University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents

Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

John Slattery

John Slattery helps people develop relationship with the native plants of the Southwest while developing community resiliency through the spread of this knowledge. His passions include creating unique foods from the landscape of the Sonoran desert as well as medicines which derive from a deep connection to place. His Sonoran Herbalist Apprenticeship Program educated the community from 2010 to 2016, and he founded Desert Tortoise Botanicals, a handcrafted herbal products company, in 2005, after completing a clinical herbalist training at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. John maintains a clinical practice in Tucson, Arizona where he joins his young daughter on forays into the local desert landscape. John Slattery is the author of "Southwest Foraging."

Visit website

Scheduled events:
Foraging in the Southwest
A forager and author teams up with the editor of "Edible Baja" magazine, for a fun adventure of foraging, finding, and loving edible wild plants.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks Experience Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: John Slattery
Moderator: Megan Kimble

Southwest Foraging
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
August 2016
ISBN 9781604696509
Paperback, 328 pages
$24.95, INSTOCK
Buy now

"Southwest Foraging" profiles 117 plants, with detailed information for safe identification, advice on sustainable harvesting, and tips on preparation and use. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

Show sponsors