Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of Saddlebrooke Ranch invites you to attend on Wednesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m., Sarma Spitzer’s program “Ethnobotanical Gardening – Past and Present (or FUN with Ethnobotany).” The program will be held at La Hacienda Club, La Mesa Room. Learn what ethnobotany is and how the Native Americans have used available plants in the Sonoran Desert. With the addition of Spanish introductions, we’ll consider how presently we can use these same plants in our landscapes and gardens as ornamental as well as food and medicine.

Sarma is as close to a native Arizonan as you can get, a teacher, a librarian, a former Master Gardener and an energetic volunteer docent at Tohono Chul, working feverishly on plant propagation. Her interest as a vegetable gardener and a historian of plants will bring us a keen understanding of the best attributes of these plants in our gardens.

We encourage all SaddleBrooke Ranch and SaddleBrooke residents to attend. Open seating. No registration is required. For more information please contact Zann Wilson at [email protected] or 219-263-3261.