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  • Native Plant Nursery needs your old pots

    Jul 12, 2019 | Read More News
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    Got pots? Pima County's Native Plant Nursery needs containers of all sizes, but especially the 15-gallon-size ones, to continue growing native plants for public projects.
    Plastic pots
    Empty containers can be dropped off to the Native Plant Nursery at 5845 N. Camino de la Tierra, Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring some pots and take home a free Mammilaria grahamii or Dodonea viscosa!

    Fun Fact: The Native Plant Nursery hasn't had to use taxpayer dollars to purchase plant containers in five years! With your help, we can stretch that out even longer.

    The Native Plant Nursery is located at the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation main facility. All of the plants grown by the Native Plant Nursery end up in public spaces. At present, there are over 20,000 plants being grown for a variety of public projects, representing over 200 different species.

    In addition, the Native Plant Nursery maintains a native seed library of 130 species. The water source for the Native Plant Nursery is a high-nitrogen groundwater source which is not suitable for potable purposes, but excellent for plant propagation.

    The Native Plant Nursery does not sell plants to the public, however tours and volunteer opportunities are available. For additional information, please contact Jessie Byrd, Native Plant Nursery manager, at Jessie.Byrd@pima.gov or (520) 488-8022.