Press and Media

Desert Spotlight
Mission Garden
January 16, 2021

Arizona Illustrated, AZPM PBS 6
Favorite Places: Mission Garden
November 22, 2020

Arizona Daily Star
Mission Garden Preserves Rich History, Cultures of Tucson
November 21, 2020
Photos: Mission Garden in Tucson
November 20, 2020
Watch Now: Mission Garden Project is an Agricultural Museum
November 10, 2020

The Daily Wildcat
Around the Corner: A Look at Tucson’s Agriculture through the Lens of Mission Garden
November 10, 2020

Arizona Virtual Plant Festival
Mission Garden
November 2020

Voyage Phoenix
Meet Kendall Kroesen
June 25, 2020

Arizona Daily Star
County approves sediment removal project, reigniting push for park at ‘A’ Mountain
Justin Sayers, December 10, 2019

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Magazine
The Legacy of the Trees: Preserving Historical Edible Landscapes in Arizona
Jesus Garcia, November 19, 2019

Video por Favio Winehouse
El Otro Tucson
October 2019

Travel and Leisure (Mexico)
Hasta la Raíz
Domenica Diaz, October 2019

Arizona Spotlight, Arizona Public Media
It’s always Bat Night at Mission Garden
Mark McLemore, September 26, 2019

Arizona Public Media, Arizona Illustrated
The Santa Cruz
Vanessa Barchfield, July 14, 2019

Delice Network
Tucson, USA: Delice Network Meeting, May 1-3, 2019
Delice Network, July 7, 2019

News: Arizona Public Media
Native Arizona fish finds new home in Tucson’s Mission Garden
Ariana Brocious, July 1, 2019

Aramco World
The Canary Island Connection
Gary Paul Nabhan, Illustrations by Norman MacDonald, July/August 2019

Arizona Daily Star
Mission Garden Acequia: Water canal represents history, what might come next
Tony Davis, June 28, 2019

USA Today 10 Best
Tucson’s 4,000-year-old food culture makes it the ultimate melting pot
Larissa Milne, June 28, 2019

Arizona Daily Star
Gila topminnows released at Mission Garden
Mamta Popat, photographer, June 27, 2019

KGUN 9 News
Endangered species Gila topminnow to be released in newly created stream at Mission Garden
Veronica Vernachio, June 27, 2019

KOLD News 13
Fish and Wildlife to introduce ‘mosquito eater’ topminnow at Mission Garden canal
Bud Foster, June 26, 2019

Arizona Daily Star
Starting today, a small section of Tucson’s Santa Cruz River to flow again
Tony Davis, June 24, 2019

Arizona Daily Star
A ‘dead’ portion of Tucson’s Santa Cruz River will flow again, for 5,000 feet
Tony Davis, June 22, 2019

This is Tucson: Tucson Life
The Santa Cruz River will flow again near Tucson’s birthplace
Johanna Willett, June 21, 2019

Arizona Spotlight: Arizona Public Media
Bat Night at the Mission Garden (forward to 7 minutes and 35 seconds for the Bat Night segment)
Mark McLemore, June 19, 2019

Arizona Public Media
Tucson Joins Food Tourism Network
Ariana Brocious, May 6, 2019

Tucson del Sur News
Tucson City Council considers rezoning Tucson Origins site
Angelo Levo, April 8, 2019

KOLD Channel 13 Tucson
Tucson’s birthplace may get historic landmark designation
Bud Foster, KOLD News, April 3, 2019

Joaquin Ruiz
BizTucson, Spring 2019, Pg. 189

Arizona Daily Star
Get out of your head and into nature with a workshop that fuses science and art
Johanna Willett, March 14, 2019

Arizona: Descubre el sunset state
Pamella Vieyra, March 4, 2019

American Journal
“Der Geschmack der Wuste” (Taste of the West)
Marion Trutter, February 2019

Arizona Daily Star
“Neto’s Tucson: A park on the old ‘A’ Mountain landfill?”
Ernesto Portillo Jr., February 2, 2019

“Tucson, Cultures, Intensives”
Charlotte Oberti, January 25, 2019

Arizona Daily Star
“Old landfill near Tucson’s “A” Mountain could become a park after all”
Tony Davis, January 24, 2019

“Forgotten Crops of the Past”
Jennifer Allford, January 13, 2019
“Desert dream: Why you need to put this Arizona city at the top of your list” 
Georgina Wilson-Powell, December 10, 2018
“Tucson Joins Delice Network of Good Food Cities Around the World”
Visit Tucson, October 14, 2018

Travel Awaits
“How to spend a day in Tucson, Arizona”
Desiree Rew, October 11, 2018

Austin Monthly
“Seven amazing destination a non-stop flight away from Austin”
Darcie Duttweiler, Becca Hensley, Madeline Hollern, and Megan Kimble, October 2, 2018

AAA Traveler Worldwise
Two of a Kind: UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy

New York Times
“36 Hours in Tucson”
Elaine Glusac, September 20, 2018

Arizona Daily Star
Some historic trees at Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery will be saved
Gabriela Rico, August 15, 2018

Pima County Video about Mission Garden and San Ysidro Festival
“Mission Garden: Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace”
Pima County, June 22, 2018

Fine Dining Lovers
“Tucson Arizona: A City Tasting Tour”
Amie Watson, May 16, 2018

Reforma | De Viaje
“Siete Facetas de Tucson”
May 2018

Le Devoir
“Tucson, ville créative de la gastronomie,”
by Katherine Lefebvre, March 10, 2018

Oakland Magazine
“Get at taste of Tucson”
February 16, 2018

Chicago Tribune
“Tucson chefs find tasty ways to honor ‘City of Gastronomy’ tradition”
Elaine Glusac, February 7, 2018

Arizona Daily Star
“City halts work after earth-movers grade Tucson’s birthplace site,”
Tony Davis, December 11, 2017

“Tucson group claims city began project on protected land,” by Alyx Dote
December 11, 2017

KGUN 9 Morning Blend
Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace: Mission Garden
April 27, 2017

New York Times
Tucson Becomes an Unlikely Food Star,by Kim Severson
August 24, 2016

USA Today
Chasing the sources in Tucson’s budding food scene by Ashley Day
August 19, 2016

The Guardian
“Tucson, Arizona, cultivates its foodie reputation – with a nod from UNESCO, by Kate Eshelby
July 17, 2016

Arizona Daily Star
Mission Garden Will Take You Back Centuries
May 7, 2016

Edible Baja Arizona online
3rd Annual San Ysidro Festival
May, 2016

Edible Baja Arizona, Issue 16
Our City of Gastronomy
A World City
January 2016

Edible Baja Arizona, Issue 15
Coyote Talking, November/December 2015
December 2015

The Plant Press, Arizona Native Plant Society
* Interpreting Ethonobotany at Mission Garden, Tucson, AZ, Part 1
(please see page 17)
Winter 2015
Mission Garden is recreated at the base of ‘A’ Mountain
September 2015

Edible Baja Arizona, Issue 12
Rise of the Clones
May 2015

Edible Baja Arizona, Issue 10
** A Gastronomy of Place
January 2015

Edible Baja Arizona, Issue 4
** Taste Memory. Dad’s sour-orange marmalade, memories, and migrations.
January 2014

Edible Baja Arizona, Issue 3
In Padre Kino’s Veggie Garden
December 2013

Arizona Public Media
A report featuring the Mission Garden Project
November 11, 2013

Tucson Weekly
Growing Tucson’s History
Mission Gardens

August 29, 2013
An article by Chelo Grubb

Arizona Daily Star
Big Jim: The Mission Gardens

August 16, 2013
An article by Big Jim Griffith

Founding member of FOTB Board, Diana Hadley, finalist for
Arizona Cox Conserves Heroes Award

August, 2013

Zocalo Magazine
January 2013–story located on page 8
By Teya Vitu

Summer at Mission Garden – why we need your help now!
Every donor has their own reason for contributing to Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace. Discover yours here.

2012 Annual Report
In our first year as developers and operators of Mission Garden, we accomplished more than we originally thought possible.

Evidence for Large-scale Agave Cultivation in the Marana Community
Suzanne K. Fish, Paul R. Fish, and John H. Madsen

Position Paper-Final
January 2013
By Friends of Tucson Birthplace Board Members

Mission Garden’s New Tree of Life
July 2012
By Raul Ramirez

** Tasting History (video)
November 2012
By Dena Cowan and Jesus M. Garcia

Arizona Daily Star
These volunteers could succeed where Rio Nuevo failed

August 12, 2012
An article by Josh Brodesky

New York Times
** Seeds of an Era Long Gone

November 21, 2012
An article by Michael Tortorello

The Importance of the Historical and Cultural Assets of Tucson and the Santa Cruz Valley
By Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace

KVOA 4 News
Raising Money to Cultivate History

December 5, 2011

La Estrella de Tucsón
Proyectan nueva vida donde se originó Tucsón

November 25, 2011
An article by Rhonda Bodfield

Arizona Daily Star 
Fruit trees re-create Tucson’s birthplace

December 6, 2010
An article by Tom Beal

Photojournalist Mitch Riely, YouTube
A Friend of Tucson’s Birthplace
April 30, 2010

Tucson Weekly
Putting Down Roots

April 29, 2010
An article by Dave Devine

Tucson Weekly
Re-Creating history: Controversial plans move forward on Rio Nuevo’s Tucson Origins Heritage Park
October 16, 2003