Make the World a Better Place by Putting Agaves in their Appropriate Spot in Culture, Agriculture, and Food Systems

If Agave Spirits offers new hope for desert agriculture in the Southwest and Mexico, it is by imagining how important a variety of agave products--not just tequila and mezcal---will be in the future, IF they grow in ways that use less water and pull down more carbon than conventional crop

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Drink Carefully to Save Agaves, Rather than Ways that Hurt or Diminish them

Over half of all the 215 species of agaves described to date are among those million species now threatened on the dry, wrinkled face of this earth, the exquisite home that some of us now call Planet Desert. Many of the other thirty-five “mystery” agaves whose taxonomic status is yet

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We are Concerned for the Health of the Land, as Well as the Health of the Workers

In our book to be released in May, David Suro & I spend a lot of effort exploring who gains and who loses through the many ways agaves are processed and sold: "We are concerned for the health of the land as well as for the health of the members

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Time to come together to Delight in the Diversity of Agave Spirits

It is time to come together to delight in the diversity of agave spirits. But we are also determined to “deconstruct” and demolish that still-widespread assumption that tequila has some exceptional status among agave spirits.

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Planting the Seeds for Tomorrow: The Tumamoc Resilience Garden

The Tumamoc Resilience Garden at the base of Tumamoc Hill will be an inspirational setting where the community can have hands-on participation in how to live in the desert in a hotter and drier future. The backbone design allows passive rainwater harvesting to create an environment that supports a wide diversity of arid-adapted food

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