Local Plants & Nurseries
- Berridge Nursery – Expensive, but always beautiful-quality stuff, and centrally located
- The Desert Botanical Garden – Semi-annual plant sale is a great source for desert landscaping plants.
- Dig It Nursery – Small, but nice quality goods at a fair price, and often some interesting rare-ish items
- Farmyard Phoenix – Locally tried and tested fruit and vegetable seeds and starts, in season
- Garden City – Richards Garden Center – North side of town off I-10, but good quality, locally grown fruit trees & desert-appropriate shrubs
- Shamus O’Leary’s Tropical Fruit Trees – small local nursery featuring tropical fruits. May require some extra planning to give them a happy climate
- SRP Shade Tree program – Not necessarily food trees, but free to home owners in SRP neighborhoods
- Fruit Tree Program at the Urban Farm – seasonal pop-up nursery complete with Phoenix-specific guidance as to which varieties do well here, how to plant, etc. Trees available for order in the fall, for pick up in late winter
- Vilardi Gardens
Internet Seeds & Plants
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – One of THE BEST sources for heirloom, non-GMO fruit and vegetable seeds. Great quality, and a huge selection.
- Native Seeds / SEARCH – Tucson-based non-profit dedicated to finding and preserving desert-adapted fruit and vegetable seeds. Many are historical varieties grown by the indigenous peoples of this region.
- Seed Savers Exchange
- The Desert Botanical Garden – Gardening classes, and on-site botanical garden featuring thousands of desert adapted plants from around the world
- Jake Mace Gardening – Gardening classes run by local gardener and Vegan Athelete, Jake Mace
- Maricopa County Horticultural Extension – Access to ask Master Gardeners questions, plant lists of desert-adapted plants, answers to questions about common garden pests, etc.
- Urban Farm U – Internet and workshop gardening classes by local gardening guru Greg Peterson. Greg also does a fantastic podcast you can subscribe to on iTunes!
Other Gardening Services
- Farmyard Phoenix – Garden consulting services & installation
Canning & Preserving
- Ball Jars & Canning Recipes
- LDS.org Longer-Term Food Supply
- National Center for Home Food Preservation
Community-Supported Agrigulture (CSAs)