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Calendar of Events



AUGUST, 2003
8/2 - Guerrilla Herb Walk. Saturday, 7:30 am to noon. Tucson Botanical Garden. Experience the oldest and original pharmacy - the one from the earth! Edible and medicinal usages, identification, preparations, cautions, and ecological status will be discussed as we walk through the upper Santa Catalinas. Bring a hat, water, snacks, and good walking/hiking shoes. Will carpool from a designated eastside location. $22, $20 TBG members

8/20 and 8/23 - Preparing and Planting a Winter Vegetable Garden. Wednesday, August 20 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, and again Saturday, August 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Tucson Botanical Garden. Greg Corman, horticulturist from Gardening Insights, Inc., will discuss soil preparation, planting, and organic care of lettuces, Asian greens, peas, carrots, and other varieties for planting in mid-September. $12, $10 TBG members

8/23 and 8/24 - Maximize your Flower Power. Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to noon at Tucson Botanical Garden. Join artist/naturalist Doug Moore, author/illustrator of The Nature of Madera Canyon, for a weekend workshop closely observing and learning to create lifelike flowers in watercolor or color pencil. Class will includes slide lecture, flower anatomy/morphology, and plenty of drawing time with one-on-one instruction. A materials list will be mailed prior to class. Limit 15 students. $65, $60 TBG members

8/27 thru 8/28 - 10th Annual Maricopa County Summer Invasive Plant School. Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 2-day intensified course will cover weed biology and ecology, invasive weeds of AZ, weed management, using herbicides, laws and regulations and environmental compliance. Price: Cost recovery fee to be determined. Registration required. Location: 4341 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040. Contact: Kai Umeda or Pat Clay at kumeda@cals.arizona.edu. Phone: (602) 470-8086. Website: http://www.cals.arizona.edu/crops.

8/27 - Drip Irrigation Basics. Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Take the mystery out of watering your landscape. Learn to design and install a drip irrigation system that will be water efficient and low maintenance. Price: Free. Registration required. Location: Southeast Regional Library on Greenfield and Guadalupe Roads in Gilbert, AZ. Contact: Lisa Hemphill at lisahem@ci.gilbert.az.us. Phone: (480) 503-6878. Website: http://ci.gilbert.az.us/water.

SEPTEMBER, 2003
9/4 - Create Your Own Oasis. Thursday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Plan and design a colorful, water-efficient, lush landscape that will be maintenance free. You'll learn the plants and the techniques for success. Price: Free. Registration required. Location: Southeast Regional Library at Greenfield and Guadalupe Roads in Gilbert, AZ. Contact: Lisa Henphill at lisahem@ci.gilbert.az.us. Phone: (480) 503-6878. Website: http://ci.gilbert.az.us/water.

9/4 and 9/6 - Butterfly Gardening and Identification. Tucson Botanical Garden. Part I: Nectar Plants on Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Part II: Larval Food Plants on Saturday, September 6 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Learn how to attract a variety of fluttering beauties to your yard or patio. Two-part workshop taught by Master Gardener and butterfly aficionado Karen Hillson. $20, $18 TBG members

9/6 - Basic Rose Gardening for Fall. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Let our master gardeners show you how to grow roses successfully in the desert. You'll learn planting, pruning, watering and fertilizing for fall. Price: 20.00. Registration required. Location:4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix. Contact: Ainsley LaCour at ainsley@azorchids.com. Phone: (602) 470-8086. Sponsor: Cooperative Extension. Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/.

9/10 - Pruning Basics. Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Learn the what, when, why and how of pruning your plants to make them a beautiful addition to your landscape. Selecting, planting and staking will also be covered. Price: Free. Registration required. Location: Southeast Regional Library at Greenfield and Guadalupe Roads in Gilbert, AZ. Contact: Lisa Hemphill at lisahem@ci.gilbert.az.us. Phone: (480) 503-6878. Website: http://www.ci.gilbert.az.us/water.

9/13 - Turf Care and Overseeding. Saturday, 9:00 am to noon. Let our master gardeners show you how to select the best turf varieties. We'll divulge the best techniques for mowing, fertilizing, watering and overseeding. Price: 20.00. Registration required. Location: Cooperative Extension office, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix. Contact: Ainsley LaCour at ainsley@azorchids.com. Phone: (602) 470-8086. Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/.

9/13 - Bye Bye Buzzards. Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Hwy 60, Superior, Arizona. Join us to bid adieu as the flock of turkey vultures prepare to migrate back to Mexico and parts south. We open one hour early so "early birds" may view the vultures as they sun themselves on Magma Ridge and wait for the warm air thermal currents to rise before a day spent searching for carrion. After vulture watching, join an escorted bird walk or see them up close -- live vultures will be on hand, as well as other animals, birds, and reptiles that have been rescued and are being rehabilitated at the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center. "Carrion Cake" and refreshments round out the celebration.

9/24 - Irrigation Maintenance. Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Learn to troubleshoot and repair drip, sprinkler and bubbler systems. Price: Free. Registration required. Location: Southeast Regional Library at Greenfield and Guadalupe Roads in Gilbert, AZ. Contact: Lisa Hemphill at lisahem@ci.gilbert.az.us. Phone: (480) 503-6098. Website: http://www.ci.gilbert.az.us/water.

9/27 - Tree Pruning & Care. Saturday, 9:00 am to noon. Let our master gardeners show you the ins and outs of selecting, planting, staking and maintaining a structurally beautiful addition to your landscape. Avoid the hazards associated with improper pruning practices. Price: 20.00. Registration required. Location: Cooperative Extension office, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix. Contact: Ainsley LaCour at ainsley@azorchids.com. Phone: (602) 470-8086. Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/.


Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated July 28, 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
Comments to Maricopa-hort@ag.arizona.edu 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040,
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