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Photos: Mission Garden in Tucson

Photos: Mission Garden in Tucson

Located at the base of Sentinel Peak, Mission Garden, a non-profit organization, is a living agricultural museum of Sonoran Desert-adapted heritage fruit-trees, traditional local crops and edible native plants. The garden's mission is to preserve, transmit and revive the region's agricultural heritage by growing gardens which represent more than 4000 years of continuous cultivation in the Tucson Basin. Some of the gardens include the Spanish Colonial orchard and vegetable garden and the Chinese garden.


Rebecca Sasnett is a photojournalist for the Arizona Daily Star. From 2015-2019, she was a freelance photographer for clients such as Arizona Athletics and various magazines. She graduated from the University of Arizona.

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Having this living agricultural museum located in Tucson preserves and promotes the rich agricultural heritage and food cultures of people who for centuries have traveled the world taking their seeds, plants and culture with them, writes Tucson architect Richard Fe Tom.

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