Following an eviction last year, Drew Berryhill's plant nursery Drutopia is once again open in Tucson. This time as a pop-up shop carrying a mix of cactuses, succulents, flowers, vines and other plants, set up in the corner of the parking lot of the Dunbar Pavilion.
Since saguaro blooms don't rely on rain as much as wildflowers do, Tucsonans should expect to see a normal season for the beautiful cactus flower.
In honor of Earth Day, Tucsonans can help with a community tree planting event or shop for discounted trees to add to their own yards as part of the city's Earth Day Extravaganza happening Sunday, April 24 at Mansfield Park.
Who should get a coronavirus test, where you can tested for COVID-19 for free in Pima County, Arizona, what to expect when you get tested and how long results take to receive. Read more
When Victoria Reynolds was gifted sunflower seeds in February, she planted them in a community area in her neighborhood. When the HOA said they'd be putting gravel in that area, she wanted to find a way to save the flowers. Read more
Visit five or more participating Bici Bingo businesses, snap your photo and enter to win weekly prizes. Read more
AZ Gives Day, on Tuesday, April 6, is an effort dedicated to supporting nonprofits. It was created by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum. Read more
Alicia de Alba has devoted countless hours to booking appointments for people struggling to find an appointment and posting information on social media to help people get their COVID-19 vaccine around Tucson, Arizona. Read more
For the first time since the '80s, record sales surpassed CD sales last year, according to CNN. Here are five record shops in Tucson. Read more
For much of his life, David Garcia has made his living as a landscaper. But he calls the unpaid work he does under the name Barrio Restoration — cleaning and beautifying the curbs, sidewalks and roundabouts on Tucson’s south side in his free time “landscaping with a purpose" and "doing good for the hood." Read more
There are opportunities for people with and without a medical background to support vaccination efforts at both state and county-run sites. Volunteers are eligible to receive a vaccine after committing to 36 hours of service. Read more
Reid Park Zoo's elephant calf Mapenzi — Penzi for short — was born on April 6. She's since learned many new skills and grown to weigh over 1,000 pounds. The zoo is hosting a number of events for her birthday. Read more
Whether studying, working or helping others, Yakeleen and Azul, students from Pueblo High and Tuson High, have become role models for Latina women. They are the present and the future. Read more
Since 2020 was one of the hottest and driest years on record in Tucson the conditions just weren't right for colorful annuals like poppies, owl clover, lupines and desert chicory to bloom abundantly and blanket the desert in an explosion of color, but you can count on the steadfast perennials to bloom as usual later in the spring. Read more
Little free plant stands, which give the opportunity for community members to take a free plant home, have been popping up in the Phoenix area. In recent weeks, six have been set up in Tucson. Read more
Where to find and how to buy recreational marijuana in Southern Arizona and Tucson now that it has been legalized. Find out about the different indicas, sativas and other pot products they're selling, as well as edibles, and how to partake legally and safely. Read more
Use the This Is Tucson Tucson and Southern Arizona summer camp guide to search for in-person or virtual summer camps in by age, topic, location and cost. Read more
Socially-distanced Easter egg and poster hunts, outdoor and drive-thru events are happening at parks in Tucson, Pima County, Oro Valley and Sahuarita. Read more
Many nonprofits in Southern Arizona have hopped on Amazon to create wish lists, which make it easy for donors to shop for items charities need most. Read more
Both Children's Museum locations will have limited capacity, timed admission and guests ages 5 and older will be required to wear face masks. Read more