Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sonoran Herbalist Apprenticeship Program – 2014

We are working on dedicating this site to the plants of the Sonoran desert and the people who use them featuring various educational opportunities and a plethora of information to come. In the meantime, . . .  you can still find out about our 2014 Sonoran Herbalist Apprenticeship Program on the Desert Tortoise Botanicals site.


And if you don’t see the educational opportunities you’re looking for . . . give us a holler and let us know what you’re interested in!

Herbal Winter Apothecary: Take Control of your Health

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Monarda Honey

Monarda Honey

Be prepared to ward off illness and promote your vitality! Join local herbalist, John Slattery, for a day of medicine making in preparation for the upcoming cold and flu season. You will learn to prepare a variety of preparations (syrups, teas, oxymels, etc.) ideally suited for common viral infections. In our discussions we will explore the nature of host resistance and how to enhance it, and take a closer look at our local herbal pharmacopeia. Class fee covers materials for take-home, ready-to-use, potent herbal remedies you will now be equipped with the knowledge to make for yourself and your family. Limit 8 people. Class site is at Desert Tortoise Botanicals 4802 E. Montecito Street in Tucson – Time 9AM – 4PM – Cost $85 (includes class materials and handouts) – Contact Dan at or or visit to register.