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Mission Garden 10th Anniversary featuring Mayor Romero, Patagonia-published author

Friends of Tucson Birthplace welcomes community
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Posted at 12:01 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 18:13:00-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Friend's of Tucson Birthplace is celebrating 10 years this Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Mission Garden, 946 W Mission Lane.

Organizers invite the public free of charge, though they are accepting donations.

This anniversary event includes the following speeches and activities:

  • 8:45 a.m. Welcome by Mission Garden Board Member
  • 9 a.m. Supervisor Adelita Grijalva
  • 9:10 a.m. Mayor Regina Romero
  • 9:25 a.m. TBD
  • 9:35 a.m. 1st Session Wrapup & Interpretive Resources
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. Explore garden and speak with experts stationed at key plots and resources
  • 11:15 a.m. Welcome Back and Introduction of 2nd Session Speakers
  • 11:20 a.m. Jonathan Mabry, Archaeologist and Executive Director of Tucson City of Gastronomy
  • 11:30 a.m. Jesús García, Education Specialist at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & Mission Garden Board Member
  • 11:45 a.m. Julie Robinson, Executive Director of Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace
  • 12 p.m. Dena Cowan & Ellen Platts, Mission Garden Interpretive Materials and Story Map
  • 12:20 p.m. Vice Mayor Lane Santa Cruz
  • 12:30 p.m. Robert Fleming, Co-chair of Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace, Toast
  • 9:45-11:15 a.m. Experts stationed at key plots and resources

Bestselling author,Vietnam veteran, filmmaker and naturalist Doug Peacock is also launching his recent Patagonia-published book from 4-6 p.m.

Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which manages Mission Garden and advocates for finishing the entire Tucson Origins Heritage Park.

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