ENRICHING THE HABITAT

The folks at Native Seeds/SEARCH are the real deal. Amazing selection of desert adapted seeds of all kinds, including rare kitchen garden edibles cultivated by Native Americans in the southwest. A nonprofit with a mission of crop diversity and regional seed sovereignty.

Here’s their listing for their Desert Tortoise Mix:

A mix of Southwest native wildflowers favored as food by desert tortoises. Varieties are fast growing and can tolerate munching abuse. This mix is great for any garden!

Mix includes 8 species including Desert Marigold, Mexican and/or White Evening Primrose, Globemallow, Summer Poppy, Parry’s and Palmer’s Penstemons, Desert Senna, and Desert Lupine.

Available in two sizes: Small (1.5 g and covers approximately 30 sq. feet) ($2.00), and Large (0.5 oz and covers approximately 100-200 sq. feet) ($12.00).

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About Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith trained as an architect and is also a developer, entrepreneur, and orchardist. She designs greenhouses, outhouses, yurts, tipis, tent cities, campsites and homesteading products under the mantra "Lighten Up!" Her 'Cul-de-sac Commune' project is a new model for resource sharing in the city, the suburbs and beyond. Read her full bio
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