Hammermill Operation & Safety Workshop with Desert Harvesters, May 21, 2017 — Tucson AZ

Hammermill Operation & Safety Workshop

Our trailer-mounted hammermill in action. Photo credit: Jim Harris.

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 am – 12:30 noon

Venue: Las Milpitas Farm
Address: 2405 South Cottonwood Lane, Tucson, AZ

Cost: $15 per person (or $25 if you register for both Mesquite Pods 101 on May 20 & Hammermill Operation & Safety Workshop on May 21)

This hands-on workshop is for those wanting to learn how to grind mesquite (or carob) pods into flour with our hammermill.

Participants can bring pods to the Mesquite 101 Workshop on Saturday to be milled on Sunday. We will mill some or all pods for free if we have time during the training, but there is no guarantee that they will be milled at these events, as the priority is to train millers, not provide milling.

Desert Harvesters Trainers will also share details about Tucson’s Sonoran Desert, including how to plant, grow, and harvest its bounty. You will learn how to run a Desert Harvesters event, from the planning stages, through the administration tasks, through the management of the event itself.

We need passionate and dedicated VOLUNTEERS for the 2017 harvest and milling season—millers, volunteer coordinators, volunteer event workers, demonstration coordinators, and trainees. There will be paid positions for trained Miller, Lead Miller, and Ticketer.

Join us in building place-based skill and community! Photo credit: Jim Harris.

Those who volunteer at least five hours at the Mesquite Milling and Fiesta on June 22 will receive in exchange a copy of Desert Harvesters’ new “Eat Mesquite and More! A Sonoran Desert Living Cookbook!” due to be released end of summer!

To register, RSVP, or for questions about these workshops: workshops@desertharvesters.org.

Trainings are limited to 25 participants, so register early to assure your place!

This event made even better due to generous support from Lush Cosmetics & The Sustainable Lush Fund.