The Nursery provides a valuable service to the County by propagating, nurturing and supplying native plants for street divides and other public spaces. They also rescue native plants (primarily succulents) from public and private property destined for development.

For a couple hours each week, you can assist the staff in virtually every required function on site from watering, planting, up potting (bumping) to preparation for delivery to project sites. This is definitely NOT volunteer “busy work” but rather necessary help for their very small paid staff.

In addition to general volunteer satisfaction, you have a concentrated opportunity to learn about virtually every Arizona Uplands native plant. You also gain a tremendous amount from discussions with professional botanists, horticulturists, and irrigation specialists

by Colleen Whitaker, published January 30, 2019