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 

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 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 the 

Thursday Santa Cruz River  Farmers Market. 

We've scheduled six follow-up 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!


We want our events to be as accessible as possible to all.

No donation is too small!

To find out how you can help support this effort,  

please contact us: