|Sorghum & Amaranth||Pima yellow lima beans||Grain amaranth|
The Tohono O’odham and the Spanish foraged and farmed this land for many years. The Ethnobotanical Garden displays the types of plants they used for food, basket making, medicine, and cultural ceremonies. The summer garden features native plants flood farmed by the Tohono O’odham, as well as indigenous plants they harvested for their fruit, seeds and fibers. The winter crop features plants the Spanish and other Europeans brought with them to the New World. These crops helped to bring the Tohono O’odham to the missions to live because they were a guaranteed food source during the time of year that food was scarce. The weather station is located in the southeast corner of this garden.