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Mesquite Harvest and Breakfast Cookout
September 21, 2014 @ 2:30 am - 4:30 am$22.50
Learn how to harvest and process mesquite pods with Laurie Melrood, educator affiliated with Desert Harvesters. This hands-on outdoor workshop will include a short botany lesson, and NEW guidelines and demonstration for picking mesquite pods and properly preparing them for milling. Participants will harvest if there is an early fall crop, take a hand at grinding, then sample mesquite pancakes served with homemade prickly pear syrup. Written materials and harvesting baskets supplied. Mesquite flour will be for sale. Laurie will read from her brand new local book The Pancake Tree, written for children about our magnificent Arizona mesquite. Wear comfortable clothing with long sleeves, a hat, sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Workshop fee is $22.50 and includes admission to tour the Park. Call for reservations, 398-2252.