About the Journal
From Me to You
Calendar of Events
Things to Expect & Do
Ask A Gardener
Tomatoes in the
Creating A Butterfly
Stories to Delight
BCI Celebrates 20th
Designing Your Own
Herbs for the Bath
Center for Native &
January Citrus Clinic
C O M P U T E R C O R N E R
by Terry Tanner,
MOUNTAIN STATES NURSERY
Mountain States Wholesale Nursery (a generous donor to the Master
Gardener program) has completed work on their web page. It looks great,
and has links to plant photos and cultural information.
Extreme to severe drought conditions have been developing over the past
three to four years, and the effects are increasingly being felt over much of the
Southwestern United States. El Nino conditions have developed in the equatorial
Pacific, but what impact the 2002-2003 El Nino event will have on the
Southwest still remains uncertain. Deborah J. Young, Ph.D., Associate
Director, Programs, Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona, says the
Arizona Cooperative Extension has brought together faculty from campus and
counties to address drought issues. Topics include households, climate,
finances, animal, fire, and range management.
You can go to this site and find the fat content of any food.
AVOID MEDICAL ERRORS
The government has been tracking the increase in medical errors and has
come up with a list of tips. The federal Agency for Health Care Research and
Quality developed the list to help people make informed decisions and
improve communication with providers.
An innovative program offered by the Arizona Department of Transportation
(ADOT) offers road conditions, plus links to live video of Phoenix freeways,
statewide weather, the online Bus Book,
carpool/vanpool matching, and more.
This site features resources on plant identification, nomenclature, and new cultivars.
STOCKING YOUR PANTRY
In the aftermath of Sept 11, the following t hree sites give information on stocking a
pantry to have an emergency supply of
food and water in case of disruptions in
transportation, electricity, or water supplies,
including those caused by tornadoes or
other extreme weather conditions.
Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated January 25, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
© 1997 The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County
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Voice: (602) 470-8086 ext. 301, Fax (602) 470-8092