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4-H leaders, teens embark on Grand Canyon hike of a lifetime

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  • By Amanda Martinez For the Arizona Daily Star

Entertainment and popcorn picking will be included in the festival activities.

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

Wild blooms are beautiful, but the cultivated flowers of spring and early summer make a colorful splash of their own in the Tucson area.

Youth in Arizona 4-H and UnitedHealthcare will partner today in healthy cooking demonstrations, gardening tips and fitness exercise at the Tu…

  • PHOTOS BY BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Thomas Plasse, of service group AmeriCorps, discusses the Tucson Village Farm garden with students from Miles Exploratory Learning Center. The…

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Jashawn Terrell-Purvis, a kindergarten student at Fruchthendler Elementary School, turns the wheel of a mill, an educational tool that demonst…

  • PHOTOS BY BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Thomas Plasse prepares a salad for students from Miles Exploratory Learning Center. The students helped pick the lettuce and Plasse is showing…

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Ving Marblestone-Perez, center, from Miles Exploratory Learning Center, tastes a salad with the lettuce that she and other students helped pic…

  • Gabrielle Fimbres For The Arizona Daily Star

Aeron Illige, 7, and his sister, Annaka Illige, 4, are old hats when it comes to helping out in the kitchen.

  • PHOTOS BY RON MEDVESCEK / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Nothing like the real thing: Ten-month-old Dagda Rhodes is captivated by a carrot - a fresh carrot. It did not come in a can or a bag. It is n…

  • Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star

Alley Burgess, 7, talks with farm staffer Leza Carter during Family Fun on the Farm Fridays last week. Picking vegetables and working the gard…

  • Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star

Jai Bowditch, 1, gets some help from dad, Bruce Bowditch, as they milk Gertie, the mechanical milking cow, during the Friday event.

  • Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star

Luna Powell and James Ianni make a stir-fry of fresh chard, broccoli, onion, cabbage and zucchini at the Tucson Village Farm event.

  • Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star

Greta Hollar, left, Isabelle Weisman and Nadine Van Haren, all 8 years old, lend their faces to giant caricatures of fruits and veggies during…

  • Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star

A fresh produce market offers just-off-the-vine and just-picked vegetables and fruits.

  • Ron Medvescek Arizona Daily Star

If you didn't have grandparents with a farm, you still have a chance to capture some of the magic.

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Dartmouth College student Anna Morenz shows Jensen Peyton, 8, how to plant popcorn as part of The Big Green Bus program at Tucson Village Farm…

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The former Greyhound bus runs on old vegetable oil and has solar panels. The fridge uses just 40 watts of electricity.

  • Cecelia Marshall For The Arizona Daily Star

When The Big Green Bus pulled into Tucson Village Farm bright and early Friday morning, kids and parents were ready to get their hands dirty l…