Adult Education Classes
Designed for you to improve your knowledge and practice your skills in some of the most beautiful locations in the region! Register by clicking the links below.
Wild Medicinal Plants: Healing with Nature
November 14 and November 17 – a two part experience
Presentation and Workshop – a two part experience
In today’s world full of pills and modern potions it is sometimes easy to forget that all medicines were once herbal-based. Join ethnobotanist and naturalist Vincent Pinto for an evening slide show and an outdoor workshop covering a wide range of local wild medicinal plants. Vincent will guide you in finding, identifying, collecting, storing, processing and using a plethora of healing plants. Discover various native species that collectively address a broad spectrum of ailments, including: headaches, stomach complaints, cuts/scrapes, eye infections, sore throats, dental issues, loose bowels, and more!
During this fun and informative workshop Vincent will demonstrate how to make your own salves, tinctures, oils, sachets, teas, herbal baths, and smudges. Includes several take-home wild medicines. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in your own daily health! Those wishing to participate in the outdoor workshop must also attend the indoor slideshow.
- Instructor: Vincent Pinto
- Fees, includes materials fee for take-home products: Tucson Audubon Members $85; Non-members $100
- Limited to 20 spaces
- Classroom: Wednesday, November 14 – 5:30 – 7:00 PM Historic Y Conference Room, Tucson, Arizona
- Workshop: Saturday, November 17, 9 AM – 3 PM, Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary, Patagonia, Arizona
Wait list policy: If you sign up for the wait list you will be contacted to complete registration if an opening becomes available.
Cancellation policy: For cancellations made more than 7 days in advance a full refund, less 25% administrative fee, will be given. No refunds can be made within 7 days of a class. To cancel your reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-209-1812.
Meet Our Instructors
Vincent Pinto, Naturalist, Ethnobotanist, Wildlife Biologist, and Wilderness Survival Instructor, has been teaching people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds about the Natural World since 1987. As a passionate Earth Steward, Vincent committed to the protection of the unique biodiversity of the Sky Islands in 1993 by purchasing Raven’s Mountain. With relentless determination Vincent manages and tirelessly protects the unique, unspoiled habitats of this 50+ acre Nature & Wildlife Sanctuary. Set on a dramatic foothill of the Chiricahuas, Raven’s Mountain is backed by over 100,000 acres of protected wilderness. Vincent founded his business Raven’s Way- Wild Journeys the same year and has since worked tirelessly to raise environmental awareness of Arizona’s unique and diverse Sky Islands. In 2008 Vincent established a second wildlife sanctuary, Raven’s Nest – a 42-acre preserve by Patagonia Lake.
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624