Arizona Daily Star
A new Rooted Heritage Garden project at the Children’s Museum Tucson will celebrate native plants, pollinators, local food and culture.
A grand opening event will be held on Thursday, September 1 from 5-7 p.m. for the new facility. Admission will be free as it runs in conjunction with the museum’s weekly Discovery Nights programme.
The backyard garden will provide hands-on, interactive learning experiences rooted in creativity, culture and diverse inclusion, according to a press release. Panels with QR codes will provide information on four priority areas: food traditions, storytelling, gardens and conservation.
As part of the opening festivities, poet Tohono O’odham Ofelia Zepeda will give a reading at 5:30 p.m.
Don Guerra, owner of Barrio Bread and winner of the 2022 James Beard Award, will host a bread tasting and discuss the importance of Sonoran grains, such as Tarahumara amaranth that grows in the Rooted Heritage Garden, according to the press release.
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Kids can play a seed-to-plant matching game to find out what plants are growing in the garden, learn about conservation, and learn how to build a pollinator house for their own backyard.
The Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thursdays when it’s open until 7 p.m. Admission is $11 per person, although children 12 months and under enter free.
For more information, visit childrensmuseumtucson.org.