Posts Tagged ‘Green Living’

Join us for the movie “Good Food”

January 20, 2012
  • Friday evening, January 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
  • Sedona Public Library Community Room – Admission is FREE.
  • Sponsored by the Verde Valley Sierra Club 
  • Co-sponsored by Gardens for Humanity, the Verde Food Council and Sustainable Arizona.

An intimate look at the farmers, ranchers, and businesses that are creating a more sustainable food system in the Pacific Northwest. After leaving the land for decades, family farmers are making a comeback. They are growing much healthier food, and more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. And most of this food is organic.

Following the film there will be a discussion of what we are doing in Sedona and the Verde Valley to promote an “Agricultural Renaissance.”

Click here to watch the trailer.


Imagine Sedona – 2020 and Beyond

June 20, 2011

Did you miss the May events?  Here’s your chance to provide your ideas and thoughts about the future of Sedona 2020 & Beyond using a unique and creative exercise that’s both fun and meaningful.

Please ask your friends and neighbors to participate on Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the West Sedona School Cafeteria/Multi-Purpose Room.  We would also appreciate your forwarding this message onto your organizational membership.

Download Imagine Sedona newsletter for more information

Free Community Food Preparation Courses from Seed to Plate

March 23, 2011

Free Spring Community Classes and a Food Handler’s Course sponsored by the Verde Food Council are schedule for Sedona from April to June.

Learn about sprouting, container gardening, preparing simple and healthful foods, and other useful skills for green living. By taking the Food Handlers Course at the Sedona Community Center one can earn a two-year certificate. These classes are a collaborative effort of the Sedona community, including volunteer teachers, local community organizations and businesses.

For more information download the flyers below:

Free Spring Community Classes

Food Handlers Course

Gardening and Nutrition Community Classes in Cottonwood: These classes are offered as part of Mayor Joens, and the City Council’s Let’s Move campaign. For more information download the document below:

Free Community Classes in Cottonwood

The “Idea Gardens” Tour was a Great Success!

September 19, 2010

Yesterday ‘s Idea Gardens Tour was so enjoyable! What a pleasure to spend a beautiful late summer day with people so enthusiastic about gardens! Touring as a group in the Sedona Trolley was a new way to experience Sedona and to get acquainted. Master Gardener on board, Bob Burke introduced many garden concepts and answered questions. Lunch at the Heartline Café was a beautiful vision for locavores!

This was our first garden tour and we are encouraged to have more in the future based on the feedback of the participants. We will be looking at different garden themes, different times of year and different gardens to showcase. If you have any suggestions we would welcome your input in this process.

Our goal is to educate and inspire people about creating beautiful and sustainable gardens.

An idea that we got from the “Idea Gardens” Tour was that gardeners appreciate practical gardening suggestions that one can apply to one’s garden. Therefore, we are starting a blog on our website in our “News” page for you to ask questions about gardening, and to get information. Anyone may ask or answer a question by submitting a comment. Here is a link to the blog: “Gardening Tips for Sedona, the Verde Valley and Flagstaff.”

Gardens for Humanity in the Red Rock News

March 24, 2010

Sedona Red Rock News recently published an article highlighting six gardens in Sedona and the Verde Valley initiated by Gardens for Humanity. Read the article by using the link below:


Gardens for Humanity featured March 6th on Huffington Post “Green” News

March 9, 2010

Award-winning natural foods and pressure cooking cookbook author Lorna Sass visited Arizona a couple weeks ago and has written several bog posts directly related to Gardens for Humanity. She learned about Gardens for Humanity from our website. We are so glad that board members Rose Marie Licher and Ruth Hartung were able to meet with her to talk about Gardens for Humanity. In addition to Lorna’s feature about Gardens for Humanity on Huffington Post GREEN pages she first featured GfH on her blog.

The below link to Lorna Sass at Large – Adventures in Lorna’s Kitchen and Beyond has our story with photos and videos featuring Rose Marie and Ruth:

GARDENS FOR HUMANITY posted: March 6, 2010

After visiting Sedona, Lorna went to Flagstaff and interviewed one of our 2009 visionaries, Lisa Rayner. Here is her feature with a very nice profile of Lisa including three videos and mention of Gardens for Humanity with a link to our web site.


Additionally, she wrote a feature on the edible schoolyard in Phoenix with which we have been associated in the past.

EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD, PHOENIX posted: March 2, 2010