I happened to visit a very interesting store - EcoGro - and began learning about hydroponic gardening. The store is way west on St Mary's - just before I-10 but well worth a visit. For more info about this earth friendly and water-saving process, click here.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: