Upcoming Events

Native Seeds/SEARCH Events


Introduction to 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
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.

May TBD Palo Verde/ Ironwood
June TBD Nopales (Prickly Pear pads)
July TBD Mesquite beans


Agave Heritage Dinner

Culinary giants Chef Janos Wilder and Chef Brian Smith collaborate to create this Sonoran-style 4-course dinner with agave based cocktail pairings. Proceeds from this dinner help benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH.
Friday, May 5. 6:30-9PM
$110 (plus tax & gratuity). Purchase tickets here.


Mother's Day Plant Sale

Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
Friday, May 12 - Sunday, May 14
Native wildflowers, shrubs, and cacti.


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.


San Ysidro Festival at Mission Gardens

Saturday, May 13, 9 - 11:30AM
946 W. Mission Lane, Tucson.
Reviving a celebration of our fields and farmers. Activities include:

• Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos • Alabanza by Bobby Benton • Native American four-directions blessing • Presentation by Father Gregory Adolf • Ceremonial wheat harvest, threshing and winnowing • Blessing of fields, food, and animals • Tohono O’Odham Dancers • Tasting of Pozole de trigo •




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