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The Hoff Building

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425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
5206244821

The Hoff Building houses the Food Conspiracy Co-op’s admin offices, commercial kitchen and community room. It is located behind the co-op. There is parking in front of the building and behind.

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February 2017
FREE

Yoga at the Co-op

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - May 9 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 28, 2017

The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Come join Doctress Neutopia for a free weekly yoga session.  We will engage in Kripalu Yoga, a yoga of compassion.  Experimenting with visualizations for ecological awareness, chakra cleansing techniques (subtle energy centers of the body), we will come to a place of inner sanctuary during our meditations.   Moving with conscious breath, our poses range from gentle to moderate levels.   Yoga, union of with the divine, provides us with a vehicle to make this evolutionary shift possible.  Neutopia studied Kripalu…

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March 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series: You are Here Sonoran Desert 101 with Jill Lorenzini

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Interactive exercises about where we are and where we come from using maps, info, and stories to build place-based awareness.  We’ll explore from macro to micro, from global to regional to local, from the Southwest to the Sonoran Desert, and to the Uplands AZ subdivision of the Sonoran Desert we experience here in Tucson. This is one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet! Welcome to the desert and the amazing plant life here! Sample prickly pear lemonade.  

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April 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series: You are Here Sonoran Uplands and Arizona Subdivison, Native Foods Palatte with Jill Lorenzini

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Use the Sonoran Desert Foods Calendar, Wild Foods Calendar, and Native Seeds SEARCH 5-seasons calendar wheel to understand seasonal cycles and to see the wealth of delicious native perennial plant foods available throughout the year. These nutritious foods will be discussed in detail in subsequent classes, along with the many other benefits they provide. Get familiar with the dynamics of winter and summer monsoon seasons, meet Sky Island mountain ranges, river and riparian areas, explore long-term climate change and ongoing…

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May 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series: Beautiful Beneficial Bean Trees with Jill Lorenzini

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Meet the native mesquite, ironwood, and palo verde trees that anchor the Uplands AZ plant palette. These trees act as nurse plants for other desert flora, and create rich environments under their canopies where both plants and animals survive and thrive. Desert legume trees provide bountiful harvests of protein-packed beans and tasty pods year after year. The “Be Like a Bean Tree” poster encapsulates many of their attributes. Taste mesquite flour and pods, and shell and taste green palo verde…

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June 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series: Cool Cacti with Jill Lorenzini

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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The Sonoran Desert is dominated by a large variety of cacti: cholla, prickly pear, barrel, saguaro, and pincushion cacti all have unique shapes, features and foods. All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Learn about amazing areoles, found only on cactus, dreaded glochids, mucopolysaccharide slime, cactus fruit and pad nutrition and benefits, harvest seasons, identification, best harvest tools and practices, traditional and contemporary use. Sample saguaro fruit and pickled cholla buds.  

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July 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series:Berries, Seeds, Greens, Herbs & Flowers with Jill Lorenzini

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Less well-known than the bean trees and cactus foods, berries, greens, herbs, and flowers add unique flavors, textures, and health benefits to your diet. Wolfberry, hackberry, and canyon hackberry offer sweet and bittersweet treats. Summer and winter greens and herbs (mustard, LQ, chickweed, malva, peppergrass, verdolagas, amaranth, aloysia, etc), and seasonal flowers (desert willow, chuparosa, palo verde, ironwood, ocotillo, etc) provide pungent and colorful additions to foods, and seeds (chia, amaranth, panic grass, plantago, etc) add crunchy protein and visual…

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September 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series: Resources for Regeneration with Jill Lorenzini

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Recommended reading, books to look at, local and regional partner organizations, sharing, ideas, brainstorming, Desert Dreams DVD. Sample mesquite chocolate chili sauce with fruit.  

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October 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series: How to Localize Your Foods with Jill Lorenzini

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Use the Sonoran Desert Foods Calendar, Wild Foods Calendar, and Native Seeds SEARCH 5-seasons calendar wheel to understand seasonal cycles and to see the wealth of delicious native perennial plant foods available throughout the year. These nutritious foods will be discussed in detail in subsequent classes, along with the many other benefits they provide. Get familiar with the dynamics of winter and summer monsoon seasons, meet Sky Island mountain ranges, river and riparian areas, explore long-term climate change and ongoing drought cycles. Sample desert flowers iced tea.
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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We have many choices when it comes to feeding ourselves--for now. Inventory these choices and understand the benefits, embodied energy, and consequences of your food choices. Native perennial wild foods, traditional native cultivated crops, heritage foods, locally grown crops, regional foods, local seeds and plant starts, local soil amendments, etc. Explore the richness of edges and adjacencies: Sky Islands, Sonora MX, Baja, CO River Plateau and other SD subdivisions, Mojave Desert, Chihuahuan Desert, Gulf of CA

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November 2017
$10

Sonoran Desert Series: Using Sonoran Desert Foods with Jill Lorenzini

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Sonoran Desert foods, like the place they grow and thrive, are potent, pungent, and unique. Usually a little goes a long way. In this class we will review Uplands AZ native foods pallette, guidelines, seasonality, harvesting ethics, and best storage practices. Then we will prepare and sample a feast of desert foods! Series wrap-up, Qs, evaluations and feedback, sharing, etc.

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