Local Gardening Resources for Arizona's Warm Season

All over Arizona gardeners are prepping their beds to plant warm season vegetables. Whether you're a novice or an expert, these Local First Arizona Members will help get you growing.

Getting Started

Attend Grow PHX Grow Your Own Food Summit on March 7th to learn all about seeds, growing your own food, and backyard chickens!

For a full suite of gardening resources in the Ajo area, including composting, education and more, we recommend the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Native Seeds/SEARCH is more than just a seed company. They have a great gardening guide for both the low and high deserts. You can also attend a Native American Seed Growers Workshop March 7th & 8th.

Valley Permaculture Alliance is continuously broadening its educational events, classes and workshops. They also have a seed library!

Be sure to also check out Southwest Gardener, the Tucson Botanical Gardensthe Desert Botanical Gardens, Food Conspiracy Co-op, and Terroir Seeds/Underwood Gardens for gardening books, workshops, information, tips and tricks, seeds, and plant sales.

Space for Rent


The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona offers home gardening classes, runs several farmers markets, and you can rent a plot in Las Milpitas Community Farm.

Other member community gardens include Roosevelt GrowHouse and Mesa Urban Garden. Find even more community gardens in Maricopa County, Tucson, Flagstaff, and Cottonwood.

Seeds and Seedlings

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We are lucky in Arizona to have both Terroir Seeds/Underwood Gardens and Native Seeds/SEARCH for locally grown and desert adapted seeds.

Be sure to check out the Desert Botanical Garden's Bi-Annual Plant Sale March 20th-22nd for native pollinators!

Maya's Farm has several varieties of heirloom tomatoes on sale now at the Phoenix Public Market and The Farm at South Mountain.

Visit a farmers market near you for plant starts, seedlings, and maybe even compost.


In Flagstaff, TerraBIRDS has a Garden Starts CSA program providing high elevation seedlings, and it's not too late to join.

There are many nurseries and farmers' markets in Arizona you can find vegetable starts from Vilardi Gardens, including Harper's Nursery and Landscaping, Desert Horizon Nursery, Joy's Friday Market at the Simple Farm, Roadrunner Farmers Market and Ahwatukee Farmers Market.


Gardening Supplies


Looking to improve your soil? Try Great Big Plants and Recycled City for amendments.

Find other garden supplies at:

Help for Hire

Don't have the time or manpower to get a garden started on your own? Garden Guru AZ, Nurse Tree Arch Design, and Red Bark Design can help!