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Urban-farming supporters decry proposed Tucson code changes

Urban-farming supporters decry proposed Tucson code changes

Tucsonans weighed in once again on the city’s plans to update what’s allowed and what’s forbidden when it comes to planting gardens or raising chickens within city limits.

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The power of dust storms

The power of dust storms

A blast from the past, literally. This shot was taken on April 15, 1935 in Boise City, Oklahoma. At that point, the high plains area was better known as the Dust Bowl or Dirty Thirties. Severe drought coupled with proper farming methods for dry land allowed wind erosion to create the giant s…

October 30, 2013 8:42 pm
'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Rita Collins delightedly forages deep into a peach tree to pick as her husband, Chris, watches at Howard's Orchard. Some customers come in July to pick their own peaches and then return in October to select ripe apples.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Children collected fallen apples to feed the neighbors' horses at Howard's Orchard last week.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Jim Howard has worked the acreage at his orchard with his own hands since buying the property in 1978. He land his wife launched the pick-your-own produce farm in 1984.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

"This place is hard on you," says owner Jim Howard. "It's like having a baby. You can't go off and leave it." He does most of the farmwork himself. But last Wednesday he played some tunes for children visiting the Catalina orchard and farm.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

In 1984 James Howard started what he calls "a community project," selling produce to his friends and neighbors.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Lexi Woodyard, 6, examines a peach she’s just picked at Howard’s Orchard. Her mom, Shelly, in the background, grew up nearby and used to come to the orchard as a child.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Julia Vos, left, lunges for the perfect peach as Mary Jordan, right, studies one she has picked. The farm also sells tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, pears, pecans and walnuts by the pound.

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'Things just grow here' in Catalina

'Things just grow here' in Catalina

Robin and George Budy take a break to picnic before beginning to pick produce on their visit.

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This week on TV

This week on TV

"The Dust Bowl" airs tonight on PBS, with photos showing the devastation and contemporaries' firsthand accounts.

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Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Barbara C. Burkholder

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Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Ariz. ag pioneer Burkholder dies at 98

Barbara Burkholder, an agricultural pioneer, accountant, world traveler and mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Wednesday in Green Valley following a brief illness. She was 98.

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When it comes to herding sheep, Tess is top dog

When it comes to herding sheep, Tess is top dog

HOMEDALE, Idaho — The two-word command is barely audible.

October 31, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Fundraiser to benefit '45-mph couch potatoes'

Fall has arrived in the Old Pueblo, and what it lacks in colorful leaves it makes up for in fine weather.

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Construyen estudiantes sus altares

Construyen estudiantes sus altares

A Christy Klyver le ha interesado la tradición del Día de los Muertos desde hace años, y hasta hizo su maestría sobre el tema.

October 30, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Construyen estudiantes sus altares

Construyen estudiantes sus altares

 

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