Medicine Plant Class

Foothills Community Foundation 34250 N. 60th St., , Scottsdale

Learn how to use desert plants for a variety of ailments. Oil infusions, liniments, tinctures, and ointments made from common plants will be discussed, demonstrated, and created to take home! Fee $35

Geology Rocks!

Foothills Community Foundation 34250 N. 60th St., , Scottsdale

The rocks of the desert foothills have an incredible geologic story to tell. Take this trip through time with Chad Kwiatkowski, Master of Geology, as he provides insight into the past. Free to all!


The Holland Center 34250 N, 60th St., Bldg. B, Scottsdale

This is a follow up class for those who have participated in MEDICINE PLANTS OF THE DESERT. The class includes an in-depth look at the actions desert plants have on living systems. Participants will be involved in making ointments, spritzers and balms Register HERE

Archaeology Expo

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

Hikes and seminars along the trails of the Spur Cross Recreation Area. Hike to ruins and petroglyphs. Seminars on what our ancestors used for tools, foods, and medicines. Join the DAC as we partner with the Foothills Chapter of the AZ Archeological Society. Free to all!

DAC Adero Canyon Hike


Amazing Views, Ridgeline hike, views of Four Peaks, Superstitions, and Verde River Basin Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: Adero Canyon Trailhead 14800 N. Eagle Ridge Drive, Fountain Hills, 85268 Difficulty: moderate to difficult 5-6 mi Elevation gain: mild hills 480ft     Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking [...]

A Walk, Talk, and Taste of the Desert

desert awareness park N Vermeersch Rd, cave creek

You can live off the desert if you know what to pick and when. Of course, you need to know what to do with it! Find out as we stroll through Desert Awareness Park in small guided groups for an up close look at the food producing plants. We [...]

DAC Blue Wash Trail Hike


Waterfalls, canyons, and cottonwoods, enjoy this watershed hike past mines to a beautiful riparian habitat Leaders: Tammy Teegardin + Peggy Moss Trailhead: Blue Wash Trailhead off of Cave Creek Rd Difficulty: moderate 3.3mi Elevation gain: mild hills 441ft Bring: MASK, hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, sturdy hiking boots, PLENTY of [...]