Monthly Classes at Desert Tortoise Botanicals


London rocket (Sisymbrium irio)


Herb of theMonth Series

at Desert Tortoise Botanicals

November 22 (Sat. 3-5p):  Sow Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)  

December 13 (Sat 3-5p):  Onion  (Allium spp.) 

January 10 (Sat 3-5p):  London Rocket  (Sisymbrium irio)

February 14 (Sat 3-5p):  Calendula  (Calendula


Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis

March 22 (Sun 2-4p): Chamomile  (Matricaria recutita)

May 2 (Sat 3:30-5:30): Canadian Fleabane (Conyza canadensis)

Class Fee – $10

Register now to reserve your space or pay at the door (Limited to 15 participants):


Price: $10.00

Location – Desert Tortoise Botanicals, 4802 E Montecito St. Tucson, AZ 85711

Join herbalist John Slattery on an exploration of the plants at the Desert Tortoise Botanicals garden. From naturalized plants to the intentionally planted he’ll be covering what’s in season. Traditions of use, edibility, medicine making, ecological significance, how to cultivate, clinical applications, and how to talk your neighbor into letting you harvest their weeds (so long as they’ve resisted using herbicides). Whenever applicable we’ll be tasting herbs, preparing as food and as medicine, sampling preparations, and discussing their historical and current significance. Each class will leave you inspired and excited to enjoy the plants of your area more thoroughly as you incorporate them into your life.

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