Tuesday, June 8, 2010
HARVESTING MESQUITE BEANS FOR FLOUR AND NUTRITION
Lori Olsen and I enjoyed our morning outing with the Phoenix Permaculture Guild to harvest Mesquite beans. Usually the beans are harvested in early June, but when we got to the location we found that our Spring in the desert was actually about 5 weeks delayed! I had noticed how wonderful this spring has been - with our first 100-110 degrees just hitting last week - but didn't realize how many weeks we had been gifted!
I scheduled a class on the Mesquite Trees (several varieties to understand) and an opportunity to gather the beans to be made into Protein Shakes, Flour and other recipes on July 17,2010 7-9am (Saturday). It will be hot, so bring water, hats and a container to gather the pods in. Lori will help me with the class if her schedule will allow! Happy Summer! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you will be attending. This class counts towards required Experiential Learning for the Herbal modules.
Posted by Jacque Gurney, CNHP, HHP, THC