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Ethnobotany of the Mesquite – In the Botanical Garden

December 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The mesquite tree (prosopis spp.) is a fascinating and vital species in this region, not just ecologically but also culturally, nutritionally, and economically.  This workshop will include a basic introduction of the mesquite as a species but will primarily focus on how it has been used throughout history and its continuing importance today.  This class will include a lecture, a tasting of mesquite food products, and will conclude with a walk through the Botanical Garden’s mesquite grove.

Instructor:  Maeve Bassett, Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist

Fee:  $20 ($18, Garden members).  Registration deadline is December 3rd by 2:00 P.M.



December 4, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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  • Orange: These are events for BCMG members only.
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