Upcoming Events


El Dia de San Juan (Members only)

Sunday, June 24, 2018
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
NS/S Conservation Center: 3584 E. River Rd. Tucson, AZ 85718
Come join the Native Seeds staff, meet other members, and celebrate the return of monsoon season! Join us in celebrating the return of monsoon season! Tour our seed bank, help plant tepary beans, meet other members and enjoy a breakfast burrito bar- Native Seeds-style! RSVP required. Please email events@nativeseeds.org to confirm your attendance.
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Monsoon Gardening Workshop

Thursday, June 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NS/S Conservation Center: 3584 E. River Rd. Tucson, AZ 85718
The monsoon season is the traditional time to plant many vegetables in the desert which may also be why it is known to many gardeners as "second spring." This season opens up a wide range of planting possibilities as well as a new range of complications. We will go over which vegetable and herb varieties to plant, protecting your garden from the heat and winds, and maximizing rainwater. This workshop is for the newbie desert gardener as well as the seasoned that may just need a refresher course in monsoon planting. Participants will go home with a variety of monsoon-ready seeds to plant in their own gardens. Class size is limited, so sign up today!
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Desert Native Bee Workshop

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.


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.  NS/S WILL NOT BE AT THE MARKET IN MAY AND JUNE 2018. 










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