The story of Ajo’s Farmers Market Store & Kitchen transcends solutions for addressing food insecurity. This example of grassroots collaboration acts as a model for creating opportunity out of almost any service gap prevalent in a community; exemplifying the necessity for mindful cooperation and adaptation to create meaningful change.
Last week, over 70 members of the Camp Verde community gathered at Thanks A’ Latte, a community hub disguised as a local coffee shop, to celebrate the official launch of the “Camp Verde Grows” mural on their north-facing exterior wall. Learn why the repurposing of blank walls with stories of a community’s most celebrated assets has become a pillar of rural revitalization throughout the state.
Science Happens Here is coming to the Verde Valley! This new program designed to advance STEM education in rural Arizona is a fun game designed for kids in 3rd- 8th grade. It consists of collecting trading cards from local businesses that contain science related facts.
Earlier this month, the Arizona Rural Policy Forum brought rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders to the Town of Wickenburg to share resources, empowering stories of success, and visions for the sustainable future of our Rural communities.