But since we left Phoenix has been making great strides. Their Local First organization is affecting real change and we're excited to go back next week to check out the thriving local community there.
Following Phoenix friends' blogs and such I came across a pretty incredible website from a Phoenix family. This incredible family is trying to buy ONLY local for all of 2011. I know from personal experience that this ain't easy - and it especially ain't easy in Phoenix. Their local journey is being documented at their website: www.onelocalfamily.com. I suggest we all bookmark the page and visit it regularly...let it inspire us to all spend a little more money here in our own local economy.
BUY LOCAL FIRST!