The nonprofit mission of Native Seeds/SEARCH is to conserve and promote arid-adapted crop diversity to nourish a changing world. We work within the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico to strengthen regional food security.
Please join us in this necessary work.


January NS/S Salon

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**Our Native Seeds/SEARCH Salons have changed time and location! All Salons will now be held at the NS/S Conservation Center (3584 East River Road) from 6 - 8 pm**

For our first Salon of the New Year, we have a special "double-header" event featuring two exciting presentations:

"Three Desert Friends: Yerba Mansa, Desert Lavender, and Estafiate"
Cultivating Native Medicinals in our Backyard, with John Slattery from Desert Tortoise Botanicals

Monday, January 21, 2013
6 - 7 pm

Learn the magic of our native flora and their abilities to heal everything from allergies and asthma to gallstones and bee stings. In this fascinating talk, Sonoran herbalist John Slattery of Desert Tortoise Botanicals will focus on three native perennial plants and their vast medicinal uses. You will learn how to cultivate these plants and turn them into medicine in your very own kitchen.

"Restoring Diversity to our Fields, Markets, and Tables" with David Buchanan

Join us for a delightful talk with author of Taste, Memory David Buchanan as he traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor.

Monday, January 21, 2013
7 - 8 pm

Native Seeds/SEARCH Salons happen every third Monday of the month at the NS/S Conservation Center and have a little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

NS/S Conservation Center
3584 E. River Road, just east of the Alvernon intersection opposite the Waldorf school. Look for our marquee sign.