Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage was founded in 1994 in Sedona, Arizona as an intentional community with its members all living within walking distance of one another. Arizona's first true Community Supported Agriculture program was started when people pooled their time, talents, abilities, and resources to make the dream of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage a reality. In 2007, Avalon relocated to Tumacácori, just south of Tubac, Arizona. The 165-acre garden and EcoVillage continues to grow into new progressive realms as we push the envelope of sustainability and education. Please visit our learn page for more information on agricultural training and internship possibilities. All sincere laborers are invited to come and join in the harvest.
Tumacácori's Agricultural Past
The Santa Cruz River Valley south of Tucson has a long history of agriculture and farming. In 1691, Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino established a mission site very close to where our gardens are presently located. Our 165-acre ranch land has been farmed continuously for centuries. Avalon Organic Gardens continues to honor this tradition and plan on annually increasing the quality of its products and the beautification of all its special places. Our mission is to make this land again a sacred place, as Father Kino used these lands to start the Tumacácori Mission in 1691, which included large grazing fields and gardens to provide for its indigenous community and neighbors. (Now the Tumacácori Mission, bordering our ranch land, is a National Historic Park.)
"I designed the logo for Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage combining the Tree of Life with the spiral to represent our Mother Earth in Divine Pattern. The spiral in many cultures represents the mother, the womb, fertility, feminine spirit, continual change, and the evolution of the universe. The Tree of Life is iconic of the first Garden of Eden in representing everlasting health and immortality. Like all art, much is left to the individual's personal interpretation."
~ Amadon DellErba
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