THE SONORAN SUPERMARKET: ETHNOECOLOGY OF THE SONORAN DESERT
Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 pm (PT)
Learn how Native Americans and modern residents of the Sonoran Desert region have used their environment to find food, medicine and tools to live in harmony with the surrounding desert. Experiment with native foods, natural fibers, pigments and medicinal plants. Learn techniques to gather and process them.
The Sonoran Supermarket covers a lot of Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology concepts; how humans, in this case the Native Americans of the Sonoran Desert, Tohono O’Odham, Pimas, Yaquis and Seris interact with their environment by using plants and animals. We talk about medicinal plants, edible plants, tools and utensils including plant and animal fibers to make cordage and rope.
Tuesday April 19 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Grant Road & Alvernon