LEAF Network Steering Committee Chair
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.
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.
Planting Plan for Mission Garden showing the context of the Spanish Colonial Orchard Area.
Information about the stewardship of Mission Garden and its history.
Photographs of the newly planted Spanish Colonial Orchard at Mission:
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.
Information about Desert Survivor’s Nursery Kino Heritage Fruit Tree growing efforts, and source for purchasing these tree species.
Tucson Electric Power/Tucson Clean and Beautiful tree planting program illustrates the importance of urban forests.
Tucson Botanical Gardens has a certification program in urban forestry.
Abstract for an article about “Assessing the ecosystem service potential of Tucson AZ's urbanforest” by Mitch Pavao-Zuckerman.
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)
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)