NATIVE SEEDS/SEARCH EVENTS
Growing Tomatoes and Saving the Seeds
Saturday, September 28th
8:30 AM - 10 AM
Location: Mission Garden: 946 W Mission Lane Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden foods grown by home gardeners. The diversity of tomato varieties and uses has increased dramatically from its original domestication in the tropical climates of Central and South America to being used in cuisines from all around the world. While popular, tomatoes can be difficult to start and maintain in the low desert. Get some helpful tips and tricks to have a successful fall/spring harvest from your tomato plants. We will go over how to select varieties, start tomato seeds, transplant starts with more success, and how to keep tomato plants around for more than one season. This workshop will also include a hands-on tomato seed saving demonstration so that you can get the most out of your crop. This workshop is in partnership with Friends of Tucson's Birthplace: Mission Garden.
REGISTER Cool Season Gardening Workshop
Thursday, October 4th
4 PM - 6 PM
Location: NS/S Conservation Center: 3584 E River Rd. The mild climate during our cool season means there are few outside factors that can get in the way of a successful harvest. During this workshop, we will go over which vegetable and herb varieties to plant, how to protect your garden from a potential frost, and cool season watering techniques. This workshop is for the beginner desert gardener and the well-versed that may just need a refresher course in cool season planting. Participants will go home with a variety of cool season-ready seeds to plant in their own gardens.
WHERE TO FIND US IN THE COMMUNITY
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.
Look for us at the market on August 18th! At 9 AM we'll host a FREE Seed Saving Workshop and will have seeds, seed saving supplies, and late summer plant starts including herbs, chiles, tomatoes, etc. See you there!
Note: We will only be at the market in August, October, and February.