June 21, 2019 - June 22, 2019
Saguaro Fruit Harvest
Venue: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Time: From: 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
High summer is the beginning of the O'odham calendar, as this is the time to harvest saguaro fruit. Spend the morning gathering and preparing fruit in the O'odham manner, using a harvesting pole made from the ribs of the giant cactus, then learn how the fruit was traditionally cooked into a sweet syrup. The class will discuss other desert plants that were important food sources for native peoples and about the animals that use the saguaro for food and shelter. Registration required. 1 day class - either June 21 or June 22.