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Taste of the Desert, Lecture with Bernadine McCollum

November 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our desert is filled with plants that can be used for food. Learn how to identify, harvest and use the desert’s bounty to make delicious jellies, cookies, breads and more. Class includes a tasty sample of desert food.
Join us in-person or on Zoom ($10 for non-members): Bernadine MacCollum will talk about palo verde beans, mesquite beans, prickly pear nopales (pads) and tunas (fruit) saguaro fruit, barrel cactus fruit, and cholla buds. She will tell people how to harvest them and give some ideas on what dishes they can make. I’ll give them 3 samples of foods made from desert plants.
Call 928.684.2272 for Zoom reservations or come to the museum on Tues. Nov. 9, starting at 11 a.m. Lecture will be in the Learning Center. Free for members. 
Pictured: saguaro ice cream, mesquite apple bread, nopale tortilla chips with prickly pear salsa.


November 9, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm