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Tucson Village Farm receives $445,000 grant to build new teaching kitchen

Posted: 5:18 PM, Jun 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-26 23:18:01Z

In 2010, the Tucson Farming Village started building on an empty lot of land near River and Campbell. 

Since then the founder of the farm, Leza Carter, says they have held several classes and camps for children and their families to learn about growing, picking and cooking food straight from the farm. 

She says the new space will create a state-of-the-art kitchen. They currently share their cooking space as conference room. 

"We need work stations that are adjustable for all ages, if little kids and their parents want to work side by side we need to be able to do that, we have to have a safe demo area and having a certified kitchen that means meeting all of those county health codes as well." 

Because of the $445,000 grant given by the Angel Charity, their new kitchen will meet all of those requirements. 

The goal is for the new Angel Charity Culinary Education Center for Children, to be completed by April 2019. 

The kitchen will allow Tucson Village Farm to be certified and up to date with county health codes.

Below is a link to all the programs the farm offers. 

https://tucsonvillagefarm.arizona.edu/programs