In Ahwatukee Sunflowers Native Mesquite Pods

In Ahwatukee

The first RSSSL, a portable version, will be at the Ahwatukee Farmer’s Market. It may also be found at Ahwatukee Community Garden and East Valley Transition events.


Sunflowers are one of the few major food crops native to the US. Indigenous peoples may have cultivated sunflowers even before the Three Sisters – corn, beans, and squash. These are labeled “Advanced” in RSSSL as they are readily cross-pollinated by insects.

Native Mesquite Pods

We include tree seeds in our seed libraries. Most desert trees are fast growing and will provide shade and food within a few years. Plus more seeds for our community!

Seed library network for the Rio Salado and Gila River watersheds