GREENING MISSION GARDEN

posted Friday, August 21, 2009        

Saturday, August 29, 2009
9:00 amto1:00 pm

TENTATIVE AGENDA

GREENING MISSION GARDEN:

A FORUM ON OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT

Sponsored by The Drachman Institute, Friends of Tucson‚s Birthplace, and the Office of Ethnohistorical Research at the Arizona State Museum

Honorary Chair: Cele Peterson

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This forum will explain the cultural and historical significance of the Mission Garden site with its 4,000ˆyear history of agriculture.  In addition, it will focus on developing creative ideas for funding and for an efficient and sustainable operation and management plan for the garden.





Welcome and Introductions (9:05-9:15 a.m.)

·        Bill DuPont, Friends of Tucson‚s Birthplace

·        Vice-Mayor Regina Romero

·        Linda Mayro, Cultural Resources Manager, Pima County



Session I.  Why Green Up the Garden? (9:15-10:15)

Moderator:  Gayle Hartmann, Friends of Tucson‚s Birthplace, formerly with the Arizona State Museum

·        Prehistoric and Historic Use of the Area: Jonathan Mabry, City of Tucson

·        What Kino Found and What Kino Brought: Diana Hadley, Arizona State Museum

·        Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project: Jesus Garcia, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

·        Garden Plans: David Wald-Hopkins, BWS Architects



Session II.  Addressing Operation Needs (10:30-11:30)

Moderator: Peg Weber, City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Dept.

This panel will address:  Five Major Problems that Need to be Resolved When Planning a Garden

·        Michelle Conklin, Tucson Botanical Garden

·        Suzanne Nelson, Native Seed/SEARCH

·        Beth DeWitt, Arizona State Museum

·        Bill Worthey, San Xavier Cooperative Association



Session III. Addressing Funding and Management (11:30-12:30)

Moderator: John Jones, planning consultant

·        Brooks Jeffries, Drachman Institute

·        Michelle Conklin, Tucson Botanical Garden

·        Paul Green, Tucson Audubon Society

·        Gene Zonge, Community Gardens of Tucson



Concluding Remarks (12:30-12:50)

·        Jessie Sanders, City of Tucson

·        Councilmember Steve Leal, City of Tucson



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We gratefully acknowledge Fry‚s Food Stores for providing refreshments.



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