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Saguaro Fruit Harvest

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Venue: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Time: From: 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Recurring daily


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.