Edible - Medicinal Desert Plants Guided Walk

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

March 10, 25, 2018   1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Choctaw nation ethno-botanist Dave Morris narrates Sunday guided walks Feb. 25 and also March 25 explaining edible and medicinal uses of native desert plants along the Curandero Trail. Here's your chance to learn about prickly pear cacti, ratany, agaves, jojobas, and ways plants have fed, healed and clothed Sonoran desert peoples for more than 1,000 years. Desert plants enthusiast Jim Shepherd guides this walk on Saturday March 10, and on his tour Jim also shares a few tastes of agave, nopal and mesquite!

   ** Note: this tour explores the Curandero Trail, with steep sections not suitable for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers.**