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.


February NS/S Salon

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**Our Salons have moved to the NS/S Conservation Center. Please see below for the address and full details.**

"Chiles and Cuisine in the Ancient Southwest" with Paul Minnis, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

Monday, February 18, 2013
6 - 8 pm

Chiles have become the symbol of Southwestern cuisine. But unlike other iconic Mesoamerican crops like maize, beans, and squash, these spicy fruit are not found in ancient archeological sites in the region. Why no chiles in the pre-Hispanic Southwest? Join us for the next NS/S Salon as Paul Minnis, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, discusses recent discoveries that shed light on this curious question.

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 an 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.