Native Seeds/SEARCH provides a limited number of seed packets at no or reduced cost to Native American individuals living in the Greater Southwest region or belonging to tribes within the Southwest region (please see below for region boundaries).
You may request up to ten (10) free seed packets, no more than 3 packets per any one seed variety, in a single calendar year (January through December).
Additional seed packets may be purchased at half price. Group exceptions may be considered so please contact us and we will do our best to meet your needs. Most importantly, we encourage all recipients to SAVE and SHARE seeds.
The goal of this program is to promote and conserve traditional arid-adapted crop seeds. Therefore, only seeds from the NS/S Seed Bank collection may be requested.
Seeds NOT included in the program: American heirloom vegetable seeds (TS catalog numbers), wildflower seeds (WF catalog numbers), Seed Buckets, and Special Collections.
All seeds in the NS/S Seed Bank Collection can be found here.
HOW TO ORDER SEEDS:
There are several ways to place your order. Please, only one order-form per household. Shipping charges are $3.95 per request.
- Visit the NS/S Retail Store at 3061 N Campbell Ave in Tucson, AZ
- Call 520-622-0830 x 113, or toll-free at 866-622-5661 x 113, 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
- Download and mail this order form to 3584 E River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718 OR email the order form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- This order form is also available in Spanish
The Greater Southwest region roughly spans the distance from Durango Colorado in the north to Durango Mexico in the south, from Las Vegas Nevada in the west to La Vegas New Mexico in the east. Native Americans belonging to tribes outside of this region are eligible to receive discounted seeds and memberships.
ADDITIONAL WAYS OF OBTAINING SEED
Community Seed Grant Program: This program is intended for larger, community garden projects.
Bulk Seed Exchange Program: Native American individuals who have larger farms and have the ability to save seeds can obtain larger quantities of seeds through this program.
You can email email@example.com for information on any of these programs.