54- Tour and Tasting at Mission Garden

Bidding Supports: TUCSON PRESIDIO TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION (Tucson, AZ)

Item Number
54
Value:
$200 USD
Online Close:
Oct 18, 2020 4:00 PM MST
Bid History:
6 Bids

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Description

Personal guided tour of Mission Garden with Dena Cowan, founding farmer and Curator of Collections. 

Enjoy a walk through a living agricultural museum of the Sonora Desert and learn about the ethnobotanical history of the Tucson Basin.  


Mission Garden is a re-creation of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was part of Tucson?s historic San Agustin Mission. Located on its original site west of downtown Tucson at the base of "A" Mountain, the Garden features heirloom Sonoran Desert adapted fruit orchards and vegetable gardens that interpret 4,000 years of agriculture in Tucson. 


At the turn of this century, archaeological excavations revealed that this special floodplain along the Santa Cruz River is home to a 4100-year history of agriculture, the longest known history of cultivation in the United States.

This tour is for 10 people and you will receive small tastings of seasonal foods from the garden. Great for holiday visitors.

Thank you to Mission Gardens for sharing the outdoor museum with Tucson Presidio for our fundraiser