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Green Yucca fruit

Wild Foods Walkabout

  • Saturday April 13, 2013  7:30a-3:30p
  • Cost:  $70  (includes wild foods sampling feast!)
  • Where:  Local wildlands – location to be announced weather depending
  • Contact:  John at sonoranherbalist@desertortoisebotanicals.com with any questions about the class content
  • Register:  email Dan at dorsey@dakotacom.net or call 520-624-8030

Learn to eat from what you find in the wild!  Join Sonoran herbalist, John Slattery, on a wild foraging journey in our local desert & mountains.  We will be exploring the great diversity of native wild foods which exist in our local habitat.  Numerous wild foods will be identified, and we’ll gather and prepare some select edibles.  Basic topics covered will include: Proper Identification of Edible Species, Time of Year for Proper Harvest, Methods of Preparation, Location, Environment, and Habitat for each Plant.  We can carpool from the meeting place to the mountains.

Please bring proper walking shoes, protection from the sun, adequate water for a full day of sun exposure, and a packed lunch.

Native Seed Search Salon

  • Monday, March 18  6-8p          

    Garlic

    Garlic

  • No Charge
  • Garlic: Medicine for the People
  • Location: Native Seed Search Conservation Center 3584 E River Rd Tucson, AZ 85718

From the Eurasian Steppe to the Sonoran desert, the magic and aroma of garlic permeates the lives of the peoples of the Earth.  From warding off evil spells to influenza, lowering blood pressure to fighting cancer, we as a people, have bonded with garlic for millennia.  Join Sonoran Herbalist, John Slattery, for a discussion on the healing prowess of our beloved garlic from ancient times to the cutting edge of present genomic study.

Monday, March 18 6-8p No Charge Garlic: Medicine for the People Location: Native Seed Search Conservation Center 3584 E River Rd Tucson, AZ 85718 From the Eurasian Steppe to the Sonoran desert, the magic and aroma of garlic permeates the lives of the peoples of the Earth. From warding off evil spells to influenza, lowering blood pressure to fighting cancer, we as a people, have bonded with garlic for millennia. Join Sonoran Herbalist, John Slattery, for a discussion on the healing prowess of our beloved garlic from ancient times to the cutting edge of present genomic study.

Site Under Development

This site will feature information about the herbalists of the Sonoran region, their lineage, the plants and other natural substances they work with, and educational opportunities in traditional Sonoran herbalism.

Look to this site for information about upcoming herbal adventures in Sonora, Mexico with elder traditional herbalists, projects to support their work, and information about the herbs they use from the natural environment.

The Sonoran Herbalist Apprenticeship Program is a field-based training in the holistic art of working with wild plants for food and healing.  This Program takes place annually (from March to September) in southern Arizona based out of Tucson, AZ.  Nature is our classroom, and the plants are our teachers.