Barrett Ebright

11th Class, 2004-2005 Field Placement:  Community Food Bank (Tucson, AZ) Barrett served as the Backyard Garden Fellow with the Community Food Security Center, where she provided backyard gardening support to Tucson community members who grow food to provide for their … Read more

Amanda Wagner

12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: Community Food Bank of Tucson (Tucson, AZ) In collaboration with the Community Food Security Center, local growers, and community groups, Amanda researched the feasibility of a subsidized CSA-share program for seniors living on a limited … Read more

Amber Herman

14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Community Food Bank (Tucson, AZ) Amber built partnerships with schools, farmers, state agencies, and non-profit organizations to identify opportunities for providing fresh, regionally grown fruits and vegetables to school cafeterias.  She coordinated a Farm to … Read more

Raquel Oriol

15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Tucson Community Food Bank (Tucson, AZ) Raquel developed a new curriculum for the food bank’s economic family literacy program. She led classroom discussions on healthy food choices, food advertising, local food systems, and sleuthing in local … Read more

Eric Hoffman

15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Community Food Bank (Tucson, AZ) Eric created promotional materials for the many programs and special projects of the Community Food Security Center, including home gardening education, the food bank farm, community food consignment, farmers markets, … Read more

The Economic Literacy Curriculum: A Facilitator’s Guide

The Economic Literacy Curriculum: A Facilitator’s Guide is a tool for community members and food bank staff for teaching family literacy classes and includes lesson outlines, sample lesson plans, materials, and other helpful resources to enhance learning experiences and empower … Read more

Growing a Healthy Food System in Southern Arizona

Growing a Healthy Food System in Southern Arizona is a collection of stories that documents the efforts of government and community organizations to increase food security, and demonstrates how sustainable food production can help increase access to healthy, local food.