“Have Your Shade and Eat It Too” at Watershed Management Group’s 1st Annual Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast

Watershed Management Group (WMG) invites you to celebrate the bountiful food and shade of our region’s native and desert-adapted edible trees at our 1st Annual Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 23, 2014. We’re excited to add our own twist to this tasty Tucson tradition began by Desert Harvesters. Come enjoy local mesquite pancakes and more as you explore sustainability practices in action at WMG’s Living Lab and Learning Center.
 
The Edible Shade event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at 1137 N. Dodge Boulevard in central Tucson. Admission is free, with pancakes available for $2 each or three for $5. All proceeds will benefit Watershed Management Group’s educational programs.
 
This fun-filled morning will feature activities for the whole family. Along with breakfast, guests will be treated to live music, an artisan market, and presentations from local educators including water-harvesting guru Brad Lancaster, heritage fruit tree expert Jesús García, and the Iskashitaa Refugee Network.
 
Don’t miss the free shade tree distribution at this event courtesy of Tucson Electric Power. Bring your TEP bill and take home a native velvet mesquite tree, ready to plant and add delightful shade to your home landscape. Supplies are limited, so arrive early! Limit one per household.
 
Attendees are encouraged to bicycle, carpool, and use public transportation. Plenty of secure bike parking will be available on site, and as an added bonus Fair Wheel Bikes will be offering free basic tune-ups.
 
WMG’s Living Lab and Learning Center is located on the #4 Speedway bus route and within a quarter mile of the #11 Alvernon route. Car parking is limited; guests parking on neighborhood streets are asked to respect homeowners’ driveways. Additional parking is available in the Denny’s parking lot accessible from Speedway.