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Classes and Tours are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Unless noted, registration is not necessary.

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JANUARY

earth fissureSaturday, January 10 - "Why is Cochise County Cracking Up"
9:00 to 10:00 AM

Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Student Union Community Room.

Groundwater overdraft, subsidence and earth fissures are occurring in Cochise County. Come find out why, where and what to do about them.

Presenter: Michael Conway, Ph.D. Chief, Geologic Extension Service, Arizona Geological Survey.

 

FEBRUARY

DripSaturday, February 14 - "Do-It-Yourself Drip Irrigation Clinic"
9:30 to 11:00 AM

C-A-L Ranch Store, 678 Hwy 90 (in the old Walmart Store), Sierra Vista, AZ.

Hands-on practice with cutting pipe, inserting emitters, and connection parts and pieces. C-A-L Ranch Store will have special offers for clinic attendees!

Presenter: Steve Poe, PhD. UA Extension Specialist.

 

MARCH

PruningSaturday, March 14 - Pruning Techniques Clinic
9 to 11:00 AM

UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room.

Learn how to assess plant health and pruneappropriately with plant expert Bill Cook. This is an outside demonstration, dress for the weather.

Presenter: Bill Cook, UA Greenlee County Cooperative Extension

 

APRIL

WAM! April is “Water Awareness Month”

Watering_canSaturday, April 4 – Real World Watering
9 to 11:00 AM

UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room.

Learn how and when to water by applying theory to what is practical for your landscape. Discover the basics of programming irrigation controllers and much more!

Presenters:  Jody Sharp, Cochise County Master Gardener, and Cado Daily, UA Cochise County Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program.

 Saturday, April 11 – Two Do-It-Yourself Drip Irrigation Clinics:
9:30 to 11 AM LOWES Home Improvement Store, and 1:00 to 2:30 PM at The Home Depot, Sierra Vista, AZ.

Come learn about drip-irrigation systems. Gain hands-on practice with cutting pipe, inserting emitters, and connecting parts and pieces.

Presenter: Steve Poe, UA Extension Specialist

 

MAY

Fish

Saturday, May 2 - Water Gardens and Aquaponics

9 to 10:30 a.m.

UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall,

Instructor: Toni Moore, Pima County Master Gardener

Sponsored by: the Cochise County Master Gardener Association

 

GardenAnt

Saturday, May 30 - Controlling Pests in Garden Landscapes

9 to 11 a.m.

UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room.

Control pests without harmful pesticides using IPM, Integrative Pest Managment. Come learn how!

Instructor: Dr. Shaku Nair, Assistant in Extension, Community Integrated Pest Management

 

JUNE

    Saturday, June 6, - Success with Succulents
9 to 11 AM

UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room.

Satisfy the urge to plant this month by choosing from a fascinating world of plants well suited to our dry, hot climate. Discover which succulents do well as well as how to propagate, plant and care for them.
Presenters: Cado Daily, UA Cochise County Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program


JULY

Saturday July 11th - Rainwater Talk & Tour
8 to 11 AM    Registration required

Talk: UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room. Tour: Sierra Vista area

Join us for a ½ hour discussion on rainwater harvesting and systems design followed by a tour around Sierra Vista which highlights some innovative and simple approaches to harvesting rain. If transportation is provided, a fee may be requested.
Host: UA Cochise County Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program

To register, email us or call Water Wise at 458-8278 x 2141

 

AUGUST

Saturday, August 1st – Plant Now: 20 Most Successful Landscape Plants    
9:00 to 11:30 AM

UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room.

Late summer to early fall is the BEST time to plant most landscapes plants. But what to plant? We will discuss successful landscape plants, landscape design, plant care and planting guidelines. Free.
Presenter:Jan Groth, Cochise County Master Gardener

 

XERISCAPE TOUR

Saturday August 29 - 18th Annual Water Wise/Master Gardener Xeriscape Tour
10 AM to 2 PM
Join us for a fun and informative tour featuring some of Sierra Vista’s most beautiful and successful Xeriscaped homes and gardens!

For maps and details email us or call Water Wise at 458-8278 x 2141 .

 

SEPTEMBER

 Saturday, September 12 - Winter Gardening: Vegetables & More!
9 to 11 AM

ACE Hardware Garden Center, 3756 E. Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ.

It’s still a great time to plant landscape plants – and a WINTER GARDEN! Cado will share her experience with delicious and productive winter vegetable gardens as well as some wonderful plants ready for a home in your landscape now!

Presenter: Cado Daily, UA Cochise County Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program.

 

OCTOBER

Water Quality and Well Ownership
Time: To be Announced (TBA) Location: TBA

We hear a lot about water quantity, but do you know what you’re drinking? Come to this excellent presentation to learn about the responsibilities of well ownership and Arizona water quality.
Presenter: TBA

 

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 1 - Septic Care Workshop
9 to 11 AM

UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room.

Do you know how to care for your septic system? When was the last time it was inspected? Are you selling a house with a septic system? Come learn something you didn’t know – GUARANTEED!

Presenter: Dr. Kitt Farrell-Poe, UA Water Quality Specialist

 

Events in Cochise County

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, February 10 - Gardening in Straw Bales
10 to 11 AM

Sunsites Community Library, 210 Ford St. Sunsites, AZ

Please call 520-826-3866 to reserve a seat!

APRIL

Saturday, April 18 - Construct a Straw Bale Garden
2 to 4 PM

We will be constructing a garden using straw bales at a residence in Bisbee. Come help and find out how easy it is!

Please email us or call 458-8278 x 2139 for details and registration

JULY

Tuesday, July 7- What is that Plant?
5:30 to 7 PM

Ever wonder what those wild plants are? This talk will show you come of our lovely local native plants, and how they can be incorporated into your landscape.

Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., Old Bisbee (by the Post Office)

Presenter: Cado Daily, UA Cochise County Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program.

 

Suarday, July 18 - Bisbee Rainwater Harvesting Talk and Tour
8 to 11 AM

Registration required. Free

Contact: Email UA Cochise County Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program for details.

 

Other great events:

Cochise County Master Gardener High on the Desert Conference

March 12 and 13

 

Cochise Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society

 

 

clippersFree On-Site Visits

For Cochise County Residents: Need help with your landscape? Don't know how to water or what that plant is in your yard? No fear, Water Wise is here! Water Wise specialists are available to visit your home or business and help you do what you want, but more water efficiently.

A qualified water conservation educator will visit your home or business and give tips specific to you! Contact us! (Phone numbers listed below).

  • Free Irrigation Inspection: Do you know how your irrigation system works? Do you know if it leaks? Do you know how to set the timer? We can help!

  • Free Landscape Design Consultation: Need ideas on how to have a lovely, low-water landscape? Want to have a landscape that relies on rainwater harvesting? We can help!

  • Free Rainwater Harvesting Consultation: Want to collect rainwater but don't know where to start? Have a system you would like to expand? We can help!

    University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Water Wise Office County Locations:

    University of Arizona Sierra Vista
    1140 N. Colombo
    Sierra Vista, AZ, 85635
    520-458-8278 x 2141
    Cado Daily

66 Brewery Gulch
Bisbee, AZ
520-366-8148
Cado Daily

Cochise County Building
450 S. Haskell
Willcox, AZ 85643
520-384-3594
Cado Daily

 

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