Desert Harvesters is a grassroots organization born of a desire, and evolved by a multi-decade practice, to grow, connect with, and contribute to a more delicious life enhancing our health and that of the place where we live, work, and play.
We promote and enhance the planting, awareness, and use of native wild food sources, which can thrive on harvested rainfall and runoff without the additional irrigation that depletes both groundwater
and creeks and rivers. We offer workshops in how to harvest and prepare mesquite and other native foods, hold community events to celebrate local harvests, run tastings and mesquite millings to improve the harvest and simplify its processing, and plant native food-bearing trees and understory plantings throughout Tucson and beyond. By fostering a reciprocal relationship between native plants and local people, we believe (and have found) we can strengthen local food security, reconnect people with the ecosystem, and build a more dynamic and sustainable community.