Nurturing Plants and People since 1981

A unique provider of integrated employment for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities in the context of a retail native plant nursery. Celebrating respect for all, human dignity, community, and a sense of place.

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Our services promote respect for each individual’s beliefs and values within their culture and celebrate healthy living in our desert home

Desert Survivors Inc. is dedicated to providing quality employment to adults with developmental disabilities, advocacy for families and individuals, desert-friendly products at our native plant nursery, and services to our community.

Provide meaningful and dignified work opportunities to adults with disabilities, at our Nursery and through other business partnerships.

Provide services to the community using the Pima County River Park Loop from Ajo to Ina and at La Vuelta Pit Stop.

Provide support and information to families/guardians of individuals with disabilities.

Provide education to our community to appreciate, promote and protect the fragile ecology of the Sonoran Desert with an emphasis on Southern Arizona

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Desert Survivors creates an integrated work environment where every employee is treated equally with respect and dignity. We honor ALL diversity and welcome ALL.
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Become a nursery member

Become a Nursery Member

Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the nursery (plants, books, supplements, soils, etc.) for an entire year, and benefit from a 20% discount on all purchases during our annual plant sale days.
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Become a Supported Employee

Currently, Desert Survivors offers Group Supported Employment to individuals with I/DD through our qualified vendor contract with the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities.
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Help Desert Survivors offers native plants in our nursery and provides employment services to job seekers with disabilities.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit.

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Join Our Team

Would you like to provide human services without being stuck behind a desk? Review our open positions and apply online.
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