Tucsonans have a long history of growing food in their backyards and community gardens. They eat it and share the bounty with their neighbors, but when it comes to selling their extra products there aren’t many options for your average gardener. The Abundant Harvest Cooperative is a network of backyard gardeners and farmers who collaborate to sell their products at a shared table at farmers’ markets, as well as share knowledge, resources, and build community around food. At this session you will learn more about the Abundant Harvest Cooperative, hear stories from its members, and find out how you can get involved!
Moira O’Neill is passionate about social justice and community organizing. She has worked in food system development for 6 years in both North Carolina and Arizona. In her current role with the Community Food Bank, she coordinates the Abundant Harvest Cooperative, a network of backyard gardeners and small farmers who sell their food at a shared table at the farmers’ market and build community through social and educational events.