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We support gardeners from beginner to expert, and help you learn how to grow, harvest, and save seeds.

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Glorious Winter Gardens Glorious Winter Gardens

Nov 21st | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners tell you how to you cold-proof your garden for Tucson winters and what plants will make it through the winter unscathed. What plants look great and are…
Master Gardeners tell you how to you cold-proof your garden for Tucson winters and what plants will make it through the winter unscathed. What plants look great and are…
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Now Sowing: Kale/Collards (Sept~Feb) Now Sowing: Kale/Collards (Jan~Feb, Sept-Nov)

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Got Kale? Kale is incredibly successful during Tucson winters! I plant a bunch and just clip the outside leaves every evening to toss into soups, stews, and stir frys, or in the oven for kale chips (great for kids!)
Got Kale? Kale is incredibly successful during Tucson winters!
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Plant the Tiny Seed

Lovely, simple interactive picture books for toddlers. Includes movement, counting, and life science (botany for the toddler set!). I will d… More
recommended by PimaLib_AnnieW
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Seed Library in the news Seed Library in the news

In High Country News: Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert.
In High Country News: Tucson’s seed library fosters food sovereignty in a desert.
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Garden Q & A With a Local: Meet Anna Garden Q & A With a Local: Meet Anna

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or still discovering your garden groove, you've probably discovered that gardeners & their approach to c…
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or still discovering your garden groove, you've probably discovered that gardeners & their approach to c…
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Savor the Southwest: Sunflowers Savor the Southwest: Sunflowers

A local gardening blogger's take on planting sunflowers, including a shoutout to our Seed Library!
A local gardening blogger's take on planting sunflowers, including a shoutout to our Seed Library!
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Gardening Q & A With a Local: Meet Zann Gardening Q & A With a Local: Meet Zann

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or still just testing the waters (or soils, as it were), you've probably discovered that gardeners & the…
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or still just testing the waters (or soils, as it were), you've probably discovered that gardeners & the…
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Book Review: Native American Gardening Book Review: Native American Gardening

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Are you curious about the local history behind heritage seeds, and the gardening practices of the indigenous Southwest?
Are you curious about the local history behind heritage seeds, and the gardening practices of the indigenous Southwest?
Staff List

More from the Armchair Gardener More from the Armchair Gardener

recommended by PimaLib_GeofferyB
A list for those of us that are beginning gardeners, and are more in love with the "idea" of gardening.
A list for those of us that are beginning gardeners, and are more in love with the "idea" of gardening.
Blogpost

Now Sowing: Chiltepines Now Sowing: Chiltepines

By PimaLib_BetsyL
Want to grow hot peppers? February 15–March 15, or the whole month of July, are the planting sweet spots.
Want to grow hot peppers? February 15–March 15, or the whole month of July, are the planting sweet spots.
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Get Seed Library News Get Seed Library News

By PimaLib_BetsyL
Keep up with what's sprouting in the Seed Library with our new monthly e-newsletter!
Keep up with what's sprouting in the Seed Library with our new monthly e-newsletter!
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One Seed Pima County One Seed Pima County

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
The Seed Library invites local gardeners to join us for One Seed Pima County. This year, we're spotlighting the Tohono O’odham cowpea.
The Seed Library invites local gardeners to join us for One Seed Pima County. This year, we're spotlighting the Tohono O’odham cowpea.
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Build a Better World - Sustainability Build a Better World - Sustainability

recommended by PimaLib_KarenG
Adults, you can enjoy the Summer Reading theme of Build a Better World with our bingo challenge. One of the tracks is to read a book or watch a film about sustainability. Here are some titles to get you started.
Adults, you can enjoy the Summer Reading theme of Build a Better World with our bingo challenge. One of the tracks is to read a book or wat…
Staff List

Some Like It Hot Some Like It Hot

recommended by PimaLib_SeedLibrary
These flowers actually do well in the summer months! Check out some seeds, sow, grow and return some seeds to the library if you can.
These flowers actually do well in the summer months! Check out some seeds, sow, grow and return some seeds to the library if you can.
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