Upcoming Events

Native Seeds/SEARCH Events


Conservation Farm 20th Anniversary Celebration

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Farm, 45 San Antonio Road in Patagonia, AZ
June 24th, 2017
11 AM to 3 PM
Free event. Tours, activities, and celebration for all ages. Please RSVP with your name, contact information, and the number of people in your group to events@nativeseeds.org.
What to bring: water, sun protection, comfortable shoes, a potluck dish or drink to share, and yourself!


Monsoon Gardening Workshop

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E River Road in Tucson.
July 1st, 2017
2:30 PM to 4 PM
Join us in learning the basics of monsoon gardening in Tucson. We will go over what vegetable and herb varieties to plant, protecting your garden from the heat and winds, and maximizing rainwater. There will be hands-on lessons in our demonstration garden! $10 suggested donation.
RSVP by emailing Carly at cherndon@nativeseeds.org or calling 520-622-0830 ex 112.

Arid Abundance Community Potlucks

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E River Road in Tucson
4-6 PM, One Saturday a month
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. Seed Bank and Garden tours during the event. Free event, all ages welcome.

July 1st: Mesquite bean pods


Seed Processing Workdays

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E River Road in Tucson
Free the chile seeds from their walls! Find the best beans and clear away the rest! Shell the corn, and winnow the squash.
We had excellent harvests from 2016 meaning we have LOTS of seed to process and clean. Come help out and learn about seed saving. Children welcome but parental supervision required. Come for all or part of the event. Dates and times:
Thursday, July 20th from 1-4 PM
Thursday, August 3rd from 1-4 PM
Saturday, August 19th from 9 AM - 12 PM

Monsoon Plant Sale

Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave in Tucson
Fri - Sun, July 28th - 30th, 10 AM to 5 PM, Members Only Hour: Fri 9 AM - 10 AM
Tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, sesame, chiltepines, and trees from Mission Gardens!

Introduction to Seed Saving

Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Road in Tucson
September 9-10, 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 August 15, 2017.  Register here.


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.

Phoenix Public Market - Pop-up Shop and Workshop

June 17th, 2017
8 AM - 12 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. At 9 AM there will be free workshop on Preparing for Monsoon Season Gardening. We will be at the Phoenix Public Market every 3rd Saturday of the month through the Fall.




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