Upcoming Events


Check back soon for events at our Retail Store and Conservation Center!


Desert Native Bees Workshop

Saturday, May 12, 2018
2 PM - 3 PM
Mesquite Library, 4525 E Paradise Village Parkway North, Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Saturday, May 26, 2018
3 PM - 4 PM
Agave Library, 23550 N 36th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85310
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This workshop empowers you to create an environment that fosters successful native bee populations in gardens, orchards, and natural spaces. Learn about these vital pollinators by reviewing basic information about native bees and their contribution as pollinators, focusing on key species and their life cycles, and reviewing best plants for native bees. Information and examples of how to make your own native bee nest from repurposed materials will be presented so that you can start attracting native bees in your area. Facilitator is Bill McGuire, a desert gardener, and native bee enthusiast. Bill is on the Board of Directors for Native Seeds/SEARCH, a regional agricultural seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona.

An Evening with Janos: Celebrating Tucson's Culinary Master

Friday, April 27th
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Carriage House, 125 South Arizona Avenue, Tucson
Enjoy an evening celebrating renowned Tucson chef, Janos Wilder and his 25+ year commitment to the Tucson culinary and non-profit scene. Pulling from the Janos recipe archives, a selection of Tucson's local chefs who have worked alongside or draw inspiration from Janos will collaborate on this heritage dinner. Enjoy an agave-inspired cocktail happy hour and 4-course wine dinner. Selected pieces from the personal collection of NS/S founders Barney and Mahina Burns will be for sale at the event.
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Urban Garden Festival

Saturday, April 28th
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Interested in creating your own backyard vegetable garden but not sure where to start? Do you have an established garden and are looking to maximize your yield of produce? Or, maybe you are looking for new ideas on how to cook and prepare your fresh backyard treats? Well, our newest event is for you! The Urban Garden Festival, formerly the Weird Plant Sale, is a one-day event where you can take several classes, see live cooking demonstrations, and purchase all the plants and accessories to start your own backyard garden. We’ll also have musical performances, food vendors, and alcoholic beverages for sale. And best of all, the event is included with your garden admission!
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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. Facebook Event









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