Planting the Seeds for Tomorrow: The Tumamoc Resilience Garden

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The Tumamoc Resilience Garden at the base of Tumamoc Hill will be an inspirational setting where the community can have hands-on participation in how to live in the desert in a hotter and drier future. The backbone design allows passive rainwater harvesting to create an environment that supports a wide diversity of arid-adapted food species from the borderlands. The arid borderlands region is home to dozens of species that are the close relatives of many of the core crops species in use today around the world. These seeds represent millennia of adaptive knowledge from the plants and people of our region. The garden space will weave together time and approaches that demonstrate adaptive responses to an extreme environment, all in an inviting community space.

This lecture series will connect you to the concepts, people, and intentions of this new space in our community.


Click here to access the Desert Foods Booklet

Haga click aquí para descargar el folleto Los Alimentos del Desierto


January 26 | Aridamerica

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Erin Riordan, PhD, Research Associate, Desert Laboratory and Southwest Center, University of Arizona

Gary Nabhan, OEF, PhD, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Food and Water Security for the Borderlands, Southwest Center, University of Arizona

Benjamin Wilder, PhD, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, University of Arizona

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February 16 | Planting the Rain

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Brad Lancaster, World renowned expert on rain-water harvesting

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March 16 | O'odham Agriculture

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Sterling Johnson, Farm Manager and Mentor, Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Maegan Lopez, Community Member to New Fields Community in Chukut Kuk District, Tohono O’odham Nation, Teacher at Ha:ṣan Preparatory and Leadership School, and Assistant Gardener for Mission Garden

Ruben Cu:k Ba’ak, a Traditional Member of the Tohono O'odham Nation

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April 20 | Food from the Levant: A Model of Desert Agriculture from Israel

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Joaquin Ruiz, Vice President of Global Environmental Futures, University of Arizona

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May 18 | The Next Generation of Gardeners: The School Gardens Project

Moses Thompson, Director, Community & School Garden Program, University of Arizona

Greg Barron-Gafford, Associate Director, Community & School Garden Program, University of Arizona

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Food from the Levant

April 20, 2022

Joaquin Ruiz, PhD, Vice President of Global Environmental Futures, University of Arizona

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O'odham Agriculture

March 16, 2022

Sterling Johnson, Farm Manager and Mentor, Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Maegan Lopez, Community Member to New Fields Community in Chukut Kuk District, Tohono O’odham Nation, Teacher at Ha:ṣan Preparatory and Leadership School

Ruben Cu:k Ba’ak, a Traditional Member of the Tohono O'odham Nation

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Planting the Rain

February 16, 2022

Brad Lancaster, World-renowned expert on rain-water harvesting

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Aridamerica

January 26, 2022

Erin Riordan, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, and Research Associate, Desert Laboratory and Southwest Center, University of Arizona

Gary Paul Nabhan, OEF, PhD, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Food and Water Security for the Borderlands, Southwest Center, University of Arizona

Benjamin Wilder, PhD, Director, Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, University of Arizona

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