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(Webinar) Mescal Agave Use in Arizona: Food, Fiber, and Vessel

Wednesday, July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$15.00 – $32.00

Join us for a webinar by Carrie Cannon, Ethnobotanist for the Hualapai Department of Cultural Resources. There are nearly 300 mescal agave species in the world native to the Southwest United States and Mexico.  The agave plant was used by Native peoples for numerous utilitarian items. Mescal served as a valuable food source still being harvested and prepared to this day by many Indigenous groups. For millennia people have pit roasted the heart of the plant yielding a nutritious food staple rich in calcium and zinc. This talk includes the life history of mescal, and the multitude of Tribal uses of this intriguing plant and their long relationship with this plant from centuries ago to the modern era.

About The Speaker:

Carrie is a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and is also of Oglala Lakota descent. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology, and an M.S. in Resource Management. She began working for the Hualapai Tribe of Peach Springs, Arizona in 2005 where she began the creation of an intergenerational ethnobotany program for the Hualapai community. She administers a number of projects promoting the intergenerational teaching of Hualapai ethnobotanical knowledge working towards preservation and revitalization to ensure tribal ethnobotanical knowledge persists as a living practice and tradition.

Please note that this will be a live Zoom lecture and not a lecture at the Garden. After registration (see below), you’ll receive a Zoom link from the Program Director one day prior to the lecture.

How it works: Register one person with one email at a time. If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails.  The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive a recording link within one business day.  Once the recording is sent, you will have seven days to watch the lecture. Access to the webinar recordings after the expiration date will be a charge of $15 (members) / $32 (non-members).

Cancellation and refund policy can be found here.

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(Webinar) Mescal Agave Use in Arizona- MEMBER
$ 15.00
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(Webinar) Mescal Agave Use in Arizona- NON-MEMBER
$ 32.00
99 available

Details

Date:
Wednesday, July 17
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$15.00 – $32.00
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Organizer

The Ruth Bancroft Garden
Phone
(925) 944-9352
Email
register@ruthbancroftgarden.org
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Cancellations up to 1-week prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 1-week prior to a class are non-refundable. The Ruth Bancroft Garden does not issue credits for future classes.