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Sustainable Mesquite Uses and Propagation
June 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn about Mesquites’ natural history in a climate change world and its many values to the landscape, humans, livestock, and wildlife along with current climate change challenges in our arid lands and how mesquite can be used as a climate smart solution. This training will also teach you how to germinate and grow mesquite from seeds, air layering, grafting and appropriate irrigation methods.
Borderlands Restoration Network has partnered with the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center and Desert Laboratory of Tummamoc Hill along with the College of Natural Resources and the Environment for a collaborative free workshop training series, Mesquite Artisan Training for Climate-Resilient Management of Mesquite Savannas and Woodlands in Southern Arizona: Creating Jobs for a Restoration Economy, funded by the University of Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) grant.
This free climate-friendly mesquite artisan training series will teach mesquite management and artisan skills that can enhance mesquite habitats in southern Arizona to reduce the impacts of wildfires, floods, drought, and heat waves in rangeland interfaces with rural communities.
The workshops will provide participants with hands-on training and skill building teaching sustainable uses for mesquite ranging from practical knowledge to managing mesquite on your property, learning about fine woodworking, and using mesquite as a local food source. Workshops are free and open to all participants 18+.
Instructors: Gary Nabhan, Ph.D, University of Arizona Southwest Center
Francesca Claverie, BRN Native Plant Program Manager
To register, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size limited to 20. Workshops will be conducted outdoors.