Want to grow plants that have been used for centuries, from melon (Tohono O’odham yellow, crisp and sweet watermelon) to basket-making (from fibrous devil’s claw pods) and candy (made with amaranth seeds, popped and mixed with honey)? Come and learn in the March meeting of Sun Lakes Garden Club. Speaker Kevin Dahl, an experienced gardener and author of Native Harvest: Authentic Southwestern Gardening and Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert, will tell us about ingenious techniques developed by traditional farmers to grow nutritious crop varieties that thrive despite lack of water, poor soils and a multitude of pests. Kevin’s presentation will marry history and agriculture. You will be able to buy Kevin’s signed copies of his books too.
The Sun Lakes Garden Club meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on March 15 at Chapel House in Sun Lakes. We welcome guests at our meeting. If you want more information or are interested in becoming a member of the Sun Lakes Garden Club, please contact Nancy Sjolin at 883-3411 or visit our website at www.sunlakesgardenclub.com.