Extension Program Turns Small Connections into Big Results

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 From Nogales International, January 30

Mesquite Trees Aid Sustainable Farming at Montessori School

Rodolfo Martinez Morales, director of the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension in Santa Cruz County, is working alongside middle school students to plant a vegetable garden among existing mesquite trees at the Montessori school – taking advantage of the enriched soil to make way for a sustainable garden of tomatoes, peppers and squash in the small patch of desert land.

The project, which is being implemented at Montessori in Amado and Mexicayotl Academy in Nogales, is focused on promoting sustainable agriculture to help rebuild a healthy ecosystem in Southern Arizona.

AZ Meteorological Network Launches New Website

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The Arizona Meteorological Network has a new website with many familiar aspects of the legacy website rebuilt and reorganized. AZMet will continue to evolve the site with new features and tools. AZMet's network of automated weather stations allow viewers to see real-time temperatures, wind speeds, humidity, dew point, and evapotranspiration information from 43 sites across Arizona.  

If you have questions about the new website, please contact AZMet Program Manager Jeremy Weiss at jlweiss@arizona.edu.

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From This Is Tucson, March 29

Farmers market aims to provide lower-income residents with fresh produce

Set up every Wednesday in front of the Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road, Meredith Glaubach and the rest of The Garden Kitchen staff run a mobile farmers market, tackling food insecurity one head of lettuce at a time. The market is dubbed PLAZA, which stands for “promoting local AZ agriculture.”

Back in June, Glaubach joined The Garden Kitchen, a program that is part of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension which provides practical information and education to help improve people’s lives in urban and rural areas of Pima County. 

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