Dave Morris spent decades studying how native people in Arizona used plant materials and survived in the Sonoran Desert. He's an ethnobotanist, member of the Choctaw nation, a raconteur, and popular guide for this once-a-month walking tour showcasing edible, medicinal and useful plants of the surrounding Sonoran Desert at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior.

Dave shares his botanical trove of Sonoran Desert knowledge (liberally sprinkled with excruciating puns and jokes). You'll see jojoba, creosote, and other plants while Dave explains their medicinal and edible uses. Join us to learn how prickly-pear cacti, ratany, agaves, jojoba and other native plants have fed, healed and clothed Sonoran Desert peoples for more than 1,000 years.

* * * Please note: this guided tour explores the Curandero Trail, which has steep sections that are not suitable for visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers.


  • Occurs Sunday, October 27th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm


Boyce Thompson Arboretum

37615 E. Arboretum Way
Superior, AZ 85173


Boyce Thompson Arboretum