday, October 30: Chiva Risa Goat Ranch, Hereford
Saturday, November 13: Sleeping Frog Farms, Cascabel

Please note that these are not Co-op events.

LFC Workshop Tour Flyer