Flowers and Bullets: Linking Generations through Art & Sustainability
Caridad: Flourishing through Food
When I first found out I was moving to an internationally recognized food city I was pretty excited for the great restaurants and food culture. But I’m learning that our UNESCO designation is not just about great tacos, but all that goes into them. Flowers and Bullets is a prime example of how, In Tucson, food is a means to pass on culture, push back against inequity, celebrate our place, and promote togetherness.
Why I Love Where I Live: Engaging in Beauty & Brokenness
Creativity isn’t limited to the arts. It’s something that all problem solvers use to make a way that wasn’t there before. It’s one of our greatest tools because every problem, place and season calls for a unique response. Caridad Kitchen is committed to the pervasive problem of hunger in Tucson. They recognize that meeting this fundamental need for all men, women and children to have access to healthy food is essential to a flourishing city. With profound creativity they have found ways to simultaneously provide for this problem while pursuing vocational, psychological, social, and communal thriving.
Hamilton Distillers: Infusing Flavors of Home
In light of our recent shop opening, we wanted to take a moment to openly reflect with all of you about our journey here at Why I Love Where I Live. Opening our retail store was a big step for us, one we didn’t necessarily plan.
CREAM Design & Print: Supporting Local Dreamers
One evening, a little over a decade ago, the couple was enjoying Scotch while they barbecued over mesquite scraps. Elaine had a crazy thought. Why couldn’t you use mesquite in place of peat to create a wonderful single-malt whiskey that tastes like home?
What does Wu-tang have to do with the flourishing of local artists and entrepreneurs in Tucson? Let’s find out…