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