La Cocina Walks with Desert Harvesters, monthly in March, April, May, and June 2017 —Tucson AZ

La Cocina Walks 2017

On the following Tuesdays:

March 21
April 11
May 23
, and
June 20

5:30–6:30 pm

Desert Harvesters will lead casual walks from La Cocina through the historic El Presidio Neighborhood to identify native perennial food-bearing plants and other edibles. Walks start in spring and continue monthly thereafter into the oncoming heat of summer. Desert Harvesters is partnering with LaCo to incorporate native food ingredients into the menu during our Tuesdays-for-Tucson fundraiser nights, including prickly pear, cholla buds, nopalitos, desert herbs, mesquite, and more.

Will we find barrel cactus still thriving in El Presidio neighborhood?

Desert Harvesters is interested in seeing what wild ingredients might be in the LaCo neighborhood that could be sampled, harvested, and potentially used at LaCo. LaCo Walks are scheduled on Tuesday evenings so that after the walk, folks can support both LaCo and the organization that Tuesdays-for-Tucson benefits that evening; a percentage of LaCo’s night is donated to the organization. Desert Harvesters’ Tuesdays-for-Tucson fundraiser at LaCo is May 16—save the date!

Enjoy prickly-pear margaritas and other fine beverages along with LaCo’s delicious menu, post-walk!

Prickly-pear margarita. Photo credit: Barbara Rose.


•WHERE: Meet near the north entrance of La Cocina, at 201 N Court, located in the historic Old Town Artisans Plaza.

•COST: Walks are co-sponsored by Desert Harvesters, $5 donation per walk requested to support Desert Harvesters’ educational programs.

BRING: Drinking water, sun protection, camera, notebook, and anything else to make you comfortable.

ETC: For further information and to sign up, please contact: or