Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop – April 18
West Side Tucson near Trails End and Camino de Oeste, Tucson AZ
Cholla Bud and Nopal Harvesting Workshop
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, preserve, and cook with cholla buds and nopales, 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. Nopales (prickly pear cactus pads) are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, and also help balance blood sugar levels (great for diabetics!).
Taught by Martha Ames Burgess, ethnobotanist, herbalist, and traditional harvester.
Cost: $35 BASA members; $40 non-members (or $55 for the workshop and a one-year BASA membership).
Advance registration required. Contact Meghan at 520-331-9821 or meghan.mix(at)bajaaz.org for further information or to sign-up.