Medicine Plants of the Desert Workshop

Medicine Plants of the Desert Workshop

Medicinal and Edible Plants of the Southwest with Diane Vaszily

Join us at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center as we share the ethnobotany practiced by early people and all the wildlife who lives among the desert flora.  Long-time educator and Desert Awareness Committee member, Diane Vaszily, will take you on a tour to explore the medicinal and edible plants that grow locally. This hands on program features plant uses from a pharmacological perspective and traditional uses for healing, wellness, and food. As part of the experience, you will harvest several plants and prepare edibles,  a poultice, a tincture, and 2 ointments to take home. On the plant tour, you will also tour our sanctuary and learn the many ways in which desert plant life and wildlife interact with each other to survive. Materials and lunch provided!

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 11am-3pm

Where: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

             27026 N 156th St

             Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Cost: $75, lunch Included

Desert Awareness Committee has been the community resource advocate for the Sonoran Desert since 1974. Their mission is to educate residents and visitors so that they may join us in understanding, conserving and preserving our fragile desert, its plants and animals, its water and wildlife.