Mesquite Microenterprises Lecture & Mesquite Pod Milling
Saturday, October 2, 2021
10:00AM-12PM: Mesquite Microenterprise Lecture with Gary Nabhan
Noon-2:00PM: Mesquite pod milling with the BRN Mesquite Stewards
Location: Patagonia. Directions will be provided upon registration.
Join internationally-celebrated nature writer, agrarian activist and ethnobiologist, Gary Nabhan to learn about value added mesquite products that could potentially generate local livelihoods through the start-up of mesquite microenterprises. We will discuss non-timber forest products from mesquite trees that can support the creation of community kitchens, local honey production, woodworking studios, and other mesquite related endeavors.
These mesquite start-ups could reinforce the identity of the community and grow the regional restoration economy. You'll hear about existing success stories including mesquite microbrews, mesquite coffee, and mesquite tortillas to name a few. After the lecture, participants may bring mesquite pods to have milled by the BRN Mesquite Stewards and learn about milling mesquite pods into flour.
This workshop is being made possible with the support of the Patagonia Regional Community Fund.
Sign-up: To register contact Juliet Jivanti, BRN Education Coordinator at email@example.com.
*Participants must wear a mask and adhere to CDC guidelines.
"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
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