May 6, 2018
2:00 - 4:00, Sunday afternoon
Desert Institute of Gardening
4341 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ
I'll be leading this workshop on mesquite, paloverde, and ironwood trees. Harvesting, making flour, recipes for medicine, bonbons, roasted paloverde popcorn, pickled paloverde buds, ironwood tea, and much more!
Here is the link to sign up: https://www.regonline.com/desertedibles2018
Here I am with a huge ironwood tree in a wash in South Mountain. Please join me for an afternoon of tasting and learning!
We'll walk the neighborhood and wash, harvest plants I have prior permission to, then come back to the kitchen and make tea and tasty dishes. Plants, seeds, and snacks will be available at no cost to all students. If you need Master Gardener education credit, this class applies toward it. Available to people of all walking and wheelchair abilities. No pets please.
3-5 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018
Exact address in the Ahwatukee Foothills 85048 is given upon registration. Questions? Walks@kellyathena.com
Master Gardener Kelly Athena will be holding a workshop on Sunday, January 21, in Ahwatukee 85048.
Educational credit will be given to Master Gardeners.
$20 or bring a friend: 2 people for $30.
The exact address will be given upon purchase of a ticket.
It's more of a Plant PARTY than a class!
Hands-on demonstration: We will make prickly pear juice--carefully.
We will then proceed to a nearby trail down a dry arroyo, uneven sandy and rocky ground, fairly easy.
We'll talk about medicinal and culinary uses for many plants we see, including desert lavender, ironwood, palo verde, wolfberry, sweetbush, and brittlebush.
Please wear good hiking shoes and socks, sunscreen, hat, and bring water.
Tickets available below via Paypal. One person cost is $20. Two people for $30.
First we'll make some prickly pear cactus juice and roast some cactus seeds. Then we'll go out for a walk in the desert with awareness of the culinary, medicinal beings all around us. Saguaros, Palo Verdes, Ironwood, Mesquite, Lavender, Turpentine Bush, and many other plants will be covered. 3:00 - 5:00
Ahwatukee Foothills. Exact address given upon registration.
$15 per person: pay here with Paypal . Take away new knowledge, new friends, and new plants and seeds from the workshop.
Cactus Kelly Plant Walk Dec. 3, Sunday, 2017, 3-5 p.m. You are invited!!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Held in the Ahwatukee Foothills
Address given upon registering for the class
$15 per person.
You'll receive some plants and seeds at the workshop!
Take a walk through desert lavender, palo verde, ironwood, sweetbush, brittlebush, and many more culinary and medicinal
Sonoran Desert plants! Sorry, not wheelchair accessible this time.
Next Plant Walks: Dec. 3, 2017 3-5 p.m., Sunday
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In my kitchen we'll prepare and roast barrel cactus fruits and seeds that I've collected. Then we'll go out to an urban riparian site, wheelchair accessible.
We'll harvest barrel cactus fruits, and check out the other wild plants on a nearby plant walk like mesquite, palo verde, ironwood, brittlebush, ragweed, and anything else we discover such as turpentine bush, desert lavender, desert tobacco, dried pineapple chamomile (Oncosiphon piluliferum), and the pesky invasive fountain grass.
I've got some extra aloe vera plants for everyone that attends.
You will get the exact address in Ahwatukee 85048 area near Chandler Blvd. and 24th Street after you register.
You have a place reserved in the workshop when you pay on Paypal or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are coming and paying at the door. Please sign up by September 20th. I'll send you a welcome to the class and further information.
Each person goes home with some wild foods and new knowledge.
Master gardener, Sonoran Desert forager
$15 per person on Paypal. $20 at the door. Thanks for your interest!
The Paypal registration button is below: Add to Cart.