Agroecology from A to Z

Adventures in Agroecology and Food Systems

Tierra Y Libertad Organization (TYLO), Tucson, AZ

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During the 2012 Border Food Summit, I got to take an urban agriculture tour of Tucson where we visited the Tierra Y Libertad Organization and learned about their urban agriculture center and neighborhood projects. At the time, they were just starting up a tilapia aquaculture project.

From their Facebook page:

“Since 2001 TYLO has focused on building multiple examples of positive social change and community transformation in the barrios where we live. Work of the organization is carried out through a multi-tier model of grassroots community organizing and popular education that consists of four key programs: Barrio Sustainability Project, TYLO Freedom School, MAIZ, and the Migrant Rights Organizing Campaign!”

Recent projects include campaigns against liquor licenses (There are currently 41 permits in a 1 mile radius) and the creation of a Barrio Food Processing Center. I look forward to finding ways that Prescott College students can collaborate with TYLO in the future.

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Mural from the alley behind TYLO

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Mural from the alley behind TYLO

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Mural from the alley behind TYLO

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TYLO collaborates on this nearby garden at a church

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TYLO collaborates on this nearby garden at a church

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