Participate in a century-old Sonoran Desert springtime ritual of harvesting cholla buds sponsored by the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. After collecting this bounty from a site near the Museum, we will prepare it, along with other traditional foods such as tepary beans and nopalitos, and we will experiment making drinks with sweet "tunas". We will delve into the natural history of the cholla and its sister cactus the prickly pear, discuss associated myths, learn about the little red cactus-sucking bug that made some men rich and others slaves. The class concludes with a feast of native foods.  More information can be found here. April 10, 2010 from 8 AM -1:30 PM