Edible Tree Series 


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Trees Matter... and they're tasty!

Trees provide many functions and benefits. The Edible Tree Series is devoted to demonstrating the important function of community engagement that trees provide by showing how different trees can be harvested, processed, and prepared as a means of food. Events in the series are designed as a community building program with opportunities to attend potlucks, happy hours, workshops, go on harvesting events, and volunteer to help educate the public on the free food that trees provide. Events occur quarterly and at varying locations throughout the Valley.

Our program in action


Mesquite Pancake Breakfast
led by Trees Matter & sponsors | Oct. 28, 2017 | View photos here.

Mesquite Processing & Harvesting Presentation
led by Peggy Sorensen | June 14, 2017 | View photos here.

Palo Verde & Ironwood Workshop
led by Kelly Athena | April 12, 2017 | View photos here.

Acorn Processing Workshop
led by John Slatter
y | Feb. 18, 2017 | View photos here.


Take a look at our calendar below to view upcoming Edible Tree Events!

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upcoming "Edible Tree Series" events

    • Sat, December 16, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Farm at South Mountain | 6106 S. 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

    Join Trees Matter and your community for pecan harvesting at The Farm at South Mountain. Greg Brownell, Director of Sustainability and Community Relations at The Farm, will provide a tour around the grounds and give a history of The Farm. Participants will then harvest pecans and enjoy samples of pecan pie bars, pecan shortbread cookies, and spiced pecans made by The Farm staff! This event is part of Trees Matter's Edible Tree Series Program.

    Pet Friendly Event (but a leash please!)

    *Please note we cannot control how many pecans are available to harvest as the trees make up their own minds of when to drop their pecans.

    Visit our Facebook event page for this event by clicking here.

    Learn more about The Farm by clicking here.



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