GWP’s fall native plant sale moves online

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SAFFORD — Despite a downward trend in the number of new COVID-19 cases by day, the Gila Watershed Partnership isn’t taking any chances when it comes to selling plants.

The GWP announced its fall native plant sale will take place online, just like its spring sale.

Those hoping to purchase native, pollinator friendly and drought-tolerant plants can order online and pick up the plants between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday between Sept. 14 and Oct. 16.

“In the Upper Gila Watershed, we are blessed with relatively mild weather most of the year,” said Steve Plath, Gila native plant nursery manager. “Because of our generally moderate temperatures, fall can be one of our most dependable planting seasons and offers a wide variety of advantages. It allows new plants the longest period of time to get established prior to the next summer’s heat. Adequate watering during the cooler weather is far easier to manage and the occasional missed watering rarely results in damaged plants.”

To order plants, go to for a full plant list and prices, along with instructions on how to order. Plants will be available for pick-up at the Gila Native Plant Nursery at EAC Discovery Park Campus

GWP supporters who have donated to the Gila Watershed Partnership at the $100 level or above will qualify for a 10-percent discount. And members who recruit an additional member will receive an additional 15-percent off purchases, up to the first $100.

If you are interested in joining the GWP membership program at $100 or above to be eligible for this special discount, go to, contact Julie Davis at 928-424-3886 or e-mail