Monthly Archives: January 2015

An Introduction to Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert with John Slattery

An Introduction to Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert with John Slattery

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When: Thursday, February 26  6-8p

Where: Food Conspiracy Co-op, 412 N 4Ave Tucson, AZ 85705

Cost: $6 per person

The flora of the Sonoran desert is tremendously diverse. In this class we’ll discuss a variety of significant medicinal plants of our region while exploring the world of herbal energetics through the ‘eyes of an herbalist’. We’ll be tasting a variety of herbal tinctures and teas made from plants of the Sonoran desert accompanied by a discussion of their traditional uses, simple ways to integrate these plants and medicines into one’s life, and the basics of herbal energetics and how to use them for healing.

 

 

Edible & Medicinal Plants of Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Saturday, April 25th

9a-12p

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Oak Grasslands

Ever wondered how the local plants can be used for food and medicine? Join Sonoran herbalist John Slattery for a walk through the oak grasslands of Oracle State Park. We’ll identify and discuss a variety of plants growing in the park while covering some aspects of botany, ethnobotany, harvesting techniques, medicine making, food preparation, clinical applications, and even how you might implement these plants into your home landscape. Each participant will leave with a renewed sense of awe and inspiration for the desert in which they live. Class is free with park admission.