In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Jesuit missionaries such as Fr. Eusebio Kino and later Franciscans introduced European fruit trees to Arizona. The primary goal of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project is researching, locating, propagating, and re-establishing historically appropriate colonial-era fruit tree cultivars to the original orchards and gardens at Tumacácori National Historical Park, the Mission Gardens in downtown Tucson, and the broad community of Southern Arizona.
Presented by Jésus García, Education Specialist, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona.
Free for Alianza members, $3 for students with current ID, $5 DAM members, $10 others. Reservations not required.
For information, call 303-361-9445.
Sponsored by the Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group.