There's a lot going on inside and out: cooking up desert food delights, building with earth, harvesting rain, growing soil, planting abundance, stewarding our watershed, sharing the bounty with the community.
We're in the Tucson Mountains foothills not far from downtown Tucson.
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Bean Tree Farm is a United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary.
Many of our products are live culture and lacto-fermented, and require refrigeration.
Pricing and availability vary depending on season and ingredients.
Contact us to make up a gift basket or a selection of desert foods for your event.
Pre-paid farm cards and shares of our seasonal products are available. Or give the gift of a farm card to a friend!
Contact us for availability and about joining our farm share program. email@example.com
All workshops of the 2019 series include:
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Workshops build desert living skills, awareness and understanding in a beautiful and inspiring Sonoran Desert Botanical Sanctuary.
Relationships emerge between planting, building, sun, rain and resource recycling to enhance cooling, comfort and culinary creativity.
COB BOTTLE WALL BUILDING, SPRING HARVEST & FEAST
February 16, 8am-2pm, $125*
Learn to build a beautiful little cob/bottle structure. Planning, design, building tips will empower you. Plenty of time for a desert harvest walk and feast.
COBBING & COOKING WITH CHOLLA
April 20, 9am-1pm, $75
There will be mud, straw, sand, water, and spring in the air. And there will be cholla buds to harvest, prepare and enjoy with other seasonal delights.
SAGUARO SOLSTICE CELEBRATION & HARVEST
June 22, 7-10am, $50
Come thank the desert, stand with saguaros, hear the wind make music through their spines.
Drink cooling beverages and enjoy a light brunch including the most delicious Sonoran Desert fruit.
PARTY WITH PRICKLY PEAR FOR FOOD AND PLASTER
August 17, 8am-12pm, $75
Explore and enjoy the luscious fruit and prickly pad of Opuntia. As food, drink, medicine and building ingredient it is unsurpassed. In this late summer heat, cool off and clean off with a spritz from the hose at this mud-loving event.
A BERRY MERRY BRUNCH BUNCH
October 19, 9am-1pm, $75
Enjoy cooler fall weather, wolfberry/hackberry harvesting, possible plaster finishes, the fruits of our labor, and of the delicious desert.
Have your building skills inspired you to begin a back yard or community project? Share your plans and dreams with the group, and invite them to a work party!
BARREL CACTUS & WINTER SOLSTICE WONDERLAND WALK
December 21, 9am-1pm, $75
How many holiday treats and gifts can we create with barrel cactus fruit, fiber and seeds?
Explore the many culinary and other uses of barrel cactus, walk the site as we gather aloysia and winter herbs, share a feast, and celebrate the beginning of another season.
MORE 2019 WORKSHOPS, DEMOS AND OPPORTUNITIES
2019 DEMOS at SANTA CRUZ RIVER THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET
DESERT HARVEST AND HOME-MADE DEMO SERIES are held on 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons.
Free and open to the public.
See listing below for details
PIMA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Bean Tree Farm, AHA and Desert Harvesters will be offering desert food demos, talks and presentations throughout 2019 at various libraries.
Check HERE for info on scheduling.
SPG offers day and weekend workshops as well as the annual 72-hour Permaculture Design Course each February, which we highly recommend.
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We stay pretty busy with projects on the farm, and keeping up with social media is not one of our strong points!
If you want to get in touch, sign up for a farm share or workshop,
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Please note: the farm is located in a small private residential community.
Visits and events are by appointment.
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