• The EMNRCD serves 13 cities in East Maricopa from Cave Creek down to Queen Creek and out to Superior. If you are a farmer or rancher and need guidance on a project contact us and we may be able to help!
  • The Desert Willow is working with several groups to develop a sustainable garden. When completed the garden will be used by Desert Willow as an educational facility.

Upcoming Events

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Schedule a School Tour!

Time/Days depend upon teacher/student availability.

Where: Desert Willow Environmental Ed Center & Garden

@ Superstition Farm

Cost: $5.00 per student


Fall Planting Day!

Date: October 4, 2014

Time: 9am - 1pm

Where: Desert Willow Environmental Education Center

Cost: FREE!





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School Tours Now Available!

We can host 60 students per tour and have space available for students, teachers and parents to eat lunch before departure. Our sustainable garden is a place where students learn all the important science behind our desert ecosystem. All of the curriculum taught on site follows Arizona Education Standards!Teachers get to choose two lesson plans that they would like for their students to learn.

Topics Include:

Wildlife, Wind & Solar Energy, Plant Parts, Native American Culture and Water Conservation

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Phone: 480-580-6608

Cost: $5.00 per student



Thank you to all of those that have continued to support Desert Willow Environmental Education Center!

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Volunteers Are Always  Needed!

If you are interested in helping out in the garden contact us!

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(480) 580-6608


Volunteer Days are Over for the Summer

We are looking forward to working with you and building an environmentally sustainable  community next Fall!

Volunteer Days will be back in the swing starting the first Saturday of October at 9am! If you'd like to schedule a volunteer event for a different date please contact us!

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Desert Willow Environmental Education Center & Garden
3440 S Hawes Rd, Mesa 85212
(Located behind Superstition Farm Store)


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Do you like to teach? Do you want to Volunteer? Do you need service hours for school or work?

If you said yes to any of these questions then we are the Garden to get you what you want!

We need volunteers to help us teach our school tours. There will be a volunteer training and all materials/ curriculum are already in place. All we need is your assistance so please contact us today at 480-580-6608! We appreciate everything our volunteers do for our organization! Thank you!