Yellow Warbler. Photo: Catherine Harris
Audubon Southwest in AZ is excited to announce an innovative new project that engages the community in their own homes! Volunteers sign-up to receive a growing kit with pots, soil, seeds, and instructions to grow native plants at home. We are growing sunflowers this fall and of the 10 plants participants can grow, we’d like 5 back for installation in Rio Salado’s new Children’s Garden. Learn about sunflowers and 10 other plants that benefit birds here. Although the children’s garden-building workday was canceled this spring, we are tentatively hoping to host a modified workday this fall. Dates and details TBD! Regardless of a workday, Grow-at-Homers will be invited to schedule a safe drop-off for their plants at the Rio Salado Center in early October. For more information, please contact Cathy Wise.
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NOTE: The Fall 2020 Grow at Home cohort is FULL but you can sign-up for our next round, tentatively set for Spring 2021. Interested in receiveing updates or signing up for future events, fill out this form to stay connected
Fall 2020 Grow at Home participants, view the instructional video here.
Did you know that you can provide critical habitat for Arizona's wildlife in your own backyard? By planting native flowering plants, trees, and shrubs, you can become part of the growing movement to create pockets of habitat within the city that are essential to the survival of our native birds, butterflies, bees, and more! Learn about what to plant, where to get them, and which birds you're benefiting with Audubon's Plants for Birds database.