Join Maegen to learn about the Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace at Mission Garden in Tucson and Tohono O’odham ecological knowledge as it has been taught to her and relates to her work with plants and people.
My name is Maegan Lopez, I am from the Tohono O’odham Nation, located in Southwest Arizona. I was brought up in a village called Wejij Oidag (“New Fields”) which is about 90 miles from Tucson, AZ and a mile from the U.S./Mexico border. I’m a mother, daughter and sister. I currently work at Mission Garden, my role at Mission Garden has given me the opportunity to work with wonderful plants and people, and I am on the Board of Old Pueblo Archeology Center, which helps implement policies for the organization.