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Mark Sitter, owner of B&B Cactus Farm in Tucson, Ariz., loads a small saguaro cactus onto a cart for a customer on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Saguaro National Park plans to partner with plant nurseries to scan for saguaros that may have been stolen from the park.

In a new move to protect the state’s iconic plant, Saguaro National Park plans to monitor cactus nurseries to prevent the buying and selling of stolen saguaros from the park. Read more»

Faith Edman (left) and Sharon Oliver (right) tend to their plots at the Benedictine Monastery Garden in Tucson, Arizona.

The number of community gardens in Tucson has doubled since 2010. Read more»

Sean Collins tends one of 35 individual gardening plots at the PHX Renews project in central Phoenix.

Community gardens proliferating around the country are giving people an opportunity to connect, experts say. At a central Phoenix garden, participants say they build contacts as well as trade gardening tips. Read more»

Many people visit Downtown for the dining delights at any of the more than 50 locally owned restaurants, to see a show, or enjoy a night on the town. Increasingly, retail plays a role in a trip downtown, with options to browse and buy clothing, jewelery, gift and more. But Downtown also offers plentiful opportunities to expand horizons, learn about aspects of our culture, examine the unexamined, and gain a different perspective. Read more»

Haley Paul, an expert on urban agriculture with the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension, offers instruction on transplanting spring vegetables at a community garden operated by the Human Services Campus near downtown Phoenix.

A community garden taking root near downtown Phoenix gives homeless people receiving services from the Human Services Campus a chance to learn new skills. The University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension works with social service agencies to provide the instruction. Read more»

An interview with Mike Hammond, president of Picor Commercial Real Estate, plus financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Then, gardening expert Phil Seader breaks down do's and don'ts of spring planting, and Jenn Burdick, project manager for the City of Tucson's Broadway Roadway Improvement Project. Read more»

The latest in an on-going series of Rio Nuevo audits, why corporate personhood is necessary for capitalism, "Operation Clean Sweep," and city building inspectors. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - We get an update on travel at Tucson International Airport from Dick Gruntzel. Then, gardening expert Phil Seader on the one year anniversary of the "big freeze." Next, Republican Dave Sitton talks about why his bid for congress. And to close out the show, we've got a newsmaker interview with Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath. Read more»

An X-ray shows a pair of gardening shears that 86-year-old Leroy Luetscher, of Green Valley, fell on when he lost his balance while doing yard work on July 30.

University Medical Center trauma surgeons saved an eye and the life of an 86-year-old Green Valley man who fell on pruning shears that pierced his eye socket and neck, said Ann Cisneros, a UMC spokeswoman, Monday. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup stopped by to break down Tuesday's 12-hour council meeting and the city's new 911 system. Plus, nutrition and gardening tips. Read more»