TENWEST is almost here!

The TENWEST Festival is coming downtown Oct 14-21... Organizers want to bring together culture-makers, technologists, professionals, and community builders to share perspectives, create innovative solutions, and celebrate what inspires Tucsonans. Through panels, talks, performances, workshops and mixers, TENWEST hopes to turn Tucson into a place internationally known for cultivating creativity and innovation. We all know […]

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Now Sowing: Chiltepines: Feb15-Mar15 or July

Common Name: Peppers, hot, Chiltepin (Capsicum annuum) Seed Saving Level: Easy—self-pollinating Sow seeds inside Feb15-Mar15 or July and then plant them outdoors or into a large pot in April-May or August.  Find Chiltepine seeds in the catalog Planting: Growing chiltelpines from seed can be difficult. They are wild plants commonly found under the cover of leguminous […]

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Seed Library News

Keep up with what's sprouting in the Seed Library with our new monthly e-newsletter! We'll be sharing information about newly added seeds, gardening and seed-saving tips, book reviews, and upcoming programs around town. You'll be first to hear about some exciting initiatives on the horizon and how to get involved with various volunteer projects. Connect with […]

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Book Review: Curious

Editor's note: For the 75th anniversary of Curious George, we're recommending books to spark your curiosity! Ask questions. Be curious. Then ask more questions. Have you noticed how everyone's staring down at their phone and ignoring the world around them? With loads of information at the click of a button, we don't always take the time to delve […]

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Where do the seeds come from?

Have you ever wondered where the seeds from the Seed Library come from? DONATIONS!  All kinds of lovely, lovely donations.                 Our ultimate goal is to build a self-sustaining, community-generated stock of locally-collected seeds from plants that have acclimated to the desert climate. We may never reach 100 percent, but […]

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