Borderlands Nursery & Seed is happy to announce our 2022 schedule for plant sales and delivery events in borderlands communities. We will be changing our hours beginning April 1 to three annual plant sales at the nursery, pre-order delivery dates in Tucson, as well as open hours on select Saturdays, or by appointment.
Borderlands Restoration Network has partnered with the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center and Desert Laboratory of Tummamoc Hill along with the College of Natural Resources and the Environment for a collaborative free workshop training series, Mesquite Artisan Training for Climate-Resilient Management of Mesquite Savannas and Woodlands in Southern Arizona: Creating Jobs for a Restoration Economy, funded by the University of Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) grant.
This free climate-friendly mesquite artisan training series will teach mesquite management and artisan skills that can enhance mesquite habitats in southern Arizona to reduce the impacts of wildfires, floods, drought, and heat waves in rangeland interfaces with rural communities.
The workshops will provide participants with hands-on training and skill building teaching sustainable uses for mesquite ranging from practical knowledge to managing mesquite on your property, learning about fine woodworking, and using mesquite as a local food source. Workshops are free and open to all participants 18+.
Native Seed Collection Workshop &
Tour of BRN Seed Lab
October 15, 10AM - 2PM
Borderlands Nursery & Seed
NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Join us Saturday, October 15 for a tour of the BRN Seed Lab to learn about our seed lab operations and programs, then head out to the beautiful San Rafael Valley to learn about native grasses and our ethical seed collection protocols.
Participants will then help collect seeds that will be used in a local ecological restoration project to mitigate erosion and revegetate the landscape to support habitat in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains on public and private lands.
Participants should bring water and snacks, wear sun-protective gear, long pants, and sturdy shoes for walking across uneven terrain and be comfortable hiking short distances.
Seed collection equipment as well as snake gaiters and blaze orange safety vests will be provided. This opportunity is open to 15 participants.
Email email@example.com to sign-up.
Borderlands Wildlife Preserve Celebration
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 9AM
Casa Blanca Canyon AZT Trailhead
In celebration of the permanent protection of the Borderlands Wildlife Preserve (BWP), join us at the Casa Blanca AZT Trailhead at the BWP for brief remarks from BRN, Wildlife Corridors, and the Forest Legacy Program.
Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks including pastries from event sponsor, Butter My Biscuit, while you check out booths from BRN, The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Game & Fish, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, and Friends of Sonoita Creek.
Following remarks, join retired biology teacher, birder, and longtime BRN volunteer, John Hughes, for a 1-mile, easy-to-moderate guided nature hike with a special emphasis on birds of the area along the AZ Trail located in the BWP.
Or, feel free to blaze your own trail on any of the BWP trails. (Please follow usage guidelines for each of the trails, particularly regarding dogs.)
Please RSVP by October 21 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Casa Blanca Canyon AZT Trailhead parking lot is located on the west side of highway 82 off of Casa Blanca Canyon Road, 4.5 miles north of the Town of Patagonia. Follow 82 to Casa Blanca Road and the parking lot is on the left-hand side. Signs will be posted to guide you. Or, click here for google maps.
Tucson Native Plant Delivery
November 12 & December 10, 11AM - Noon
Exo Roast Co.
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Shop our Borderlands Nursery & Seed plants and seeds online and pick-up your order at Exo Roast Co. in Tucson on the listed dates.
At check out online, note EXO and which date you will be picking up your order.
320-B School Street
Patagonia, AZ 85624
PO Box 121
Patagonia, AZ 85624