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Wild, Wonderful Sonora

This place of enchanted desert is a wilderness of many dimensions

   

 

Sonora, we call you wild -- in the sense that your land, music, food and people are enduring testimony to the living cultures that grow naturally in your environment.  Educator Rosabeth Moss Kanter says that all vibrant places need magnets (things that draw visitors) and glue (things that retain community). In this BorderLore edition -- we have several examples of what in Sonora is wild and wonderful -- and we sense the glue that holds it together:
  • Our open lands protect a medley of plant and wildlife communities -- including birds. Clustering in their own cultural communities, birds also figure prominently in many of our Native American traditions. Birds will be the focus of a Tucson Meet Your Birds pavilion this October, presented by the Tucson Audubon Society. Learn more about how birds and birders alike celebrate their own folklore here
  • It's appropriate in this month of Tucson's 238th birthday to catch an update about the outdoor heritage and natural character of Mission Garden. We learn progress about the Kino Heritage Fruit trees planting, the summer planting of the Timeline Garden, and the exciting offering of Mission Garden Seeds packets, from Dena Cowan, Community Outreach director, Friends of Tucson's Birthplace -- Mission Garden, here
  • Tucson is a musical town -- with song and dance traditions that reflect our region's deep and diverse heritages. We celebrate the breadth of these musical traditions at our TMY showcases, and Producer/Musician/TMY Performance Director Richard Noel gives us a sense of the distinctive sounds we'll experience this October, here. We also learn how music transcends borders, through a collection of Border Songs, here
  • CyraCom's paid interpreter training course has provided many Tucson residents who have language skills an opportunity to become interpreters. Today, CyraCom employs over 400 interpreters in Tucson with diverse cultural backgrounds and is helping organizations nationwide to bride language gaps. Read a portion of the CyraCom story here
  • The latest TMY headlines -- about our changed footprint and our programming -- are collected here.
While there is no "one-size-fits-all" definition of what is wild and wonderful to each of us, BorderLore hopes that our August stories feed your unique, heartfelt urge to celebrate the wild that you love.


2013 Tucson Meet Yourself. All rights reserved. BorderLore is the e-news magazine of Tucson Meet Yourself, bringing thoughtful documentation about regional folklore, folklife and all manners of artful ways (in language, food, dress, music, decoration, storytelling, history and more) that residents of these often-conflicted borderlands produce and share.


Editor: Dr. Maribel Alvarez
Staff: Monica Surfaro Spigelman   

 

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