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Johanna Willett



Writing about what makes Tucson home for #ThisIsTucson.

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The #HowToTucson newsletter course explores Tucson weather, food, culture, schools, nature and more. Whether you are newcomer to Tucson or have lived here for a long time, there is a lot to learn about our city. 

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If you are moving to Tucson, Arizona, new to Tucson, or have lived here for years, this story is for you. Learn about the weather, Santa Cruz River, our UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, monsoon, and the ASU vs. UofA rivalry. 

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Tucson desert foods — including prickly pear and saguaro fruit, mesquite and palo verde pods and cholla buds — have long been gathered and eaten by Indigenous communities such as the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui. 

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