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346 Duquesne Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
520 394 2010 https://www.patagoniapubliclibrary.org/

November 2019

Mescal Agave Use in Arizona: Food, Fiber, and Vessel

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friends of the Patagonia Library, 346 Duquesne Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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The agave plant was used by Native peoples for numerous utilitarian items. Mescal served as a valuable food source still being harvested and prepared to this day by many Indigenous groups. For millennia people have pit roasted the heart of the plant yielding a nutritious food staple rich in calcium and zinc. This talk includes the life history of mescal, and the multitude of Tribal uses of this intriguing plant and their long relationship with this plant from centuries ago…

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