Scheduled Club Events
Second Thursday Monthly: Club Board meeting, 9 am at Landmark Restaurant in Sierra Vista, 400 W. Fry Boulevard. All members are welcome to attend.
Third Thursday Monthly: Regular monthly Gardener's Club meeting starting at 1pm and lasting 2-3 hours. Held in the large conference room of the former sheriff's office in the County Complex at the corner of Hwy 92 and Foothills Drive. The address is 4001 E. Foothills Drive. The sheriff's building is on your left as you enter and has a flagpole in front. There is a handicap ramp to the right of the main entrance stairs. Guests are welcome to come and try out a meeting.
Upcoming Garden-related and Member Events in Southeastern Arizona
Sierra Vista Events:
Farmer's Markets in Cochise County:
- Sierra Vista Farmer's Market: Thursdays, 10am-2pm year round. Thursday located in Veteran's Park. The Sierra Vista Farmers Market operates a vibrant market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, strengthens our food economy, and provides citizens with a local alternative to corporate, globalized food production. Shoppers have access to fresh, nutritious, locally raised food while forming positive personal connections with the hard-working ranchers, farmers, and other vendors who sell their goods at the market.Manager: Thursday Market: Diane Jones, (520) 678-2638 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- High Desert Farmer's Market: Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-1739. Our Focus: The overall focus of the High Desert Farmers Market is to not only provide the community with a number of fresh, local, organic food choices, we’re also interested in educating the community on our current (broken) food system. We’re finding that many people simply don’t understand how our food system works, and that’s why one of our goals is to educate those who are interested in learning more about the food they eat and where it actually comes from. (highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com).
- Bisbee Farmer's Market: Bisbee Farmers Market is now a tradition in Bisbee, in Cochise County, AZ from the end of April until the middle of November at the south end of Vista Park, which is in the Warren area of Bisbee. To get there, take Bisbee Road from the Hwy 92 traffic circle to Vista Park, across from the lighted ball field. There is parking along the edge of the ball field as well as street parking around the park. You can purchase locally grown organic vegetables and fruits, grass-fed meets, eggs from free-range chickens--fill your market basket or cooler! Meet your friends and family and sip coffee or cool drinks, snack on baked goods or eat a tasty breakfast or lunch while sitting under the “Social Tree” listening to live music by talented local performers. Open Every Saturday from 9am-1pm. (email@example.com).
- Douglas Mercado: Raul Castro 10th St. Park (inside historic bldg at 10th St. and G Ave in bad weather. Sundays from 10 am-2 pm from April to October.
- Elfrida Farmer's Market:The Elfrida Farmers' Market is an extension of the Chricahua Community Health Center's Community Garden. It is open May-September Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Arizona FMNP checks are accepted. 10566 Hwy. 191, north of Elfrida on Hwy. 191, just south of Gleeson Road.
- St. David Farmer's Market: The St David Farmers’ Market is a not for profit organization with the mission of promoting eating locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and egg products, and baked/manufactured products made from these locally produced agriculture products. They accomplish this by holding a weekly open air market under the Solar Ramada in the St David School parking lot at 70 E. Patton St (Highway 80) in downtown St David year round each Saturday from 9 AM to 12 noon . 70 E. Patton (Hwy 80).
- U of A Campus Arboretum Tours: The University of Arizona's main campus, designated as a Campus Arboretum, is an elegant park in which to enjoy a walk. You might not know it is the product of almost 125 years of plant collection and research in desert horticulture. Nearly 8000 woody plants are documented there for our enjoyment and learning.
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: 2021 N Kinney Rd. Tucson. Hours: October-February, 8:30am-5pm (No entry after 4:15). (www.desertmuseum.org).
- Tucson Botanical Gardens: 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Open daily 8:30-4:30 except holidays (www.tucsonbotanical.org).
- Tohono Chul: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson. Hours: Grounds and tea room: 8am-5pm. Exhibit house, greenhouse and museum shops 9am-5pm. Admission: Members free, Adults $10, Seniors (62+) $8, Active Military $5, Student (w/ID) $5, Children ages 5-12 $3 & under 5 free. 520-742-6455 or (www.tohonochulpark.org).
- Reid Park Rose Garden-Tucson: Central Tucson, 22nd St. and Country Club Rd. (85716), 520-791-4873, Ext. 0. The beautiful and colorful Rose Garden is centrally located in Reid Park. The garden has a large gazebo with six benches and electrical outlets. It is surrounded by 101 species of roses and more than 800 individual plants. The roses and plants typically bloom in the spring (March, April) and the fall (September, October).
- Desert Survivors Nursery: Desert Survivors is a "home grown" human service agency founded in 1981 in Tucson, Arizona. It is a unique nonprofit organization combining the appreciation and preservation of the Sonoran Desert with innovative and effective services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Located at: 1020 West Starr Pass, Tucson AZ 85713, Hours: 8AM to 5PM, Tue. - Sat. Phone: 520-791-930. (www.desertsurvivors.org)
- Pima County Master Gardeners: located at the Pima County Cooperative Extension offices, 4210 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson. Demonstration Gardens are maintained by the Master Gardeners.
[Tours are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., weather permitting. (Tours are not conducted if it is raining.) Tours are NOT conducted during the month of January, Easter and Thanksgiving weekends. Clubs and groups who would like a tour at a time or day other than those regularly scheduled may call the Pima County Cooperative Education Office, 520-626-5161 and leave their contact information with Francine Correll. A Master Gardener will return the call to set up a time for the private tour.
All tours meet outside the door of the Plant Clinic, at the south end of the Extension Office Building, 4210 N. Campbell Avenue. Participants should wear comfortable shoes, hat, and sunscreen. A bottle of water is recommended. Tours last at least one hour (extension.arizona.edu/pima-master-gardeners).
- Tucson Cactus Society: (tucsoncactus.org).
- Tucson African Violet Society: (tucsonavs.org).
- Tucson Iris Society: (www.tucsoniris.org).
- Tucson Rose Society: (www.rosesocietyoftucson.org).
- Tucson Organic Gardeners: Community garden on west side of St Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 2nd St., one block west of Alvernon, 2 blocks south of Speedway. (www.tucsonorganicgardeners.org).