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Medicinal Plant Seminars
 
 

MEDICINE PLANTS OF THE DESERT SEMINAR/HIKE

Native people who inhabited the desert regions used the pharmacopeia which surrounded them.  Virtually every plant outside their door had a use of some sort.  During our unique Medicine Plants of the Desert seminar and/or hike, participants see, touch, smell and learn how to use the plants of our desert regions on which the native cultures depended.  Identification and preparation of herbal tinctures, ointments and poultices is exciting and useful.

The seminar can be usually interwoven with a moderate hike to find and identify all plants.  This is truly an exciting three or four hour experience with medicine plants of the Southwest. Shorter ninety minute seminars are also available.

For a sample of what might be covered in a seminar, read one or more of the articles written by Diane A. Vaszily and published in local newspapers.

Below is a list of the medicinal and edible plants that might be covered during our seminars. 

  The information on desert edibles are from seminars presented by Lynne Hoss

  The link is the cook books used in the Desert Harvest

  Desert food publications from Boyce Thompson Arboretum

  The medicinal plant information are from seminars presented by Diane A. Vaszily

The experience is offered at various times and locations throughout the Phoenix and Prescott areas. See the listing below for currently scheduled seminars.

If your organization would like to sponsor a seminar, please contact us at 480-488-5477
or info@deserteyeeducation.com.

SWIHA ETHNOBOTANY STUDENT SEMINAR

Saturday February 6, 2015

9:00 - 1:00 PM

 
                               Sponsored:     Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts - www.swiha.edu

                               Presented by: Diane Vaszily 

                               Private class for the students of Professor Joann Sanchez

                               Location:     Desert Awareness Park

                                                    Cave Creek Rd. & Vermeersch Rd.

                                                    Cave Creek, AZ                  

 

                                                                   


FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE SONORAN DESERT SEMINAR

Saturday February 13, 2015

2:00 - 3:30 PM

                                       Sponsored:     Cave Creek Museum - www.cavecreekmuseum.org

                                       Presented by: Desert Awareness Committee

Join in on this exciting opportunity to learn about the plants and

                             animals of the Sonoran Desert.  Includes medicinal uses of plants,

                             edible plants and identifying animals typical of the area.

                                      

                                        Location:   Desert Awareness Park

                                                           Cave Creek Rd. & Vermeersch Rd.

                                                           Cave Creek, AZ  


          

SCITECH IN THE HIGH SONORAN DESERT

Saturday March 13, 2015

10:00 - 12:00 PM

                                       Sponsored:     Desert Awareness Committee - www.azfcf.org

                                       Presented by: Desert Awareness Committee Members 

 

                                        Become a Desert Explorer and discover all types of life in the desert with DAC.

                                        Designed for families ... scavenger hunt for all ages, plant identification and

                                        animal tracks and scat.                                                                                                                               

                                       email: dvaszily@deserteyeeducation.com


MEDICINALS & EDIBLES FROM THE DESERT

Walk and Talk Seminar

Saturday May 1, 2015

                                       Sponsored:     Desert Awareness Committee - www.azfcf.org

                                       Presented by: Desert Awareness Committee Members 

 

                                        Walk through the park, talk with our Desert Awareness Committee experts,.

                                        Learn to collect, grind, taste and make foods and medicines from the desert

                                        pharmacy!  Mormon Tea; Creosote; Mesquite; Jojoba; Palo Verde; Prickly Pear.                                                                                                                               

                                       email: dvaszily@deserteyeeducation.com


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Fees vary with sponsor, please call or e-mail for more information.

 

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