Upcoming Events

Native Seeds/SEARCH Events


Seed Processing Work Day

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Road in Tucson
Saturday, March 4 from 12 to 4 PM
We had excellent harvests from 2016 mean we have LOTS of seed to process and clean. Come help out and learn about seed saving. No RSVP required. Come for all or part of the event. Children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Farm Field Day

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Farm in Patagonia
March 25th
SAVE THE DATE! Details to come.

Basics of Seed Saving

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Road in Tucson
May 6 - 7, 2017
9 AM to 4 PM each day.
$135 for NS/S Members and $145 for Non-Members. Lunch is included.
This 2-day course is for gardeners, farmers, herbalists, nurseries, CSAs, non-profits, government agencies and everyone concerned with regional, sustainable and diverse agriculture. Scholarships for the course are available to those who have previously participated in our Community Seed Grant Program or Native American Seed Request program. Please email Melissa, Education Coordinator, for scholarship information. Scholarship requests are due by April 15, 2017.  Register here

Arid Abundance Community Potlucks

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Road in Tucson
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
5:30 PM to 8 PM, Seed Bank and Garden tours begin at 5:30, Potluck and Food Demonstrations at 6.
Every month we focus on a different food plant that either grows wild or is commonly cultivated in our arid climate. We encourage attendees to bring dishes with Sonoran ingredients, every potluck is an educational opportunity to learn how to identify, cultivate, harvest, and use the many food plants that are present throughout the local landscape. Free event, all ages welcome.

March 16th Cholla Buds
April 20th Edible desert flowers
May 18th Palo Verde/ Ironwood
June 15th Nopales (Prickly Pear pads)
July 20th Mesquite beans


Where to find Native Seeds/SEARCH in the community

Come visit us at community events throughout the Southwest. Contact us at info@nativeseeds.org if you are interested in hosting NS/S at a community event such as a public talk, festival, or farmer's market.  Please include location, time, possible honorarium, and details about the type of audience and expected number of individuals. We will do our best to accommodate your request.


Cochise County Master Gardeners Conference

Thursday, March 9
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Conference and registration details here.


Ajo Food Festival - Information Booth, Retail, and Food Samples

Saturday, March 11
Ajo, Arizona


Tucson Festival of Books - Science City

Sunday, March 11-12
University of Arizona Campus.  Look for us in the Science of Food tent at Science City on the east end of the festival.



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