Spring Plant Sale Benefits Community of Developmentally Disabled

| March 15, 2012

Desert Survivors has been providing services to the developmentally disabled community in Pima County for the past 30 years. It’s small staff oversees groups of special needs adults working in the organization’s nursery on Starr Pass Road, and in the community as contract landscape crews. Desert Survivors also provides early intervention services to families of children with special needs, helping to maintain a supportive environment and locate resources within the community.

Father Kino Heritage Trees

Father Kino Heritage Trees

Much of the funding for these services is raised through the operation of the nursery and several annual plant sales like the upcoming Spring Plant Sale. The Spring Plant Sale is open to the public this Saturday and Sunday. The plants offered are all native regional species, and 95% of the plants are grown in-house at the Desert Survivor’s nursery. Desert Survivor’s is also a partner in the Kino Heritage Fruit Tree Project, an effort to reproduce the oldest heirloom fruit trees grown at the missions established by Father Kino hundreds of years ago.

Desert Survivor’s is a 501(c)(3) organization, and relies on support from its members. Membership helps support the operation, and members enjoy a hefty 20% discount on plant sale purchases. Visit their membership page here. The Spring Plant Sale is open 8am to 5pm Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday.

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