Thursday, April 4, 2013

Got Herbs and Veggies?

Do you have gardens veggies and greens bolting, flowering, or otherwise going to waste in your garden plot? They are screaming to be picked! So much produce goes to waste every year in Pima County. We will help solve this by redistributing excess produce to families through our volunteer network . All you need to do is call and arrange to drop off local food at 1406 E. Grant between Highland and Vine between 9-5pm. Or let us come and harvest your garden plot!

Who are we? We are the Iskashitaa Refugee Network, which is an organization that empowers refugees by
creating opportunities to use their knowledge and skills from Africa Asia and the Middle East to help their
families integrate with the larger Tucson community while gaining life skills that serve them in America.

Currently, less than one percent of the world’s refugees are resettled to a third country (5% are located right here in Arizona). United Nations Refugees are people without countries. Their loss is incalculable: loss of
home, livelihood, safety, belonging, and sometimes family. Our hope is that awareness will inform caring, and that caring will inspire action.

And in this economic recession we will need to band together and help one another. This means budgets are
tight and jobs are hard to find. For recent refugees who are coming to America, it means that life will be even
tougher. Your donations will help many refugee families as well as other families across the city.

We have been harvesting since 2003 and have collected over 1,000,000 pounds of fruit! Right now it is citrus season and we want kumquats, tangelos, tangerines, oranges, lemons, and apples!

We need harvesters to help capture these food resources. If you can harvest once a week or a couple times a month it is a wonderful way to Make A Difference! Contact us.

If you would like to donate or pick up fruit, or you would like to volunteer, feel free to contact us at or


Barbara Eiswerth, Ph.D.
Director, Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Tel. (520) 440-0100

Motto: No Veggie Left Behind

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