Cholla Bud and Nopalito Harvesting Workshop – Flor de Mayo – April 26

Location – West Side Tucson, near W Ironwood Hill Dr & Camino de Oeste


Cholla Bud and Nopalito Harvesting Workshop

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, and cook with cholla buds and nopalitos, both traditional foods of the native peoples of the Sonoran desert.

Cholla buds are a superfood with high available calcium and complex carbohydrates that help balance blood sugar levels and provide sustained energy. Nopalitos (prickly pear pads) are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, and also help balance blood sugar levels (great for diabetics!).

Taught by Martha Burgess, ethnobotanist and herbalist.

Cost: $35 for BASA members, $40 for non-members (or $55 for the workshop and a one-year BASA membership). Advance registration required.

Contact Meghan at meghan.mix(at)bajaaz.orgĀ or 520-331-9821 for further information or to register.

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