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Firing the Agave Roasting Pit

  • Mission Garden 946 West Mission Lane Tucson, AZ, 85745 United States (map)

The ultimate in authentic southwest heritage - Agave Roasting at the celebrated Mission Garden with local ethnobotanist Jesus Garcia. Witness preparations of this ancestral, labor intensive practice of using an underground, rock-lined oven for agave plant roasting, and learn about agave roasting heritage and uses for the plant after roasting. 

Invitation only. Private event for Mission Garden donors. Public is invited to Opening of the Fire Roasting Pit the following evening, April 28, when agaves are removed from the oven. 

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Earlier Event: April 27
Hohokam Agave Tour
Later Event: April 27
El Tambó Fest 2018 Night One