Join in our “Campaign for Creosote”
Attend Robin Kobaly’s Presentation
“The Wondrous World of Creosote”
Cactus Mart ~ Morongo Valley, CA
Sunday May 6, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm
DO YOU LOVE CREOSOTE?
If you don’t, we think you will after you hear the incredible stories about this plant’s past, present and future. You might not know about the mystery, the medicine, the magic, the lore, the ancient history, the coveted uses, the intriguing aroma, and the vital importance of this common plant of southwest deserts…but if you do know these captivating backstories, you likely already love creosote the way we do.
If you want to know more…join us for an enlightening talk by Robin Kobaly, botanist and Executive Director of The SummerTree Institute, for a fun hour-and-a-half presentation filled with facts, feats, and true stories about Creosote at Cactus Mart ‘s Cacti, Succulent, and Desert Plant Emporium in Morongo Valley. This is the first time this lecture has been presented, and it includes personal experiences Robin has shared with prominent botanists who made ground-breaking research discoveries about this ancient plant.
Creosote has been revered by indigenous peoples for thousands of years, but now, we barely give it a second thought, and regularly remove every plant off desert lands during development, not realizing the asset these valuable plants offer to each parcel of land they have called home for eons.
We invite you to attend this lively presentation – to make YOU a fan of this ancient desert plant that gives so many gifts to each one of its neighbors, from wildlife and pollinators to the entire landscape including humans, and to our valuable air quality.
Cactus Mart will have locally-grown, locally-sourced creosote plants at the event, ready for adoption into YOUR yard. These potted creosotes were lovingly grown by the Mojave Desert Land Trust from seed collected locally, so they are perfectly adapted to our climate and soils.
Reserve your spot with a $10 tax-deductible donation per person to The SummerTree Institute for this one-and-a-half-hour engaging presentation. We hope to see you there!
- Cactus Mart – 49889 29 Palms Hwy. (Hwy 62), Morongo Valley, CA 92256
- Sunday, May 6, 2018 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 pm
- Seating is outdoors under shade; bring a hat and water
- $10 Donation – includes handouts ~ Pre-registration required
Eco-Discovery Tour of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Led by Robin Kobaly, Botanist
Thursday May 24, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stroll along a half-mile boardwalk under a lush canopy of trees as Robin shares secrets of the same native plants that sustained the Serrano Indians who inhabited this exact site for centuries. On this 3-hour stream-side excursion, Robin will identify native plants, and describe uses of these desert plants for food, medicine, tools, clothing, and shelter. Birds and other wildlife that may cross our path will be identified, and Robin will reveal fun stories about each creature. We’ll discuss marvels of bird migration, wonders of underground root partnerships, and surprising communications between plants and animals. Along the way, Robin will share valuable information on plant uses with her guests as they touch, smell, and taste their way along the trail, while Robin identifies plants, tells their stories and uses, and offers edible samples that she has harvested elsewhere and prepared for guests. Please call or email to reserve your spot; enrollment is limited to 15 adventurers. Reserve your spot with a $30 tax-deductible donation per person to The SummerTree Institute for this 3-hour adventure.
- Big Morongo Canyon Preserve – 11055 East Drive, Morongo Valley, CA 92256
- Thursday, May 24, 2018 ~ 9 am – 12 pm
- $30 donation per person ~ Pre-registration is required
We offer this adventure for a $30 donation per person. You may sign up here, and we will send you more information about the day’s adventure, what to bring, and how to get there.
For more information or to reserve your space, please call 760-363-7229, or email email@example.com