Agave University: An Immersive Exploration of All Things Agave
2:00 PM14:00

Agave University: An Immersive Exploration of All Things Agave

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Agave is not just for drinking and bad choices! Dive deep into the natural and cultural history of the agave plant family in this 3-hour Cultural Immersion Experience. Learn about the botany, genetic diversity, conservation, and traditional knowledge associated with sustainable use of wild agave for mescal production in Mexico, how the Hohokam of southern Arizona cultivated agave for food and other uses a thousand years ago, and how efforts to save the lesser long-nosed bat are tied to commercial tequila production. This interactive class led by several experts concludes with tastings to introduce you to the wide world of agave spirits, including lesser-known alternatives to tequila. This class will also be a preview of the upcoming Agave Heritage Festival celebrating the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave in the border region.      


How to Register:
Starting Monday, February 18, 2019, at 10 a.m
. you can register online through the University of Arizona Foundation. You will need to enter your contact information and credit card details. Upon registration completion, you will receive a confirmation email.

Refund policy
Refunds are available and need to be requested by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
To drop this workshop, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or
 A $25 administrative fee will apply.


Location Details
The class will meet at The Drawing Room, upstairs at Maynards Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave.

There is metered parking at Maynards and along Toole Ave, and the Depot Plaza Garage is underground across the street (garage entrance on west side of 5th Ave. between Congress St. and Toole Ave.).

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Sustainability Summit & Brunch
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Summit & Brunch

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Travel with us to Aravaipa Canyon to connect with the minds behind the region’s sustainability movement. Discover and indulge in practices that will elevate your commitment to the conscientious harvest.  Aravaipa Farms will host an artisan brunch in their remote locale, highlighting flavors of the region, the tastiest and freshest ingredients you can find.

Ticket link coming soon.

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Agave Heritage Festival VIP Reception
6:00 PM18:00

Agave Heritage Festival VIP Reception

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An exclusive VIP ceremony celebrating this year's successes and looking forward to Agave Heritage Festival's continued growth in the future, and celebrating the unveiling of Tumamoc Hill's Agave Garden Sponsorship Placard. The ceremony features light bites, agave cocktails, music, and speakers. All proceeds benefit Tumamoc Hill. 

By invitation only. 

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