Archinect - News 2014-04-16T18:35:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62049028/tasting-history-via-kino-heritage-fruit-trees-project Tasting History via Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project Nam Henderson 2012-11-24T20:15:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T09:46:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qyspnvotaq8l68ec.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a straightforward sense, Mr. Garc&iacute;a, 44, is a Mexican ecologist. More broadly, though, he is a self-appointed emissary from the land once known as Pimer&iacute;a Alta, an interpreter of its culture, plants and people.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Tortorello highlighted the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.desertmuseum.org/center/kinofruittrees.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project</a>, which is the&nbsp;work of Jes&uacute;s Manuel Garc&iacute;a Y&aacute;nez&rsquo;s and Robert M. Emanuel. The project is billed as "<em>a search for what Tucson used to be</em>", an attempt to recover or re-create the Spanish Mission Era orchards and gardens of Tuscon.</p>