Arizona Homemade Artisans


Arizona Homemade Artisans has grown out of the desire to more fully share 

a  holistic, interconnected and art-full approach to Sonoran Desert living. 


Building on several years of community demonstrations at Thursday

Santa Cruz River Markets for Community Food  Bank, and over thirty years 

of raising families, gardens and green buildings, friends and fellow teachers 

Jill Lorenzini and Barbara Rose feel inspired to further 

an important branch of work in the community. 


In our view, everything is- and should be- interconnected: 

building, gardening, wild-crafting, cooking, conserving, recycling and  

regenerating our creative relationship with place. 

The art of "home-making" strengthens neighborhoods and nature, 

nourishes us, and feeds a common hunger for a more natural way of life. 

We want to expand and collaborate with individuals and organizations 

to grow AHA into a useful bridge, inspiring and  connecting old, new 

and aspiring homemade artisans to each other and  the region.    

We recognize that although we are  all here together working 

for a better world now, the history of occupation and privilege 

has enabled abuses of people and nature that continue to this day.  

We want to help change the story, to work collaboratively 

for truth and reconciliation in our dynamic, diverse 

and remarkable Sonoran Desert community.

This year, the Community Food Bank has engaged us to present 

23 demonstrations at Thursday Santa Cruz River  Farmers Market. 

We've scheduled ten 2018 Building Desert Bounty Workshops at the farm 

to enhance and reinforce our market presentations.    

 We'd  like to continue to grow these kinds of offerings and empower 

homemade artisans to share their passion and diverse skills,

at the farm and around the region.     

We're inviting conversation with all organizations and individuals 

who would serve their vision, mission and purpose by collaborating 

with AHA. Please share your thoughts and interest with us. 

Attend and support these events. Provide scholarships to partners, employees and young people.   

We're looking forward to hearing from and creating with you!

Scholarship Fund

We want workshops and events to be available to all. Please contact us for information about supporting the Scholarship Fund.