If the story of Jack and the Beanstalk has taught us anything, it's that gardening usually goes hand in hand with grumpy mothers, giant weeds, and wealthy giants. Prepare for the strange world of planting with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of seeds and goods at Native Seeds/SEARCH on North Campbell Avenue.
Native Seeds/SEARCH (Southwestern Endangered Aridland Resource Clearing House) has cultivated Southwestern heritage for more than two decades by conserving and selling a variety of wild and agricultural seeds. Each purchase from the organization's retail shop fosters the distribution of more than 350 ancient and aridlands-adapted crops. Desert farmers can pick up packets of unsprouted panic grass, Bisbee black-eyed peas, Hopi striped sunflowers, or Tarahumara bilobal gourds ($3 each), while non-gardeners can adorn their keys, backpacks, or frontpacks with a 4-inch beaded-corn keychain, handmade by a Navajo tribe member ($20), or set their tongues aflame with chiltepines mined from the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico ($7). Native Seeds’ earthy merchandise complements rustic meals and creative endeavors with many other foodstuffs, crafts, and life necessities, such as Eagle Creek devil’s claw seeds ($5), which, when fully grown, feature fiber for basket weaving, fanged fruit for eating, and flowers that speckle garden foliage and chatter with unsuspecting rabbits.
3061 N Campbell Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85719Get Directions