Free Public Talk: Desert Harvesters and Native Foods, with Brad Lancaster, sponsored by Keep Sedona Beautiful, March 23, 2012 – Sedona AZ

Keep Sedona Beautiful Speaker Series:

A series of monthly presentations on subjects of community interest that are aligned with the Keep Sedona Beautiful Mission: Preserving the Wonder™

Speaker Series events are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning in September and ending in June.

Note that the March event will be on Friday evening, March 23.

Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: Pushmataha Center • 360 Brewer Road • Sedona AZ 86336
Venue phone: (928) 282-4938

Brad will give a talk on Desert Harvesters, a group he co-founded in Tucson that celebrates and promotes the native foods of the Sonoran desert. Desert Harvesters’ Eat Mesquite! cookbook, along with signed copies of Brad’s water-harvesting books, will be available for sale after the talk.

Desert Harvesters and Native Foods: Put ‘em in your mouth, your yard, your street, and your neighborhood
This is a celebratory presentation on the history of Desert Harvesters and other dynamo local-food efforts that have enriched the Tucson community, ecosystem, and palates – and how you can likewise enrich the community where you live. Learn about grinding mesquite (and carob) pods with a hammermill or a Suzuki 4 x 4; irrigating food-producing street trees with the street; planting and picking the best tree-beans; throwing pie, mulch, and pancakes parties; creating a thoroughly delicious community-tasted cookbook; regenerating ecosystems in your pantry and landscape, and growing friendships and neighborhood networks while you’re at it! Desert Harvesters ( is a volunteer-run, grassroots effort based in Tucson, Arizona, that strives to promote, celebrate, and enhance local food security and production by encouraging the planting of indigenous, food-bearing shade trees (such as the Velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina)) in water-harvesting earthworks, and then educating the public on how to harvest, process, and enjoy the bounty.

Free wine and appetizers will be served by KSB.
Admission is free and open to the public, donations are appreciated.

For KSB’s most recent presentations visit their Home Page for Upcoming Activities and Events.