June 19, 2021
9AM -11AM, Patagonia, AZ
Lead By: Martha Ames Burgess, Adjunct Professor Tohono O'odham Community College
Join us for nature walks through mesquite bosques at various locations around Patagonia to learn about the natural history of mesquite, nutritional value and how to process for food and beverage use. We'll explore how to select, harvest, and store mesquite tree pods from the abundant and valuable local resource of mesquite trees. Prepare now so that you can begin to harvest mature pods for grinding into sweet, yet low-glycemic flour at our upcoming community mesquite milling workshop in the fall.
Mission Garden Mesquite Milling:
June 26, 2021
7AM-12PM, Tucson, AZ
Mission Garden is partnering with organizations and individuals passionate about mesquite to offer mesquite milling, workshops, and mesquite foods to the public.
Stop by Mission Garden for educational mini-workshops and demonstrations related to harvesting, growing, propagating, and cooking with mesquite. More details to come!
Community Mesquite Milling Workshop:
September 2021, Patagonia, Date TBD
Discover the process of mesquite seed pods into nutritious flour. Expect to learn how to select, prepare, mill and store mesquite pods and flour. We will offer a live demonstration of the milling process, as well as providing training on basic food and mill safety procedures. All attendees will receive a taste of mesquite flour and syrup and a handout on harvesting and processing pods for food.
Contact Juliet Jivanti, Educational Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
"And yet, as global temperatures continue to rise, as groundwater levels plummet, and as rivers and reservoirs dry up, social conflicts and poverty will inevitably worsen in the US/Mexico borderlands. How do we move toward a cohesive, binational plan with tangible solutions to alleviate these problems? We feel that a concerted effort to better utilize the many arid adaptation of mesquite trees can leverage new solutions."- Gary Nabhan
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Patagonia, AZ 85624
P.O. Box 121
Patagonia, AZ 85624