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December 12-14, 2014
3061 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719
Sale hours are 10 AM to 5 PM each day. Members only hours are Friday, December 12 from 9-10 AM. NS/S members take 10% off all plants through the weekend. Sign up to become a member at the sale. The Winter season plant sale will offer a diversity of seasonally appropriate wildflowers, ready for transplanting into your garden. Come early for the best selection. Plants available at the sale are listed below.
Larrie Warren has been named Executive Director of Native Seeds/SEARCH, a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. He assumed the position on November 10. Chris Schmidt, Interim Executive Director since February, stays on in a senior managerial role and as grants administrator.
In making the announcement, Cynthia Anson, chairman of the Board of Directors of Native Seeds/SEARCH, said, “We are excited to welcome Larrie. He brings both a deep connection to the Greater Southwest and a global perspective on the value of our work."
Warren brings more than 20 years of leadership experience working with international development and program management. He has worked most recently with food relief in troubled areas of East Africa, witnessing firsthand the need to build resilient and sustainable local food systems.
By Sheryl Joy, NS/S Seed Distribution Coordinator. Published on October 28, 2014.
So what’s the trick?? All squash grows in the summer time! But squash terminology is undoubtedly a bit confusing. It’s not unusual for us here at NS/S to get questions like "What sort of winter squash should I plant in Phoenix in November?" But winter squash isn’t like winter wheat; even in Phoenix it doesn’t grow well in the cool of the year. All squash plants need the heat and long sunny days of summer to be productive. So why do we use this terminology?
By Elizabeth Pantoja, NS/S Conservation Intern. Published September 25, 2014.
Recently I came across some great information put together by Aztec Stories that talked about the importance of including our original foods in our present diet. By this I mean eating foods that have originally grown here in this western hemisphere prior to European contact, prior to 1492. Both a group of Indigenous educators and myself were having a discussion with students about why these foods were important and many of the young students were not aware of some of these foods and had never tasted what was once a common staple of their Ancestors. The answer to why is clear.