Mayor Rothschild spoke directly to 25 students from John B. Wright school attending Farm Camp at Tucson Village Farm, emphasizing the importance of partnerships to ensure that Tucsonans have adequate food supplies and reliable water resources. This message was delivered as part of a ribbon-cutting event attended by more than 70 adults and children on October 6 at Tucson Village Farm.
The dedication was the result of a year-long collaboration between four University of Arizona Cooperative Extension programs that have been working, with the support of Tucson Water, to develop water resources signage and activities for farm visitors. Arizona Project WET developed and demoed a rainwater harvesting hands-on lesson for the students that is now a permanent component of farm field trips. Conserve2Enhance developed water drop conservation signage to highlight the innovative water conservation techniques featured at the farm, adding to the already-successful Pima County SmartScape Program and Xeriscape Demonstration Garden funded by Tucson Water.
Thanks to all who came out to celebrate this exciting partnership and a special thank you to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Ward 3 City Council Member Karen Uhlich, Tucson Water Director Alan Forrest, and Arizona Cooperative Extension System Director Jeff Silvertooth. View the flier for the ribbon-cutting event.