One look at the artful, organic image of the Mission Garden logo and I knew that their parent organization “Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace” would be our next nonprofit partner.
It was a matter of hours or days to hit the wax and cast in silver and varied bronzes. The first Nice Dozen were gifted a shiny little handful to the wonderful people behind this organization that’s doing so much to educate, elevate and cultivate heritage and authentic well-being in the heart of Tucson, Arizona.
Mission Garden is a living agricultural museum of Sonoran Desert-adapted heritage fruit-trees, traditional local heirloom crops and edible native plants. We are a non-profit, volunteer-based educational organization with no religious affiliations. Our primary mission is to preserve, transmit and revive the region’s rich agricultural heritage by growing garden plots representative of more than 4000 years of continuous cultivation in the Tucson Basin.
We’ve had fun launching the item and watching it shine as a donor appreciation item and membership drive motivator. The ground below is thriving with life, pushing forward new growth through Mission Garden, and from there, the sky is the limit.