May 11: Desert Harvest Workshop at Desert Awareness Park
A Desert Harvest Workshop on desert edibles is being offered by the Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation Saturday, May 11. The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. at Desert Awareness Park, located at the corner of Cave Creek and Vermeersch Roads in Cave Creek.
This 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.
The harvest involves techniques for gathering and preparing mesquite beans, prickly pear fruits (tunas), jojoba nuts and Mormon tea. Participants will get to taste mesquite cookies, jojoba nuts prickly pear juice and lemonade.
Gather at the Desert Heritage Center, across the wash from the first parking lot. Handicapped parking is available on the far side of the wash.
A $3 donation per person is requested.