Arizona Native Plant Society Chapter forming in Graham, Greenlee Counties

Are you interested in learning more about AZ native plants or looking to boost your desert landscaping skills?

Attend the first meeting of the newest local Arizona Native Plant Society Chapter!

SAFFORD, AZ – October 11, 2019 – Due to a rising local interest in learning more about native plants and how to use them in gardening and desert landscaping, a new chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society is being formed in the Graham & Greenlee County area.

The Arizona Native Plant Society (AZNPS) started in 1976. Their mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and restoration of Arizona native plants and their habitats.

Native plants provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife, while contributing greatly to healthy soil and water in rural areas. They use less water, require less maintenance, provide shelter and food for wildlife and support pollinators, and promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage.

The first Informational meeting for the new forming AZNPS chapter will be held on Friday, October 25th at 3:00PM, at the EAC Discovery Park, Circle D Ranch House. The Circle D Ranch House is located inside Discovery Park at 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546. Once you enter Discovery Park parking lot, follow the signs to the ranch house.

This meeting is open to everyone, whether you are looking to join or simply want to learn more. The agenda will include an introduction to the Native Plant Society, brainstorming possible chapter activities, planning future meetings, electing officers, and deciding on a name for the chapter!

For more information, contact Kara Barron at (928) 424-3886 or For more information about AZNPS, visit