Upcoming Events

November 1, 2014

Waterharvesting & Native Tree Workshop with Brad Lancaster

Do you want to grow native trees in your yard without turning on the hose? Desert Harvesters’ Brad Lancaster will show you how to harvest rainwater, air-conditioning condensate, and stormwater to irrigate native perennial food plants. Learn how to use simple water levels (called bunyips) in your yard or neighborhood and make earthworks—landscaping features that direct and capture the flow of water—for water harvesting. You’ll also learn where to place trees to maximize summer shade and winter sun. After you’re done learning, you’ll get to put your newly acquired knowledge to work installing earthworks and planting trees in the Conspiracy Gardens.

Bring pointed shovels and hard rakes, along with hats and work clothes.

Registration is required as space is limited This workshop is full and registration is full!

Start: November 1, 2014 8:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Food Conspiracy Co-op
Phone: 5206244821
412 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85705, United States
Cost: Free

Menu- Nov 1

Herb & Balsamic Roasted Chicken, Baked Tofu with Seasonal Vegetables (vegetarian); Sides:  Wild Rice Pilaf & Mashed Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs

Start: November 1, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 7:00 pm

November 2, 2014

Menu- Nov 2

Grilled Polenta with Sautéed Vegetables (vegetarian), Grilled Sausage with Sautéed Vegetables; Side: Herby Smashed Potatoes

Start: November 2, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 2, 2014 7:00 pm

November 3, 2014

Menu- Nov 3

Kung Pow Chicken, Seitan Stir Fry; Sides: Steamed Brown Rice & Vegetable Lo Mein

Start: November 3, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 3, 2014 7:00 pm

November 4, 2014

Menu- Nov 4

Eggplant Parmesan (Vegetarian & Vegan options); Sides:  Spinach & Walnut Risotto & Seasonal Vegetables

Start: November 4, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 4, 2014 7:00 pm

November 15, 2014

Fermenting Food & Drink at Home: Fermenting Vegetables with Dan Dorsey

In this first of a series of three demos and tastings we will demonstrate how to prepare and ferment sauerkraut and root kimchi, both with live active cultures that have many health benefits. We’ll discuss how to make these in your own home with utensils you probably already have around the house and without the need to purchase any ‘starter’ cultures. In this class sauerkraut and a root kimchi will be served. Besides being delicious to eat, come find out why kimchi and sauerkraut were declared among the ten healthiest foods by Health magazine in 2005.  Class will be limited to 18 participants. Bring a small plate or bowl and a fork.


Start: November 15, 2014 3:00 am
End: November 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: The Hoff Building
Phone: 5206244821
425 E. Seventh St. , Tucson, AZ, 85705, United States
Cost: $8

November 20, 2014

Savory Raw & Vegan: Holiday Classics with Sarah Hart

Learn to make rich delicious dinner entrees and sides for the holidays. Participants prepare and enjoy a selection of savory stuffed mushrooms, savory living soups, and autumn flavors of the desert. All gluten-free and diabetic friendly options. Bring small cutting board, medium mixing bowl, spatula or mixing spoon, dinner plate and eating utensils. Class limited to 14 participants.

Gluten Free, Diabetic-Friendly, Vegan, RAW.  This class includes a full meal and is hands-on


Appetizer: Pumpkin seed Cheeze: assortment pimento, cheddar, crushed pepper log

Soup: Creamy apple & fennel with sweet almond, cilantro and pepitas

Salad: Peppered Squash and Kale Salad massaged kale, candied pecans, spiralized winter squash
Main: Savory Stuffed Mushrooms with zucchini, sweet onion, herbs, local olive oil
Sweet:  Mesquite and Mexican Chocolate Tonic
Start: November 20, 2014 4:00 pm
End: November 20, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: The Hoff Building
Phone: 5206244821
425 E. Seventh St. , Tucson, AZ, 85705, United States
Cost: $27

November 22, 2014

The Good, the Bad and the Soy with Rob Oser

Separating the facts from the myths of soy products. We’ll examine the health benefits, precautions and use of cultured and fermented soy, such as tempeh, tofu, miso and tamari. Participants will taste miso soup with tofu, TLT sandwich (tempeh, lettuce & tomato), tempeh reuben, and tofu salad. Limited to 20 participants. Bring something to take notes with.

Start: November 22, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 22, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: The Hoff Building
Phone: 5206244821
425 E. Seventh St. , Tucson, AZ, 85705, United States
Cost: $15
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