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Spring Gardening Workshop

Sunday, February 25th
2 PM - 4 PM
NS/S Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Rd. Tucson, AZ
Spring is nearly here! Come and learn about what varieties to plant in spring gardens, how to select a good site, soil and water needs, and more! This workshop is designed especially for newcomers to desert gardening to help “tune in” to grow in our local conditions.Participants will take home new ideas as well as a sampling of seasonally appropriate seeds for getting started. Registration is required and class size is limited, so sign up today!
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2-Day Introduction to Seed Saving

March 24th-25th
9 AM - 4:30 PM
NS/S Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Rd. Tucson, AZ
Two-day course on all things seeds! This course is for gardeners, farmers, herbalists, nurseries, CSAs, non-profits, government agencies and everyone concerned with regional, sustainable and diverse agriculture.
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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.

Spring Planting in the Low Desert

Friday, February 16th
10 AM- 11:30 AM
Miller-Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson
Hard to believe it but our "winter" season is almost over and Spring will soon be here! Spring season is a great time to plant edibles in the low desert of the Sonoran Desert. During this workshop we will discuss several different varieties of spring appropriate seeds varieties in arid-lands such as greens, beans, chiles, tomatoes, squash, herbs and more. Other topics covered will include strategies to conserve water, garden bed design and soil preparation, and other tips for successful gardening in arid-lands.
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Community Volunteer Fair

Monday, February 19h
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Historic Y, 738 N 5th Ave, Tucson
Join social and environmental activists, curious Tucsonans looking to make connections with other members of their community as well as are looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. Find out about the many organizations that are fighting for social and environmental justice that are seeking volunteers. Enjoy beer, snacks, music and camaraderie in the lovely lobby and courtyard of The Historic Y.
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Basics of Saving Seeds in Your Vegetable and Flower Gardens

Saturday, April 21st
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agave Public Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave, Glendale
Have you wanted to learn more about how to save seeds from your garden but not sure how to get started? Then join us for an introduction to the basics saving seeds including reasons why you should, basic botany for gardeners, tool and equipment recommendations, and tips and tricks to get the most out of saving seeds. Saving seeds from your delicious and best producing vegetables and beautiful flowers provides locally adapted seeds for your own garden needs and a nearly limitless supply to share with your community.
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Phoenix Public Market - Pop-up Shop and Workshop

Every 3rd Saturday 
8 AM - 1 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. Facebook Event









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