Join us at our Native Grass Open House Monday October 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to share our progress transplanting seven species of native grasses near El Potrero Farm. We are restoring wildlife habitat on the farm with a Partners for Fish and Wildlife grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Enjoy refreshments, tour the plantings, learn about native grasses, take home Arizona Cottontop seedlings (while they last), get your hands dirty planting the last grasses, and sign up for a later tour of nearby native grass plantings started over 20 years ago. Email us at the address in the footer of this page for directions.
Videographer Gilbert Urias captured our native pasture in seed last fall. Woody Hume, Saguaro Juniper herd manager, described how cattle help spread seeds to new areas. Editor Sam Janesko worked his magic on Tom Orum’s rough cut of our native grass video, out later this year.
We’re delighted Francesca Claverie has joined our Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience propagating native plants and mentoring volunteers. Francesca is nursery manager at Borderlands Restoration. Prior to coming to Arizona, she graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Native American Studies and International Agricultural Development. Learn more about our newest board member here. Welcome aboard, Francesca!