March 18 – Arizona Herb Association
Explore samples of plants found on the museum grounds with the perspective of how they fit into the medicine chest, sewing box, and kitchen pantry of those who lived here before the Europeans arrived. Still common in the landscape or scattered in the surrounding desert, plants that function aesthetically now were hugely important to those early settlers of the valley. Long before the Europeans brought new plants to the culture, people living in the low desert made do with what they had and found it useful! As visitors go on the trails they can recognize important plants as well as the dwellings and other remains.
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This program is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities.