Other Tucson Events

For those of you that are visiting Tucson for this Conference, there are several events and workshops happening in the days just before and after the Conference that we encourage you to enjoy.  (And for much more of Tucson’s rich and exciting attractions, adventures, arts, entertainment, heritage and culture, and (of course!) food, check out https://www.visittucson.org/things-to-do/)

Special Events…

 All Souls Procession  November 6, 2016 from 4-10pm.

The All Souls Procession is perhaps one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today. Each year, over 150,000 participants congregate on the streets of downtown Tucson for a two-mile long human-powered procession to remember – through art, movement, performance, and celebration – the lives of those who have passed.

The Institute for LGBT Studies Fall Symposium November 3-5, 2016

Professor Luz Calvo, co-author of Decolonize Your Diet, will offer talks and cooking demonstrations focused on the healing powers of ancestral foods.  (Note: there are opportunities for involvement here that do not overlap with the Food and Water Conference).

Small Scale Arizona Food Producer's Forum November 15 - November 16, 2016

Presented by Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture in partnership with Good Food Finder AZ and Local First Arizona Foundation, this year’s event will highlight Sonoran Desert crops and their use in local cuisine. 2.5 hours from Tucson at the Sonoran Desert Conference Center in Ajo, Arizona.

Pressing the Reset Button for U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations November 9, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Establishing Cooperation Beyond Oil and the Military into Agriculture, Food, Education and Society with panelists Dr. Leila Hudson, Dr. H. Brinton Milward, Dr. Turki Faisal Al Rasheed, Dr. Joel Cuello, and moderator Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons.

…and some Perennial Favorites:

Farmer’s Markets: There are multiple markets every day of the week throughout Tucson and surrounding areas, including every Wednesday on the University of Arizona main mall.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona: The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona distributes over 63,000 meals a day to members of our community with the support of over 300 local nonprofit agencies, and assists over 225,000 people annual through programs and services. Check out the free Garden Workshops offered throughout the Fall.