Partner News

TMF fundraiser flyerTiger Mountain Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on April 4 from 5 to 7:30 pm and all are invited. Proceeds will go toward the nonprofit’s Garden of Tomorrow buildout and a “Best Practice” community garden prototype. The event will feature performance, visual art, a tour of the garden, and a celebration of TMF’s unique community building brand now entering its 13th year. 

Learn more at tmf_annual_fundraiser_flyer.pdf

IRM cleanup flyerJoin International Rescue Mission’s New Roots group on March 30 to help clean up the Camelback Community Food Hub by beautifying its community garden. All are welcome.

Learn more at community_clean_up_flyer.update.pdf



MARCO logoMaricopa County Food System Coalition is celebrating its 4th anniversary and the first regional food system assessment of the county! Join on March 21 for networking opportunities, a panel of local distributors, and to learn more about the group.

Event details and RSVP at


Wharton screenshotProfessor Chris Wharton unveils the dominant culture of screen addiction, immobility, and consumerism and outlines a path to health, happiness, and sustainability with his ASU KEDtalk, "Change Everything, All at Once."

Watch it here.


Local Foods Local Places FlierMARCO joined with the City of Phoenix and other community organizations for a Local Foods, Local Places workshop in South Phoenix focused on how local foods can support a healthier and stronger South Phoenix. A community meeting on November 29 provided an overview and space to share ideas, and a day-long workshop on November 30 was hosted for more information, discussion of strategies, and action planning.

Learn more here.


SLFEE Lab News

Coop WorkshopOn Saturday April 20, the SLFEE lab and a team of students held an introductory training event for worker cooperatives at Mountain Park Health Center in South Phoenix. Eighteen people from diverse backgrounds came to the all-day event where they learned about the basics of worker cooperatives, worker-cooperative operations, and sustainable cooperative businesses through role-playing, game-based activities, and discussions. Thanks to the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes for sponsoring and event partner Mountain Park Health Center for supporting the event. The lab will be posting a short report on the event in the near future.


PreppedThe SLFEE Lab supported ASU’s food entrepreneurship program Prepped in infusing sustainability into the program over the Fall 2018 semester. This cooperation continues in the Spring 2019 semester with a program review and delivering of several sessions, including input on green operations and sustainable sourcing. 

Read a recent ASU Now article about Prepped here.


Workshop KJZZThe Growing Cooperative Businesses workshop hosted by SLFEE Lab and the Arizona Cooperative Initiative with the help of student volunteers was featured on KJZZ on January 4! The public radio station reported on the December 7 workshop as well as the overall status of cooperatives in Arizona. 

See and listen to the story here.


GCSO logoThe SLFEE Lab received a grant from the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO) to support entrepreneurs in starting and running worker cooperatives that produce, process, and distribute sustainable local food.

Learn more here.


The SLFEE Lab hosted the Growing Cooperative Businesses workshop with the Arizona Cooperative Initiative on December 7 to bring together groups and individuals who are either already involved in cooperative businesses in Arizona or interested in getting involved. 

Get more details here.