JULY 17, 2013

Desert harvest planned for Aug. 17

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mormon teaA third Desert Harvest Workshop on desert edibles and is being offered by the Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation on Saturday, August 17 beginning at 8 a.m. at Desert Awareness Park, corner of Cave Creek and Vermeersch Roads in Cave Creek.

prickly pearThis event is part of the edible and medicinal desert series offered by the Desert Awareness organization which provides programs for all CCUSD fourth grades, stewardship for Desert Awareness Park and community wide programs on sustainable desert living.

This harvest involves techniques for gathering and preparing Prickly Pear fruits (tunas), Mormon Tea and Jojoba nuts. Participants will get to taste mesquite cookies, jojoba nuts and prickly pear juice and Mormon tea.

jojobaGather at the Desert Heritage Center, across the wash from the first parking lot. There is handicapped parking available on the far side of the wash.

Call the FCF office at 480-488-1090 for more information.

A $3 donation per person is requested.