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Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail

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6.1-PPSD trail mail.jpgThe Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail, established in 1989 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is one of the largest exhibits of its kind dedicated to helping people understand the complex cultural relationships between people and plants in our region.

The trail winds through five habitats that have provided people with useful plants for food, fiber, medicine and cultural purposes for 2,000 years: Desert, Desert Oasis, Mesquite Bosque, Semi-desert Grassland, and Chaparral. The story of these relationships is brought to life through cultural examples of the Tonoho O’odham, Western Apache and Hispanic households which you can explore. This trail closes at sunset and is approximately 1/3 of a mile.

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The Garden, Garden Shop and Patio Café will be closing at 12 noon on Saturday, April 25 with last admissions at 11 a.m. to prepare for a special event. Gertrude's will be open regular hours. Additional information about early closures can be found on the Before You Visit page.

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