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February 2023

Plants of the Mojave Desert and the Traditional Tribal Uses with Carrie Calisay Cannon

February 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueble Room, Monte Vista Village, 8865 E. Baseline Road
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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Although the desert may seem like a desolate landscape devoid of life, it is actually home to hundreds of unique species. Some are only visible or appear alive for a short time, others grow for hundreds of years, and many are not found anywhere else on earth. Participants will learn about the many traditional Tribal plants uses, what plant life makes North American Deserts so unique, and how the Mojave stands apart from the rest of America. This event is…

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March 2023

They Beat the Heat: How Arizonans Survived the Desert Heat in the Days Before Air Conditioning with Christine Reid

March 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pueble Room, Monte Vista Village, 8865 E. Baseline Road
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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Drawing from multi-cultural influences of the variety of people who helped build Arizona, discover how creative adaptations in lifestyle, architecture, building materials, town planning and even humor all contributed to surviving intense desert temperatures. What have we forgotten and what can we learn from the wisdom of those who came before as climate becomes a vital and daily issue in life today? Using newspaper clippings, anecdotes, and photographs, the story is told how Arizonans adjusted to life in the desert…

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