Borderlands Restoration Retail Native Plant Nursery will celebrate the addition of a new greenhouse and extended retail hours with an open house 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, March 20, at 42 San Antonio Road. There will be live music, food, plant propagation activities, and a wide selection of plants for sale.
Founded in 2012 when a group of restoration practitioners identified and responded to the need for locally produced native plants to support habitat restoration activities, the nursery provides native trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers for home, large-scale projects and contract services.
The nursery’s native plants are uniquely adapted to thrive in this area’s low-water region with tolerance to seasonal temperatures. Many also support local pollinators during critical migratory periods. The nursery promotes habitat resiliency by working with plant material that is sourced within the ecoregion, which maximizes the benefits of these adaptations. Sales of its plants support the health of the local ecology, pollinators such as butterflies, birds, bats and bees, and the local economy.
Borderlands Restoration L3c was established as the first limited-profit social enterprise in Arizona in order to address threats to ecological and social integrity in the borderland’s region. Borderlands Restoration L3c facilitates large-scale ecological restoration to empower local citizens to restore degraded ecosystems to benefit their own communities and the development of a sustainable, de-carbonized restoration economy. Borderlands Restoration L3c is part of the larger Borderlands Restoration Network partnership that works together to harness both philanthropic and social impact capital, allowing us to advance our collective work in ways that no one organization could do alone.