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Remembering Philippe

Philippe Waterinckx 

August 15, 1959  ~  June 10, 2022

Philippe Waterinckx in Winter 2014 (our favorite photograph, by Fotovitamina)

In February 2004, when Philippe founded Tucson Community Supported Agriculture, there were 15 members, and pickup was on his front porch.

Philippe opened his home because he believed so strongly in the CSA model. He not only was advocating for local food systems, but he was building what he knew would become strong, meaningful connections between the farmers and his neighbors. 

As the CSA expanded, so did Philippe’s Tucson community. It grew from him and his wonderful husband, Paul, to include the volunteers you see every week, the small children who learn to count by choosing produce from the bins, and our members, who thank him, with all of their hearts, for bringing the CSA to their tables.

We are forever grateful to Philippe, his vision, his dedication, his friendship, and his enduring legacy – the beautiful CSA family that he cared about so deeply.

If you would like to know more about Philippe’s journey with cancer, in his own words, you can find that here: