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National Parks Store: Harvesting Desert Foods Part II

Join us for part II of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s presentation on the subject of local food and how native people subsided on what was naturally available.

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Join us for part II of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s presentation on the subject of local food. From the Hohokam to the Tohono O’odham, native people lived exclusively off of what was naturally available. The gastronomic heritage of the area played a large role in securing Tucson’s designation by UNESCO as a World City of Gastronomy. There are only 18 cities in the world with that distinction, and only two sites have been designated in North America –Tucson and Ensenada.

In this talk you will hear about historical and prehistorical tools for food preparation. Plants were also widely used for medicines and building materials. Recently it has been discovered that consumption of these native plants provides health benefits. To wrap it up, you will learn about traditional ways of preservation and storage, and then modern ways to do the same so that your family can enjoy the Fruits of the Desert every day of the year.

Presentations at 12 PM & 2 PM.

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Event Tags: American Indian, Arizona, demonstration, educational, environment, free, Native American, presentation, Sonoran Desert, traditional, Tucson

Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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