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Sonoran Desert Series: Cool Cacti with Jill Lorenzini
June 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
The Sonoran Desert is dominated by a large variety of cacti: cholla, prickly pear, barrel, saguaro, and pincushion cacti all have unique shapes, features and foods. All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Learn about amazing areoles, found only on cactus, dreaded glochids, mucopolysaccharide slime, cactus fruit and pad nutrition and benefits, harvest seasons, identification, best harvest tools and practices, traditional and contemporary use. Sample saguaro fruit and pickled cholla buds.