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Tubac is Arizona's oldest European community and home to the largest and best preserved 18th century Spanish presidio (fort) in the world. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is Arizona's first state park. The 1885 furnished schoolhouse, Otero Hall, and Rojas House are all on the National Register of Historic Places. The Park features a museum, underground display of the Presidio ruins, Arizona's first printing press, an exhibition of paintings of Arizona history by William Ahrendt, a picnic area, and the Juan Bautista de Anza Trailhead.

Earl Wilson, president of the Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum, which operates and helps fund the site, called K...
06/04/2017
Tubac Presidio searching to replace well-respected director Kinsley

Earl Wilson, president of the Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum, which operates and helps fund the site, called Kinlsey’s departure a “huge loss.” He said the organization’s board members have already interviewed several candidates and hope to hire a qualified individual as soon as possible.

Wilson said Kinsley “had the capability of taking what many people think is a boring subject, history, and making people love it.”

He recalled how Kinlsey would talk to visitors to learn about their interests, share aspects of the presidio’s history relevant to those interests and then point them to sections of the park he thought they would like the best.

“He would get the people so they could hardly wait to see the rest of the museum,” Wilson said.

Mickey Forster, who volunteers at the front desk once a week, described Kinsley as a walking encyclopedia of presidio and Santa Cruz Valley history. “He knows everything,” she said.

The Trip Advisor website ranks the presidio as the top activity in Tubac, gives it a certificate of excellence and a 4.5-star review, and “90 percent of that is due to (Kinsley) and other 10 percent is the rest of us volunteers,” Walsh said.

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The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is looking for a new director after Shaw Kinsley, who served in that role since 2010, stepped down at the end of April for

Love that smell...
05/29/2017
The Plant That Is Responsible For That Desert Rain Smell: Creosote Bush | MEOW

Love that smell...

I moved to Tucson for the plants, literally. When I was a kid, I used to try to collect and grow cacti -- and I read many books showing pictures of cactus-strewn landscapes. The first time I landed in Arizona, I just couldn't believe my eyes when I finally stood at the base of a saguaro and marveled...

Food forest theory can be practiced in the Sonoran Desert, but it looks different than food forest theory in a woodland ...
05/26/2017
Permaculture Food Forest Theory — Edible Baja Arizona Magazine

Food forest theory can be practiced in the Sonoran Desert, but it looks different than food forest theory in a woodland food forest. Sonoran Desert dwellers must first understand how the Sonoran Desert regenerates itself. This is where Indigenous ancestral knowledge and lifeways can inform what permaculture looks like in the Americas. Meaning, Indigenous peoples have spent millennia studying their ecosystems and coming into relationship with the natural patterns of a particular place. Eating cholla buds, mesquite flour, and prickly pear pads isn’t a new hipster fad for Indigenous peoples of the Sonoran Desert. It’s ancestral, heritage, cultural food. Food forest theory works best when we use native edible, medicinal, and pollinator plants. Plants that are adapted to the natural patterns and cycles of their particular ecosystem. Those of us in the Sonoran Desert need plants that can survive on rainwater alone. It’s not just about surviving, though: It’s about thriving.
http://ediblebajaarizona.com/permaculture-food-forest-theory

Tayloring permaculture food forest theory to the Sonoran Desert.

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1 Burruel St
Tubac, AZ
85646

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(520) 398-2252

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