Desert Foods Fiesta Featuring David Yetman

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am

Don't miss a chat with self-described desert rat David Yetman. You’ll see why his enthusiasm for the Southwest is so infectious!

His presention is part of the Desert Foods Fiesta. Festivities include:

  • Solar cooking with the Solar Guild of Tucson
  • Demonstrations on how to safely collect prickly pear fruit, extract the juice, and make jellies and syrups
  • History of the prickly pear
  • Prickly pear products and other desert treats available for purchase
  • Mesquite-pod milling into flour (please bring your mesquite pods and a container; milling fee of $3 per gallon; cash or check only)
  • Telescopes for safely viewing the sun
  • Refreshments and desert products available from San Xavier Farm Co-Op, Big Skye Bakers, Native Seed/SEARCH, Prest Coffee, just to name a few!

For more information, call 520-626-1825, email Mike ( or Sanlyn (, or visit

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning (Camp Cooper), 5403 W. Trails End Road
Tucson, AZ
United States
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College of Education/Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies
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Mike Mayer
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Mike Mayer.