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Desert Harvesters (DH) is based in Tucson, Arizona, in the beautiful, unique Sonoran Desert. For over twenty years Desert Harvesters has supported and grown community food and water security by inspiring the “re-wilding” of urban and suburban neighborhoods with delicious, drought-hardy, super-nutritious desert food plants, and cooking up affordable, place-based recipes anyone can create in their kitchen: A Grass-Roots Gastronomy!

Welcome to Desert Harvesters’ new website!

The site is under construction until projected completion in 2023.  It is being designed in response to community feedback to be more organized, user-friendly, easier to navigate, visually engaging, inspiring and interactive. Thanks to all who have helped improve this site!

For updated information about Sonoran Desert plants, tending, processing, cooking etc. see our 15 NEW Native Food Guides

Desert Harvesters is grateful to be able to work within traditional Tohono O'odham,

O'odham Jeweḍ and Pasqua Yaqui homelands, and acknowledges our ongoing commitment

to un-learn and help change colonial behaviors through personal and group work.

EAT MESQUITE & MORE COOKBOOK, Second Edition is nearly done!

The cookbook is in the final stages of gluing and binding! 

We are grateful for support from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona's THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANT and The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Viva La Vida Local Fund, which has helped make this work possible.

Purchase your revised and updated cookbook, available in early April. Pre-order HERE!

THANKS to the 200+ people who have  pre-ordered the cookbook- your up-front funding has enabled us to print, even with supply chain/paper delays and added costs!

Please consider making a donation to support the publication of a revised 2nd edition!

NEON:  Neighborhood  Empowerment and Outreach Network

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NEON was created for folx to connect and exchange desert foods and resources focused on planting, tending, harvesting, processing, sharing, innovating, appreciating, trading and using foods from local native Sonoran Desert food forests and Sky Islands.



Desert Harvesters thanks the following organizations for ongoing partnership, support, and generous funding over many years: