Upcoming Events

Native Seeds/SEARCH Events


Mata Ortiz Artist Demo and Pottery Sale

Sunday, October 29th from 10AM to 4PM
Native Seeds/ SEARCH retail store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave in Tucson
Join us at the Native Seeds/ SEARCH retail store for an encore Mata Ortiz event! Back by popular demand, come see Mata Ortiz master artist Oralia Lopez demonstrate her skills. John V. Bezy (Author of The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz) will also be available to answer any questions you may have. There will be a wide range of Mata Ortiz pottery available for purchase in store.

Where to find Native Seeds/SEARCH in the community

Come visit us at community events throughout the Southwest. Contact us at info@nativeseeds.org if you are interested in hosting NS/S at a community event such as a public talk, festival, or farmer's market.  Please include location, time, possible honorarium, and details about the type of audience and expected number of individuals. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Phoenix Public Market - Pop-up Shop and Workshop

Every 3rd Saturday August - December
8 AM - 12 PM
721 N Central Avenue (Central and McKinley)
Join us for a pop-up shop during the weekly Saturday farmer's market. We will have seeds for our favorite varieties to plant in the Phoenix area, heritage food products, and information for you to succeed with your garden. Occasionally we will also have seasonally appropriate plant starts. At 9 AM there will be free workshop. Oct: Basics of Seed Saving. Nov: Desert Foods for the Holidays - Mesquite, Tepary Beans, Heritage Corn and Wheat. Dec: Starting and Saving Tomatoes in your Desert Garden.


Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona: 2nd Annual Pumpkin Smash

Saturday, November 4th from 11AM to 2PM
Las Milpitas Community Farm in Tucson
The Community Food Bank's second annual Pumpkin Smash will be a fun, family friendly event focusing on sustainable gardening practices and how they can benefit our community as a whole. This exciting event will include the opportunity to bring used jack-o-lanters for composting, sample pumpkin related recipies, and even watch pumpkin launching! The Pumpkin Smash will also feature music, kid's activities, and an opportunity to learn more about gardening and sustainability organizations and programs of the Community Food Bank. Last year's event saw 250 attendees and 15 non-profit organizations.

Lecture: 4,000 Years of Agricultural History in the Southwest

Monday, November 13th
South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th Street, Community Room (L-162/163)
During this presentation we will discuss the long and rich agricultural history of indigenous peoples in the Southwest. Growing food in this arid region has been and continues to be sustainable and regionally approapirate due to the varieties planted and techniques used. This program is presented as part of festivities honoring Native American Heritage Month. Event Page

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