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Wild Workshop


This hands on program features plant uses from a pharmacological perspective and traditional uses for healing, wellness, and food.

During this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the ethnobotany practiced by early people and all the wildlife which lives among the desert flora. As part of the experience, you will harvest several plants and prepare a poultice, a tincture, and 2 ointments to take home. On the plant tour, you will also tour our sanctuary and learn the many ways in which desert plant life and wildlife interact with each other to survive.

All materials included! 

Long-time educator and Desert Awareness Committee* member, Diane Vaszily, will take you on a tour to explore the medicinal plants that grow in our desert backyard.


Date:  Sunday, October 14th, 2018,  9am-Noon 

Where:  Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

               27026 N 156th Street

               Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Cost:  $75, materials included

*Desert Awareness Committee has been the community resource advocate for the Sonoran Desert since 1974. Their mission is to educate residents and visitors so that they may join us in understanding, conserving and preserving our fragile desert, its plants and animals, its water and wildlife.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Refunds will be given with only cancellations requested prior to one week before the event.  If SWCC cancels or needs to reschedule the event, then refunds will be automatically provided.  As long as the event/program goes on as scheduled, regardless of weather or traffic circumstances, refunds are only given with a one week notice of cancellation.  Less than one week notice cancellation means the registration donation will be kept as a donation to SWCC.  Please contact the following email if you need to cancel your event/program registration: