Wildlife Gardening
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Wildlife Gardening

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Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase ticket here.
Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-class shopping. Class starts at 7:30pm.

We will cover the basics of turning your backyard (or front yard) into a wildlife corridor.

  • How to design the landscape to support wildlife.

  • How to select the right nectar plants.

  • Larval food plants, planting and considerations.

  • Plants that are for the birds.

  • Bees: domestic and native.

  • Maintaining the balance: dealing with pests.

  • Lizards & bats.

  • Life underground.

  • Critters we hate and love.

  • Wildlife gardening in small places: guidelines for patios and more urban areas.

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Establishing New Plants & Basic Plant Care
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Establishing New Plants & Basic Plant Care

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Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase tickets here.
Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-class shopping. Class starts at 7:30pm.

A great class for people who just moved here, or are totally new to gardening and landscaping in our region.

Even if you are experienced, we will touch upon more advanced subjects in this class like soil microbiology.

  • Soil preparation for landscape and garden. Basic soil biology as it relates to plants.

  • Planting and acclimating a new start: both vegetables/herb gardens, as well as xeric landscape plants.

  • Caring for established plants, seasonal care.

  • Plant/soil nutrition in our region.

  • Questions/Answers

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Top 20 Native Plants for Tucson Pollinator Gardens.
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Top 20 Native Plants for Tucson Pollinator Gardens.

Join Carianne Campbell of Strategic Habitat Enhancements, LLC for an evening presentation on the patio at Zinman's Food Shop. Carianne will discuss her "Top 20" native pollinator plants for Tucson - a balanced list that includes grasses, trees, and everything in-between! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door - get yours now because space is limited!

Arrive just before sunset to get your seat and grab some nibbles, provided by Zinman's Food Shop!

Spadefoot Nursery will be on-hand with some of the native plants that are featured in the presentation.

Tickets are available here. <—— click there

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Native Plant Foods of Our Region
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Native Plant Foods of Our Region

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Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase ticket here.
Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-class shopping. Class starts at 7:30pm.

We live in an arid region, yet somehow people have been farming here longer than most places in the western hemisphere. Partly this is due to our proximity: situated between the tropic and temperate zones, we are also influenced by our geology which has created mountains surrounded by valleys. All these things create a rich biodiversity, and many of our plant species are edible! In this class we will profile a list of native plants that can be used as foods, some of which are potential crops for the arid future ahead posed by global warming.

  • Profiles of native plant foods

  • Methods of preparation and techniques for preserving and/or rending plants edible

  • Growing native edible food plants

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Petey Mesquitey at Chiricahua-Peloncillo Heritage Days
Sep
7
9:30 AM09:30

Petey Mesquitey at Chiricahua-Peloncillo Heritage Days

  • pin Chiricahua Desert Museum & Geronimo Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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11th Annual Farmers Market & Crafts Fair
The mission of “Chiricahua–Peloncillo Heritage Days” is to educate and inspire local citizens in understanding the important role that flora, fauna, water and open space play in the health of the Chiricahua–Peloncillo Mountain community, and to highlight the interdependent connection that exists between our natural heritage and the cultural heritage in that region.

More info: http://www.friendsofcavecreekcanyon.com/events/heritage-days/

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Digging Deep: Compost, Plant Nutrition, and Soil Biology
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Digging Deep: Compost, Plant Nutrition, and Soil Biology

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Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase ticket here.
Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-class shopping. Class starts at 7:30pm.

Growing organically is not about feeding plants. It is about maintaining an environment that supports the soil biology which provides for the plants. In this class we will dig deep into how plants get their nutrition naturally, and how we can work with nature, instead of against.

  • An introduction to soil biology including the microbiology.

  • Learning why conventional farming/gardening is killing our soils, and what alternatives there are.

  • Letting it rot: various methods of composting in the back yard, including vermiculture (worm composting). Learning what makes a good compost.

  • Using the compost: how and where to apply in the landscape and garden, including an introduction to aerated compost tea.

  • An introduction to applied aquaponics: using aquaponics like an aerated compost tea.

  • Other methods of feeding the soil with organics.

  • Questions and Answers.

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Growing Vegetables &amp; Herbs in the Desert
Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Growing Vegetables & Herbs in the Desert

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Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase ticket here.
Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-class shopping. Class starts at 7:30pm.

In this class we will go over all the basics for growing vegetables and herbs in our region, addressing all the seasons. We will be covering how to do this organically, supporting wildlife and avoiding waging war on pests.

  • The basics of the seasons for edible gardening.

  • An introduction to compost, soil nutrition, and biology in the garden.

  • Planning and digging out the beds.

  • Where to put what: giving plants enough room and using the shade to your advantage.

  • Planting from seed vs. planting nursery-grown plants. Getting it all started.

  • Maintenance of the plants and garden bed when plants are growing.

  • Keeping pollinators happy.

  • Transitioning between the seasons.

  • Container growing for small spaces.

  • Managing your bounty: harvesting and preserving of your crops.

  • Questions and Answers.

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Petey Mesquitey at Native Plants of Cochise County Sale, Sierra Vista
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Petey Mesquitey at Native Plants of Cochise County Sale, Sierra Vista

  • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Native Plants of Cochise County

Back by popular demand! Petey Mesquitey waxes poetic about local flora - followed by a plant sale!

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Groth Hall, UA Sierra Vista campus, 1140 North Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Petey Mesquitey, radio raconteur and nursery grower, will talk about our unique and amazing local native plants. After the talk you can purchase from a selection of hardy, drought tolerant species grown by Mr. Mesquitey's nursery.

Event Contact: Valerie Davidson
UA Cooperative Extension
valeriedavidson@email.arizona.edu
520-458-8278 x2141

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The Right Plant, the Right Place: Planning the Landscape
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Right Plant, the Right Place: Planning the Landscape

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Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase ticket here.
Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-class shopping. Class starts at 7:30pm.

Instead of planting willy-nilly, learn how to plan your landscape, establishing zones that make sense for your needs, while conserving water and providing for wildlife.

  • Planting the Water: how to grade the landscape so that you take advantage of the rainfall.

  • Planting the Shade and the Sun: how to properly place trees and taller plants so that they work for you. Establishing the understory.

  • Placing the vegetable/herb garden.

  • Pollinator beds.

  • Meeting both human and wildlife needs.

  • A selection of the best plants for our region: plant profiles with growing information and where to put these plants.

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Monsoon Pollinator Gardening with Carianne Campbell
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Monsoon Pollinator Gardening with Carianne Campbell

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Arrive just before sunset to browse Spadefoot Nursery's beautiful native plant selection, and then grab a cold prickly pear lemonade and a seat for a presentation on monsoon gardening with pollinators in mind! Carianne Campbell from Strategic Habitat Enhancements will discuss common monsoon pollinators in urban Tucson, along with their habitat and food needs. Nursery owners Jared McKinley, and Katy Gierlach will be on-hand to answer your most pressing native gardening questions.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Space will be limited to 25 participants.

Sign up for classes here.


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Establishing New Plants &amp; Basic Plant Care
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Establishing New Plants & Basic Plant Care

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Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase ticket here.

A great class for people who just moved here, or are totally new to gardening and landscaping in our region.

Even if you are experienced, we will touch upon more advanced subjects in this class like soil microbiology.

  • Soil preparation for landscape and garden. Basic soil biology as it relates to plants.

  • Planting and acclimating a new start: both vegetables/herb gardens, as well as xeric landscape plants.

  • Caring for established plants, seasonal care.

  • Plant/soil nutrition in our region.

  • Questions/Answers

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Monsoon Pollinator Gardening with Carianne Campbell
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Monsoon Pollinator Gardening with Carianne Campbell

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Arrive just before sunset to browse Spadefoot Nursery's beautiful native plant selection, and then grab a cold prickly pear lemonade and a seat for a presentation on monsoon gardening with pollinators in mind! Carianne Campbell from Strategic Habitat Enhancements will discuss common monsoon pollinators in urban Tucson, along with their habitat and food needs. Nursery owners Jared McKinley, and Katy Gierlach will be on-hand to answer your most pressing native gardening questions.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Space will be limited to 25 participants.

Sign up for classes here.


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Spadefoot Nursery Grand Opening
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Spadefoot Nursery Grand Opening

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Spadefoot Nursery Grand Opening

Saturday, July 6, 2019

2831 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

Grand Opening Details

Grand opening celebration including presentations from
Petey Mesquitey, Jared McKinley, Katy Gierlach, Carianne Campbell,
Judy Mielke, musical performance by Robert Anthony Villa.

Spadefoot Nursery has been opening up shop for what they call “soft opening” dates during the month of June. Starting in July they will be open 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, 8am-4pm.

On Saturday, July 6 Spadefoot will be open for regular hours (8am-4pm), and then, starting at 7:30pm, will celebrate the grand opening with a small party, open to the public. Spadefoot Nursery founder Petey Mesquitey will do what Petey Mesquitey does. Owners Katy Gierlach and Jared McKinley will talk about the intentions and goals of the new nursery. During this evening, attendees will have a chance to chat with Judy Mielke, author of Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes, and get their books signed. Carianne Campbell of Strategic Habitat Enhancements will talk about biodiversity and the work being done in urban areas to support pollinators. Robert Anthony Villa will entertain us with his violin.

Mostly we want to have a nice shindig to thank our supporters who helped us, in one year, begin to realize our vision.


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Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

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Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
29
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
View Event →
Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
28
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
View Event →
Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
View Event →
Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
View Event →
Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
View Event →
Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
View Event →
Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening
Jun
20
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
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Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening FATHERS DAY EDITION
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Excuse the Mess, The Spadefoot Nursery Soft Opening FATHERS DAY EDITION

A bit over a year ago we decided to start this plant nursery, expanding on what Petey Mesquitey does in Cochise County. Finally, after a year of schlepping our plants from farmers market to farmers market, we finally have a retail location. 

We have started this business on a shoestring, and have some goals before we do our GRAND OPENING, but we thought we'd give the space a test run to see how it works, and we know y'all are dying to see where we are at. 

See selected dates in the event, 8am-4pm at our retail location, 2831 E Broadway Boulevard, in the property behind Jen's Organic Home & Baby. Please park in front of Jen's, next door to the east at the old Rose Petal shop or in the neighborhood behind. Information can also always be found on our website at SpadefootNursery.com. 

The nursery isn't totally finished, but it's finished enough to have some plant sales. We will have more plants available to browse than at our normal plant sales since this will be our permanent retail location. 

We are excited to launch our nursery, finally. Soon we will be open daily with regular hours. Until our grand opening, we will have these popup sales. 

Please only show up to the nursery on the days we announce we are open.

IMG_4885.jpg
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