Snapshot from the Field: Las Milpitas Farm in Tucson Arizona

Shown in the photo above are some of the 40 individual family plots cultivated in Las Milpitas Farm in Tucson Arizona. On its inauguration celebration in January, which included press and remarks from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s CEO Bill Carnegie, one of the gardeners spoke to the assembled crowd and proudly reported that because of the vegetables she was able to grow on her plot at this urban farm, she was no longer dependent on the food box she regularly picked up at the Food Bank.

Lorrie Clevenger