Natural Beekeeping – NS/S free salon – Oct 15

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ
(note new time 5 to 7 pm)

Natural Beekeeping with Jaime de Zubeldia from ReZoNation Farm

Why is beekeeping so popular? What do we need to know about beekeeping specific to our region? Local beekeeper Jaime will share natural beekeeping methods and provide an understanding of how honeybees interact with their environment. Learn how to increase their numbers for reproduction and avoid hive disease.

Native Seeds/SEARCH Salons happen every third Monday of the month at our Retail Store at 3061 N. Campbell Ave, and have a little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

Native Seeds/SEARCH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona.

Seeds of Freedom – Tucson Film Premiere – Oct 16

at Native Seeds / SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E River Road, Tucson AZ

 

Seeds of Freedom – Tucson film premiere

In conjunction with World Food Day and part of the Act for Seed Freedom Fortnight, we will screen a short documentary exploring the importance of seed saving and the current threats to the practice.

A discussion led by NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman will follow the film.

Location: NS/S Conservation Center, 3584 E River Road

$5 suggested donation.

Limited seating – register at info@nativeseeds.org

NativeSeeds.orgGMOFreeTucson.org

Fermentation Talk and Workshop with Sandor Katz – NS/S – Oct 22

Free, at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ

Can’t get enough kombucha, kimchi, or sauerkraut? Join us for a special evening with fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz, author of the bestselling Wild Fermentation. Sandor will answer your questions and share tips from his latest book The Art of Fermentation, which offers the most complete guide to home fermentation ever published. Copies will be on sale for a book signing after the discussion.

How Do We Grow Our Food? – Native Seeds/SEARCH Free Monthly Salon – Sep 17

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson (please note new time)

 

How Do We Grow Our Food?

A panel discussion with growers from River Road Gardens, High Energy Farm, Sleeping Frog and the NS/S Conservation Farm.

No till, cover crops, Effective Microorganisms, biodynamic and good ole elbow grease are some of the many strategies employed by our local growers. Learn about favorite methodologies from our favorite farmers and take some great insights home to your own garden!

Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

www.nativeseeds.org

Gardening for Wildlife and Sustainability – NS/S Green Bag Lunch – Sep 25

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson

 

Gardening for Wildlife and Sustainability

with Kendall Kroesen

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Noon – 1 pm

As the summer swelter recedes, we are excited to bring back your favorite mid-day brainfood break! Join us for the return of our Green Bag Lunch series with an afternoon nosh featuring Kendall Kroesen of Tucson Audubon Society. Kendall will give a  presentation to help us plan our winter gardens with the amazing wildlife of the Sonoran Desert in mind.

Green Bag Lunches are held on the last Tuesday of the month at our Retail Store at 3061 N. Campbell Avenue – a free “lunch-and-learn” gathering serving up plenty of food for thought. Bring your lunch and an appetite for mind-watering discussion!

www.nativeseeds.org

Harvest Festival – NS/S Conservation Farm – Sep 15 (changed from Sep 22)

at NS/S Conservation Farm
(note: changed from Sep 22 to Sep 15 !)

 

Reap, Chomp, and Stomp

This Saturday, September 15, 2012 3pm to dark

FARM TOURS ▪ CROP HARVESTING ▪ BEAN STOMPING ▪
POTLUCK DINNER ▪ MUSIC ▪ FRIENDS ▪ FUN!

Please bring:  Appropriate clothing incl. hat, water, a dish, silverware,
and a yummy locally grown organic dish to share

See website for directions to Farm: www.nativeseeds.org

Who Owns Our Food? – Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – Aug 20

Free at NS/S Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

 

“Who Owns Our Food?” with Bill McDorman

Aug. 20th, 5-7 pm (Note new time)

Ten companies own and control 75% of the worlds seeds. How does this affect local food security and the health of our region? More importantly what does this have to do with the nationwide drought and the treasure trove of seeds in the Native Seeds/SEARCH Seed Bank? Join NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman for a deep discussion on this vital topic and hear about the solutions as close as your own backyard!

NS/S Last Seed School of 2012 – Oct 28 thru Nov 2

Phoenix, Arizona October 28 – November 2, 2012
Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
In cooperation with The Urban Farm, Phoenix

Early bird special: Register before October 5th for only $600!
Deposit to reserve a spot: $200. Lunch is not included.
Proceeds benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH.
Full payment is due two weeks prior to the starting date. Space is limited – sign up early!

For further information go to www.nativeseeds.org/index.php/events/seed-school

Native Seeds/SEARCH Farm & Conservation Center Tour – 2nd & 4th Fridays

2nd and 4th Fridays

10 – 11 am at the Conservation Center

5 – 6 pm at the Conservation Farm

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH Farm & Conservation Center Tours

Ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look into Native Seeds/SEARCH? Starting Friday July 27th, we are excited to begin offering public tours of our Conservation Center and Conservation Farm!

Tours take place on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. At the Conservation Center, the tour will begin at 10 am. Tours on the Conservation Farm start at 5 pm.

All tours are one hour. The suggested donation is $10, or free for NS/S members. Cash or check only, please — no credit cards.

See www.nativeseeds.org for further information and directions to the Farm

Cookbook Author Janet Taylor – NS/S Retail Store – Aug 12

Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 2 p.m. FREE

SAMPLE THE SOUTHWEST! Hungry for local food inspirations?  Join us for a special engagement with Southwestern chef and cookbook author Janet Taylor.  Ms. Taylor will have delectable samplings on hand from recipes in her latest publication, The Green Southwest Cookbook.  Spend your Sunday afternoon exploring the culinary delights of our flavorful region!

www.nativeseeds.org

Rainwater Harvesting – Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – July 16

Free, at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. (just south of Ft. Lowell)

Rainwater Harvesting

Leona Davis, Education and Advocacy Coordinator
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Harvest those wonderful monsoon rains. Learn about the benefits of rainwater harvesting both in the soil and in storage tanks. Gain an understanding of the cost, system sizing, and materials involved in a variety of home rainwater harvesting systems.

Native Seeds/SEARCH free monthly salon – June 18

at NSS Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell [south of Ft. Lowell]

Ancient and Traditional Water Harvesting in the Southwest

Native Americans have successfully farmed the arid lands of this region for centuries and continue to produce abundant crops.

Join us for another thought-provoking Salon with Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Collections Manager at Native Seeds/SEARCH, for an exploration of the water harvesting practices of ancient farmers in the Southwest.

Melissa Diane Smith – GMO Free Project of Tucson – Native Seeds/SEARCH Salon – May 21

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

May 21 Monday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Melissa Diane Smith, nutritionist, author and Director of Education for the GMO Free Project of Tucson, will discuss what we can do to assure our food supply is GMO free. She will also show a short film, “Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals.”

www.nativeseeds.org

Desert Terroir with Gary Paul Nabhan – Native Seeds/SEARCH Monthly Salon – April 16

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N Campbell Ave, Tucson

 

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

April 16 Monday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Gary Paul Nabhan, one of the founders of Native Seeds/SEARCH, will discuss his new book Desert Terroir, Exploring the Unique Flavors and Sundry Places of the Borderlands. Gary is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist, and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called “the father of the local food movement” by Mother Earth News.

www.nativeseeds.org

Hot Chile Recipes – Native Seeds / SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – Feb 20

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Road
February 20, Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free

Native Seeds / SEARCH Monthly Salons – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

Celia Riddle, owner & creator of Hot Flash Chile Products

Celia will demonstrate how you can incorporate her delicious Roasted Green Chile & Red Chile pastes into your recipes, and will have food to sample.

Mole Recipes – Native Seeds / SEARCH – Free Monthly Salon – March 19

at Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Road
March 19, Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free

Amy Schwemm, owner of the Mano y Metate line of tasty and versatile moles

Amy will talk about how she created her moles and ways to use them in your cooking, and of course will provide samples. The varieties include Mole Dulce, Mole Adobo, Mole Verde and Mole Pipian Rojo.

Native Seeds / SEARCH Monthly Salons – A little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork. Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations.

Annual Flavors of the Desert – April 28

at the University of Arizona and Tohono Chul Park

ANNUAL FLAVORS OF THE DESERT

This year we are celebrating the 1981 landmark gathering of the folks who would become the luminaries of the seed world, with a day of workshops at the University of Arizona, and then in the evening at Tohono Chul Park, we will enjoy a feast of place-based, mouth-watering food as we celebrate a legacy of diversity.

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Watch our website www.nativeseeds.org for more information…

Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH – 6-day classes in 2012

March 4 – 9 in Tucson
April 12 – 14 Seed Library School
Summer Saturdays: June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14
Oct 28 – Nov 2 in Phoenix

Seed School – Native Seeds / SEARCH

Six-day trainings in Tucson, Arizona, facilitated by NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman, author of Basic Seed Saving.

Bill is a 30-year veteran of the bioregional seed movement and founder of several successful seed companies and nonprofits.  Learn the history, philosophy and genetics as well as the practical applications of growing, harvesting, packaging and exchanging or selling seeds.

Special guests include Dr. Gary Nabhan, Cofounder of Native Seeds/SEARCH; Steve Peters, Family Farmer Seed Cooperative and NS/S Farm Supervisor; Rich Pratt, Chair of Plant & Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University.

Contact: Belle(at)nativeseeds.org 520.622.0830 x104 or x100

Monthly Salon – Native Seeds / SEARCH

FREE at the Native Seeds/SEARCH Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 85719

Bring your juiciest ideas and appetite for mind-watering conversations. The Salons are held every third Monday of the month, and have a little something for anyone who has ever wielded a fork or pitchfork.

Our Salon on January 16, 2012 will feature Carolyn Niethammer, author of several books including her newest Cooking The Wild Southwest, and Janet Taylor, author of The Healthy Southwest Table. There will be food to sample, they will autograph their books and talk about their recipe research and food writing.

http://www.nativeseeds.org/index.php/events/native-seedssearch-salons

The Great Bean Tasting – Native Seeds / SEARCH

THE GREAT BEAN TASTING – Bean Appétit!

Feel that rumbling? It’s your stomach reminding you that Native Seeds/SEARCH’s annual Great Bean Tasting is around the corner! Come out on Saturday, December 10 to the NS/S Retail Store for your holiday shopping and sample a smorgasbord of our delectable beans, prepared by Tucson’s finest chefs. So far we have chefs lined up from Janos, Feast and Pastiche, with more to come!

December 10 from 11 AM until the beans are gone! FREE At the Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Avenue.

URBAN CHICKS – Native Seeds/SEARCH

December 19, 5:30-7:30 P.M. Native Seed/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

Join us at our monthly SALON for a discussion with Pat Foreman, internationally renowned chicken expert and author of CITY CHICKS. Pat will talk about how to employ your family flock’s skill sets for insect and rodent control, as weed eaters, fertilizer & compost creators, and biomass-recycles helping to divert “trash” from the solid waste management system.

http://www.nativeseeds.org/index.php/events/native-seedssearch-salons

Native Seeds/SEARCH Monthly Salon – Native foods for the Holidays

Join us for a discussion and tasty ideas on Southwest Holiday Fare using native foods, presented by NS/S Board Member Martha Burgess of Flor de Mayo.  November 21st 5:30-7:30pm at 3061 N. Campbell.  Free.

Visit our new Seed Room and Seed Library.

www.nativeseeds.org   Contact: belle(at)nativeseeds.org

Seed Saving for Dummies – Native Seeds/SEARCH

Join Native Seeds/SEARCH for the next monthly Salon at their Retail Store at 3061 N. Campbell Road,  Monday, October 17th from 5:30 – 7:30p.

Seed Saving for Dummies! presented by NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman will convince you that seed saving is 80% inspiration and 20% technical.  Come prepared to be inspired.  FREE!

www.nativeseeds.org   Contact: belle(at)nativeseeds.org

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Janos Harvest Dinner

Native Seeds/SEARCH presents one of its most celebrated and enduring traditions – the Janos Harvest Dinner.  This year’s gathering takes place on Tuesday, October 25th at the fabulous Janos Restaurant at the Westin La Paloma at 3770 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson.

Chef 
Janos 
Wilder 
cooks 
up 
the 
15th annual 
Harvest 
Dinner 
to 
benefit 
Native 
Seeds/SEARCH
.  The event begins with bocaditos at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Seating 
for 
the 
dinner 
is 
limited 
and 
reservations 
are 
required.  
Tickets 
are
 $150 
per 
person 
and
 include 
wines, 
tax, 
and 
gratuity.  
All 
profits 
from 
the 
dinner 
support 
NS/S 
and 
$75 
per 
dinner 
is 
tax
 deductible.  
For 
reservations 
call 
520‐615‐6100

Worm Composting Workshop with Linda Leigh

Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 12 noon; $65 per person, 3061 N. Campbell, Tucson
Learn everything that you need to know to successfully compost your household waste using worms! Learn how to maintain the bin, feed the worms, and harvest and use the worm compost. You’ll go home with: A complete worm composting system; 1 pound of composting worms; Bedding for the worms to live in, the book “Worms Eat my Garbage”
Please register by Oct. 8; Linda Leigh, 520-896-9311, lindaleigh1(at)mac.com, www.vermillionwormery.com

Permaculture Course with Toby Hemenway – 6 weekends starting Nov 12-13

Permaculture Course with Toby Hemenway author of Gaia’s Garden, the best-selling permaculture book in the world at Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) Conservation Center.

One weekend a month for six months beginning November 12 13. $1,000 tuition, $850 early bird if paid by October 21. Proceeds benefit NS/S. For more information: www.nativeseeds.org

 

Seed School – Native Seeds/SEARCH

 

October 30th – November 4, 2011 at the NS/S Conservation Center – 3584 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ

Join NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman and special guests for a 6-day immersion into a new regional and sustainable seed production and distribution system. Bill is a 30 year veteran of the seed industry who has recently joined NS/S as Executive Director. Bill has founded three seed companies and co-founded several nonprofits.

Seed School is for gardeners, farmers, herbalists, nurseries, CSAs, nonprofits, government agencies and anyone else concerned with regional, sustainable and diverse agriculture

Proceeds benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Lunch is included.

Early bird tuition – paid by October 7: $600.00.

Tuition after October 7: $700.00; Deposit to reserve a spot: $200.00.

Full payment is due two weeks prior to the starting date. Space is limited – sign up early, this is the last Seed School scheduled in 2011.

For more information: www.nativeseeds.org

What does a food cooperative do and why is it important?

Monthly Community Series – Ideas, Conversation, Food – 3rd Monday of every Month

Sep. 19, 2011, 5:30-7:30p, Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

Guest Speaker, Coley Ward, Marketing Mgr., Food Conspiracy Cooperative, “What does a food cooperative do and why is it important?”

Door Prizes! See our new Seed Room Library!

For more information: www.nativeseeds.org