You’d be hard-pressed to find an author who has done more to drive awareness of Tucson’s rich agricultural history than Gary Nabhan. He was instrumental in getting the city designated the country’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy, playing a key role in turning his knowledge of the organization’s Creative Cities network
We Want to Thank all of the Sons and Daughters of Agave Goddess who has Sustained the Thirst of Many Friends
Mexico is in Holy Week as is much of the world. As we near the release of Agave Spirits from WW Norton we want to thank all the "sons and daughters” of the Agave Goddess Mayahuel who has sheltered, sustained, and slaked the thirst of some many of our friends.
It is hard not to be in awe of the beautiful diversity of the mezcal-producing species variously known as maguey, agaves, or century plants. We wish to see their rainbows of colors, splendor of shapes, and entourage of aromas not only survive but thrive.
This month, in a new proclamation, the Mayor of Tucson Regina Romero and Kevin Dahl of the City Council will celebrate the deep connections Tucsonans have with agaves, the succulents better known as century plants, mezcals and maguey. Tucson is the most diverse city in the US in terms of
Metro Tucson harbors a minimum of 113 agave species in its streets, parks, gardens, and nurseries, more than half of all the agaves described in the world. No metro area in the world other than in Tucson (and perhaps in Mexico City’s El Pedrigal at the National Agave Collection of