Join us for an informative class to learn about all things related to running and managing a native plant nursery, including propagating native plants from both seeds and cuttings including seed and plant sourcing, plant lists, dormancy, mechanical scarification, temperature stratification, transplanting, pot sizes for retail vs. restoration needs, irrigation, soil type, timelines, and more.

The class will be sliding-scale donation-based.

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10 a.m. June 3, 2023

The Desert Horticulture Conference will be held on May 5 at the El Conquistador Tucson.


Participants can attend six sessions in three concurrent tracks from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Plants and Design, Plant Health, and Water/Urban Landscapes. Learn from experts through presentations and panel discussions about plant choices appropriate for desert landscapes, management of plants, pests, and wildlife, and different approaches to water conservation.


The Desert Horticulture Conference is the premier annual conference for all members of the Southwest green industry: landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, suppliers, and educators. Presenting timely and research-based information relevant for designing, building, maintaining, and producing plants for urban landscapes in the arid Southwest.


Registration is open for attendees and sponsors.


All Day May 5, 2023

All things seed– sale, exchange, information.  Talks and hands on demos on seeds, seedlings, compost, seed saving, and more.  Seedy kids corner.  Seed based soup lunch. — co-sponsored by Slow Food Prescott, Prescott College, Prescott Farmers Market, the Museum of Indigenous People.



March 5

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

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Prescott College, 220 Grove, Prescott, Arizona
220 Grove
Prescott AZ, AZ 86301 United States + Google Map

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1 p.m. March 5, 2023


Spring Lecture Series: Pollinator Gardening in the Low Desert

In this 4-part online Lecture Series, we will cover:

Feb 5th: Native Plants for Low Desert Gardening

Feb 12th: Gardening for Butterflies and Moths in the Low Desert

Feb 26th: Totally Tubular Native Plants for Hummingbirds

March 5th: Habitat Gardening on a Budget

Each class will be held virtually on zoom from 3:00 - 4:30pm. Participants will be provided with the zoom link upon registration and again prior to the class. Other materials provided will include plant lists in bloom calendar format, PDF of slides for note-taking, and a recorded video of each lecture. After the lecture, there will be time for Q & A.

Your registration fee of $135 includes all 4 lectures! Register here:


3 p.m. Feb. 12, 2023




4 p.m. Feb. 5, 2023

Join us at the Scottsdale Community College Greenhouse for CNUW’s bi-annual fundraising plant sale! We have a wide variety of native and desert-adapted plants, seeds, and garden decor to attract wildlife. Open Oct. 6-7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Oct. 8,  9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. 9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, 85256. for a link to the flyer and map.


All Day Oct. 6, 2022

PLANT SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

8AM - 11AM

Pima County Cooperative Extension

4210 North Campbell Avenue

It's Almost Here: Our Fall Plant Sale!

Come one, come all - our Fall Plant Sale is just around the corner. Mark Saturday, October 8, 2022, for a morning of plant shopping.

The sale will run from 8am-11am. We'll have a selections of cacti and succulents, perennials and a wide variety of water-wise plantings well suited for our Tucson area. We will be sending out a plant list closer to the sale date.

Do you need compost, gardening implements, previously loved gardening books, or decor? We will have that and more for sale as well. We will also have Master Gardeners on hand to answer all of your questions. Consider spending some time touring our Demonstration Gardens for inspiration.


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8 a.m. Oct. 8, 2022

MDLT’s annual Fall Native Plant & Salvage Sale returns Saturday, October 8th: in-person for the first time since 2019! We're thrilled to welcome you back to our HQ at 60124 29 Palms Hwy in Joshua Tree, California. This event will take place from 9am – 1pm:


9 a.m. Oct. 8, 2022

This class is for everyone with a desire to learn more about native edibles! In this presentation, folks will learn what “native edible” means ecologically, regionally, and culturally -  including a brief contextual history, a review of a variety of native edible species, basic design, planning considerations, and resources for incorporating them into your landscape.

This class provides general, introductory resources for identifying wild edibles and creating an edible landscape in your yard.

Cost: Hydrate classes are free, hands-on opportunities to learn from experts at our Living Lab and apply what you learn at your own home or community space. To eliminate access barriers to our educational offerings, we invite everyone to participate regardless of your ability to pay. If you have the means, please consider supporting our educational programming by making a donation so we can continue to reach as many folks as possible.

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5:30 a.m. July 5, 2022

Are you interested in starting a native or agricultural seed library at your school, library or home? This webinar will feature several speakers who have created seed libraries of different types. Presenters will describe how to initiate a seed library and challenges faced. The webinar is free! You can register by emailing

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