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Edible Shade Tops Pancakes With Trees

March 22, 2017

The Watershed Management Group hosts its spring Edible Shade mesquite pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 26, from 9 am – 12 pm at its Living Lab and Learning Center, 1137 Dodge Boulevard. Toppings for the pancakes include locally produced Prickly Pear syrup! Children will enjoy the La Casa del Chorrito playhouse. There will be presentations on sustainability practices, an artisan market and hands-on learning activities.

Moreover, free desert-hardy shade trees will be provided by TEP. All you need to get one is to bring your current TEP bill. Choices include:

 Netleaf Hackberry
Netleaf Hackberry (Celtis reticulata)
Foothills Palo Verde
Foothills Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla)
Sweet Katie Burgundy Desert Willow
Sweet Katie Burgundy Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)

It is advisable to make reservations, as there are only 500 tickets available. If those sell out in advance, there will be no ticket sales at the door.

Watershed Management Group is a non-profit volunteer-based organization focus on creating a balance between sustainability and economic prosperity. WMG, based in Tucson, holds workshops on rainwater harvesting, landscaping with native plants and trees and other sustainability practices at its Living Lab and Learning Center, 1137 Dodge Boulevard.

WMG’s volunteer Monsoon Squad maintains 5 community rain gardens in Tucson, where its members learn proper desert gardening techniques. The Monsoon Squad is managed by Emma Stahl-Wert, WMG’s Sonoran Landscape Specialist. The Weekly Green spoke with her about the Edible Shade breakfast, the Monsoon Squad and the fine art of weeding.

(Interview 8:30)

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