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.

Basics of Saving Seeds in Your Vegetable and Flower Gardens

Saturday, April 21st
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agave Public Library, 23550 N. 36th Ave, Glendale, AZ
Have you wanted to learn more about how to save seeds from your garden but not sure how to get started? Then join us for an introduction to the basics saving seeds including reasons why you should, basic botany for gardeners, tool and equipment recommendations, and tips and tricks to get the most out of saving seeds. Saving seeds from your delicious and best producing vegetables and beautiful flowers provides locally adapted seeds for your own garden needs and a nearly limitless supply to share with your community.
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An Evening with Janos: Celebrating Tucson's Culinary Master

Saturday, 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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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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