P.O.Box 87704, Tucson AZ 85754
Phone: 520.907.9471
Desert Plant Workshops

Click here to watch "Cuisine of the Desert: Foraging for Cholla Buds".

Some might call them primitive skills—we call them timeless technologies which every citizen of the desert should know! Throughout the seasons we schedule outdoor hands-on workshops to share knowledge of the desert shared with us by Native elders. We guide you in sustainable harvesting of desert foods and traditional medicines, then through culinary alchemy, into the joy and good health they provide.

Ethnobotanist Martha Burgess of Flor de Mayo serves on the boards of Native Seeds/SEARCH and Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture. She has designed living history and "pre-history" vegetable gardens for Friends of Tucson's Birthplace's Mission Garden in Tucson. Look for upcoming classes sponsored by Flor de Mayo teaching about traditional Native foods, gardening, and harvesting, in support of Native Seeds/SEARCH, Tohono Chul Park, and other Tucson non-profits. Flor de Mayo events are sponsored by several different organizations. For details, please see below. Read Martha's blog at:

Cholla Bud Harvesting Workshops:

Saturday, April 4, 2015 7:30-9:30am
Tucson’s west side - register: Flor de Mayo 520-907-9471
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8-11am
Pima Co Parks&Rec DesDiscoveryCtr - register: 520-615-7855 x 6
Saturday, April 11, 2015 8-11am
sponsored by NativeSeeds/SEARCH - register: 520-622-0830 x 100
Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:30-11:30am
Tohono Chul Park - register: 520-742-6455 x 228 (Jo Falls)
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