Fall has been very busy at the Conservation Farm. With the help of friends and volunteers from the community, the apprentices harvested thousands of pounds of seed from the farm, and hosted the straw bale workshops and harvest festival. Native Seeds/SEARCH loved working with the 2013 farm apprentices and are happy to call Danielle, Matt, Pablo, Travis, and Francesca life-long friends.
Mesmerized by Glass Gem corn? Now you can admire the beauty of this amazing maize all year round with the 2014 Glass Gem Calendar. This gorgeous collectors item features the winners of our recent photo contest—12 of the most stunning, eye-popping images of Glass Gem we’ve seen!
Support seed diversity this holiday season. NS/S has some exciting, unique gift ideas for the native foods lovers in your life. We've assembled some charming, flavorful gift baskets that capture the essence of the Southwest, like our Sample the Sonoran Desert and Tastes of Traditions collections. Also, check out our delectable desert holiday favorites like wildcrafted Elderberry Cocoa and our signature Blue Corn Amaranth Bake Mix.
Shop 24/7 at the NS/S online store. As always, your dollars support our nonprofit mission and make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place!
Biotechnology & Plant Breeding
Monday, December 16, 2013
6 - 8 pm
How are modern industrial crop varieties (including certified organic) actually developed? The answer will surprise you. Join us for an enlightening presentation about the basics of modern plant breeding and biotechnology. Presented by NS/S Seed School Director Joy Hought, MSc.
Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S), the thirty-year old non-profit conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona, is seeking an exceptionally talented, creative and adaptable individual to manage its sixty-acre Conservation Farm in gorgeous Patagonia, Arizona.
Native Seeds/SEARCH is proud to partner with Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for its January Seed School program. College credit will be available and 12 Hampshire College students will get priority placement for this exciting national Seed School session.
January 12 – 17, 2014
April 13–18, 2014
NS/S Conservation Center
3584 E. River Rd.
Seed School returns to Tucson in April 2014 for another 6-day session at the NS/S Conservation Center.
Urban agriculture represents the future of sustainable and healthy food for millions living in cities around the world. To connect with this vibrant movement, Seed School is traveling to the urban farming hotspot of Los Angeles for an exciting session presented by our friends at the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLoLA).
February 9 - 14, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
The wait is over! Glass Gem, one of the world's most beautiful corn varieties, is now on sale to the general public through our online store. Sorry, no phone or mail orders will be accepted. One packet of seed per customer please. Only a limited amount will be available. If you live in the Tucson area, we also have Glass Gem available at our local retail store located at 3061 North Campbell Avenue.
Our Conservation Farm is closed for the season. We will be offering tours once again in early spring of 2014. Check back on this page for updates.
Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look into Native Seeds/SEARCH? We are pleased to offer public tours of our Conservation Center and Conservation Farm!