Celebrate 240 Years of Tucson at Mission Gardens with Breakfast and Heritage Plants

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Celebrate the desert's native bounty. - DENA COWAN
  • Dena Cowan
  • Celebrate the desert's native bounty.
Tucson might be expanding and changing every day, but over at Mission Gardens they're dedicated to keeping the city's heritage alive through their work in maintaining heritage plantlife and native seeds. On Sunday, August 23, you can celebrate the garden's growth and Tucson's 240th birthday all in one go while donating to the Mission Gardens cause with a special breakfast service. 

The event will feature tours of the garden and a silent auction sale of native trees, plants and seeds. Breakfast will be served at the newly re-opened Sosa Carrillo Fremont House (151 S. Granada Ave.) with a shuttle running from the breakfast to the garden grounds at 929 W. Mission Lane so attendees can see just what the garden has accomplished. The Mission Gardens, which are run by volunteers in conjunction with the nonprofit Friends of Tucson's Birthplace, will be honoring Gail Casta├▒eda for her work in safeguarding the garden.

The morning menu will offer huevos con nopalitos or chorizo, papas en chile, frijoles, calabacitas, Sonoran white wheat tortillas, Pico de Gallo fruit cups, horchata and limonada. You can chose to dine from 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The event is $45 at the door or $40 with advance reservations. Children 5 to 10 are $15 and kids under 5 eat free. You can RSVP for the event by calling 777-9270.

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