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County Fair Days

The Santa Cruz County Fair, held on September 19, 20, and 21, succeeded despite downpours and puddles. There were new attractions, new records set, and lots of smiling kids and grown-ups who just had fun. 4-H-ers line up their chickens for the judges. The Fair included a carnival for the first time in a while–and […]

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Patagonia Town Council Workshop Focuses on Accountability and Erosion Control

Sonoita Creek, seen from the bridge on Highway 82 just outside of town, became a wide, fast-moving river when Patagonia got over 1.5 inches of rain on September 20. The town council’s working meeting on September 11 opened with discussion of two agenda items—the town’s purchasing procedures, and oversight on the excavation of the Sonoita […]

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Restoring Nature’s Diversity

Late last winter Lynda Prim arrived in Patagonia to take over management of the Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) conservation farm. An anthropologist, educator, farm advisor, and advocate in sustainable organic agriculture for over 30 years, she found a daunting situation. The man who ran and maintained the farm equipment had quit, and nearly every machine was […]