Cooking with desert plants

February 24, 2012 by  

On Thursday, March 8th from 9 to noon, and noon to 3 pm, Cooking with Desert Plants will take place at the Hassayampa River Preserve. The Hassayampa River Preserve is located at 49614 Highway 60 at Milepost 114, Wickenburg, arizona.

This event is for those who are interested in learning cooking skills acquired over many years using the things that grow naturally in the area. The live demonstrations will show you how to prepare and use native plants that grown naturally in the desert, as well as how to look after yourself and ensure you are well fed, should you ever happen to be lost or stranded in the desert. Demonstrations throughout the morning classes yield a lunch for the morning class to end on and the lunch class to begin on. The price of lunch is included in the cost of the session.

These classes are taught by Jean Groen and Don Wells, well-known authors of the book “Plants of the Sonoran Desert and Their Many Uses”. This class also received all day trail access at no charge. Part of the educational class will be spent on identifying and classifying what plants are edible and which should be avoided; therefore children can attend the event if accompanied by an adult.

You may have noticed the flyer printing around the community, as the printing companies have been hard at it producing the required amount. Price for this cooking class and seminar is $10 per person. For additional information, or a class outline, please call 928-684-2722 any time before the event.