Mission Garden, managed by Friends of Tucson's Birthplace (FOTB), is a living garden of heritage fruit trees, heirloom crops, and edible native plants. FOTB is a non-profit educational organization without religious affiliations. Our primary mission is to revive the region’s rich agricultural heritage by growing plots representing more than 4000 years of continuous cultivation in Tucson. This four-acre area consists of plots that represent gardening on the Santa Cruz River floodplain from many eras of history, starting over 4,000 years ago. Using heirloom crops, they represent thousands of years of Native American agriculture, Spanish colonial farming, the Mexican Period, and many other groups that entered the area during the Territorial Period, including Anglos, African-Americans, Chinese and Yoeme (Yaqui).
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