Celebrate saguaro harvest July 6 at Colossal Cave park

2013-06-27T00:00:00Z Celebrate saguaro harvest July 6 at Colossal Cave parkSubmitted by Gayle Alleman Arizona Daily Star
June 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The annual Ha:san Bak: Saguaro Harvest Celebration will be held July 6 at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail.

There are a couple of ways to participate:

• Attend the workshop

Start the day at 6 a.m. with an O'odham blessing. Learn to make a fruit picker, harvest the saguaro fruit and make syrup. Breakfast, featuring O'odham-inspired foods, is included, as are the rest of the day's activities. Workshop participation is limited to 25. Cost is $65 per person or $100 per couple. The deadline to register is Wednesday.

• Attend later activities

Starting at 10 a.m., listen to presentations, plant your own saguaro seed, do hands-on activities, hike the Archaeology Trail, learn how to flintknap (free) and make your own arrowhead (cost is $8).

Events will feature Lois Liston from the Tohono O'odham Nation, John Rhodes of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and flintknapper Jerry Marcantal.

Fry bread, Indian tacos and more will be available for purchase for lunch. Cost ranges from $3 to $8.

The park use fee is $5 per car up to six people.

Call 647-7275 or go to www.ColossalCave.com for more information.

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