Arizona State Forestry Division Community Challenge Grant

Contact:

Ann Audrey
LEAF Network Steering Committee Chair
Ann.audrey.1@gmail.com
520-982-0974

The Spanish Colonial Orchard at Mission Garden

History of Mission Garden and the use of edible trees by Spanish Colonial era missions in Sonora/Arizona.

Mission Garden Spanish Colonial Orchard and Vineyard poster (3.64 MB)

Description of the newly planted Spanish Colonial Orchard area in the northeast area of Mission Garden, funded by the State of Arizona Forestry Division - Community Challenge Grant. 

Mission Garden Kino Tree Planting Brochure (34.2 MB)

Planting Plan for Mission Garden showing the context of the Spanish Colonial Orchard Area.

Mission Garden Planting Plan (4.22 MB)

Information about the stewardship of Mission Garden and its history.

http://www.tucsonsbirthplace.org/ 

Information about Mission Garden’s history and its acquisition by Pima County (3.10 MB)

Example of signage for the Spanish Colonial Orchard at Mission Garden (63.3 KB)

Photographs of the newly planted Spanish Colonial Orchard at Mission:

Image 1: Mission Garden.2012

Image 2: Mission Garden.2012

Image 3: Mission Garden.2012

Additional Resources on Kino Heritage Fruit Trees and Urban Forestry 

Information about the Kino Heritage Fruit Tree Program conducted by Jesus Garcia at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, from which the tree stock for planting at Mission Garden originated. 

http://www.desertmuseum.org/center/kinofruittrees.php 

Information about Desert Survivor’s Nursery Kino Heritage Fruit Tree growing efforts, and source for purchasing these tree species. 

http://www.desertsurvivors.org/Nursery/KinoTrees.html 

Tucson Electric Power/Tucson Clean and Beautiful  tree planting program illustrates the importance of urban forests.

http://tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org/trees-for-tucson/low-cost-shade-trees...

Tucson Botanical Gardens has a certification program in urban forestry.

http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/education/shady-deals-get-certified-in-urban-forestry/ 

Abstract for an article about “Assessing the ecosystem service potential of Tucson AZ's urbanforest” by Mitch Pavao-Zuckerman.

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AGUFMGC33B1087P 

 

LEAF Network Workshop:

Growing the LEAF (Linking Edible Arizona Forests) Network

The LEAF Network Workshop was convened by the Historic Preservation Office of the City of Tucson, with funding provided by an Arizona Community Challenge grant from the Arizona State Forestry Division. Participants of the workshop examined the needs, possible functions, and benefits of creating a network of sites and people involved with planting, conserving and using edible trees in Arizona. The LEAF Network Workshop was conducted September 14, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona.

LEAF Workshop Description (41.1 KB)

 

LEAF Presentations:

Dr Nabhan Presentation (9.58 MB)

Garcia Presentation (30.4 MB)

Ogata Presentation (6.24 MB)

Association of Arizona Food Banks Presentation (969 KB)

Dr DeGrenade Presentation (35.6 MB)

Dr Mabry Presentation (4.25 MB)

 

LEAF Breakout Sessions:

Edible Species in Design Breakout (48.1 KB)

Edible Tree Conservation Breakout (44.9 KB)

Edible Trees in Food Security Breakout (15.5 KB)

Education and Outreach Breakout (49 KB)

Networks Role and Mapping Breakout (13.5 KB)

 

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Mission Garden A-Mountain Watershed Workshop

The Mission Garden A-Mountain Watershed Workshop was convened by the Historic Preservation Office of the City of Tucson, with funding provided by an Arizona Community Challenge grant from the Arizona State Forestry Division. Participants of the workshop examined the potential to utilize stormwater runoff from A-Mountain to help support plantings within Mission Garden, and around the outside of its perimeter walls. The Mission Garden A-Mountain Watershed Workshop was conducted October 23, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona.

Mission Garden Watershed Presentation (836 KB)

Water Harvesting Workshop Summary (171 KB)

Water Harvesting Illustrations (2.43 MB) (referenced in the workshop summary)

Figure 4 (referenced in the workshop summary)

Figure 5 (referenced in the workshop summary)

Figure 6 (referenced in the workshop summary)

Figure 7 (referenced in the workshop summary)