Fall Events

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Borderlands Restoration in Uncategorized

Water Harvesting Workshop 

Friday, September 12 at Patagonia Union High School. 1:30-5:00pm

Join in part two of the pollinator garden & living laboratory. We’ll be creating terraces & water harvesting basins.

Bring shovels, wheelbarrows, sturdy shoes, eye protection, hat, and a swimsuit for a dip in the pool afterwards.

RSVP to Caleb :  calebweaver@borderlandsrestoration.org


Let’s Get Grassed!

Grass ID Workshop


Sunday, September 14 at Deep Dirt Field Institute

We’ll be collecting grasses and making our own field guide to grasses of Patagonia.

Potluck social follows. Free 1 gallon native grass plant for the first 20 participants to arrive. Bring a hand lupe, magnifying glass, and notebook. Wear sturdy footwear, bug repellant, water, and a smile 🙂

Free Event. Suggested donation of $10 to support workshops.

Starts at 3pm.

RSVP to Kate: ddfillc@gmail.com. Learn More


Grassland Insects: Delicious Delights & Other Matters


 Panel Discussion & Local Foods Potluck

September 19, 6pm

Cady Hall


Liz Bernays, entomologist, will introduce the topic of insects & plants in the grasslands.

Jason Botz, USDA agriculture inspector & entomologist, will demonstrate some grasshopper catching, processing and storage methods. He will introduce other tasty treats, including: giant desert centipedes, scorpions, and his favorite: soft-shell cicadas!

Binx Selby, founder of the Balance Point Institute & local author, will discuss the health benefits of eating insects.

Kim & Cindy, adventurous wildcrafters,  will tell stories of foraging & subsisting off grasshoppers from their Arizona Trail journey.

Bring a sense of adventure & a dish of locally-sourced food to share. Learn More. 

Free Event. Donations help support more fun events!


More Events

September 19: Santa Cruz County Fair kids day. Come help facilitate seed pellet making with ALL students from Santa Cruz county. Contact Caleb:  calebweaver@borderlandsrestoration.org.

September 27: Pancake Breakfast & Tour of Deep Dirt Field Institute, Borderland’s Demonstration Site. RSVP to Kate:  ddfillc@gmail.com. Learn More. 

October 4: Pollinator Garden Workshop. Come learn techniques to harvest water & create a thriving pollinator garden. 9am-11am. Borderlands Retail Space on 3rd & McKeown in downtown Patagonia. Learn More. 

October 10-11: Borderland’s Fall Festival Plant Sale. Come get native pollinator plants at a bargain price. 10-3 at the Borderlands Retail Space on 3rd & McKeown in downtown Patagonia. Learn More.



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