Desert Harvesters Community Services
Wild Foods Consultations Site assessment of your home, school, or place of business to incorporate native food-bearing plants/food forests watered primarily with captured rain and run-off to ensure water and food security and to highlight native desert foods into meals and lifestyle
Mesquite Millings and Trainings Learn best harvest, processing, and storage practices for mesquite pods, how to inspect pods for quality and food safety, and how to participate in annual community mesquite pod millings
Delicious Desert Slideshow: A colorful overview of the amazing abundance and variety of Sonoran Desert/AZ Uplands native foods and plants, and delicious recipes created from them
Classes, hands-on workshops
Cooking and desert living skills demonstrations at Santa Cruz River Farmers Market
Seasonal Guided Harvest Walks, Tour & Taste Events, Forage and Feast
Meet & Eat self-guided explorations
Webinars, zoom classes, DH You-Tube videos
Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living
The Desert Can Feed You Native Plant Food Guides Information and inspiration for care and harvesting of perennial wild foods in urban and suburban settings featuring: ID, planting, and harvesting tips; free pocket tri-fold guides to print; Spanish and English versions (Mesquite, Ironwood, Palo Verde, Prickly Pear, How to Prune Multi-Trunked Desert Trees)
Desert Harvesters facebook page
Return Photography: Sonoran Desert Plant & Portraiture Project
Get Involved! Submit stories, art, and photos of you and your wild foods recipe, favorite native plants, animals, season, etc
NEON: Neighborhood Empowerment & Outreach Network/ Nourishment-Education-Opportunity-Networking
Arizona Homemade Artisans
has grown out of our desire to share a re-creative approach
to Sonoran Desert living.
In our view, everything is- and should be- interconnected:
building (including sculpting, drawing, painting!), gardening, self-care,
wild-crafting, cooking, conserving, recycling and regenerating
our art-full relationship with place.
The art of "home-making" strengthens neighborhoods and nature,
nourishes us, and feeds a common hunger
for an authentic way of life.
We want to collaborate with individuals and organizations
to grow AHA into a useful bridge, inspiring and connecting
old, new and aspiring artisans around the region.
We recognize that although we are all here together working for
a better world now, the history of occupation and privilege has enabled
abuses of people and nature that continue to this day.
We want to help change the story, to work collaboratively for truth,
justice and reconciliation in our dynamic, diverse and remarkable
Sonoran Desert community.
Building on many years of desert foods and living demonstrations
at Thursday Santa Cruz River Markets for Community Food Bank,
and over thirty years raising families, gardens and green buildings,
friends and fellow teachers Jill Lorenzini and Barbara Rose
feel inspired to further this work in the larger community.
The Community Food Bank has engaged us
to present 23 demonstrations at 2020
Santa Cruz River Farmers Markets.
Follow-up workshops at the farm
enhance and reinforce our free
We'd like to grow these kinds of offerings and empower more homemade artisans
to share their passion and diverse skills, at the farm, market
and around southern Arizona.
We're inviting conversation with all organizations and individuals
who would serve their vision, mission and purpose by collaborating with AHA.
Please share your thoughts and interest with us!
We're looking forward to hearing from and creating with you!
Attend and support these events.
Provide scholarships to partners, employees and young people.
We want our events to be as accessible as possible to all.
No donation is too small! To find out how you can help
support this effort, please contact:
Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods & Living: Submit recipes and photos for the next reprint/revision/re-envisioning of the cookbook