August 17: Harvest the Desert at Desert Awareness Park
A third desert harvest workshop on desert edibles is being offered by the Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation Saturday, August 17 beginning at 8 a.m. at Desert Awareness Park, 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. This harvest involves techniques for gathering and preparing prickly pear fruits (tunas), Mormon tea and jojoba nuts. Participants will get to taste mesquite cookies, jojoba nuts, prickly pear juice and Mormon tea.
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.