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Registration Now Open!

Introduction to Fall Vegetable Gardening


Date: Aug 11, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension:
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, 85040


Growing Great Roses


Date: Aug 18, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension:
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, 85040


Growing Food and Ornamental Plants in Small Spaces


Date: Aug 30, 2015
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension:
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, 85040


Crazy for Compost


Date: Sep 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension:
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, 85040


Digging into Desert Soils


Date: Oct 04, 2015
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension:
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, 85040


Herb Gardening


Date: Oct 14, 2015
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension:
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, 85040





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    Spring 2016
    Master Gardener Training Class

    Tuesdays, January 12, 2016 - May 10, 2016
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: To Be Determined
    Email Program Coordinator to be put on the waiting list for alerts about this class.

    Do you have a question about Gardening?
    • Call or Email the Gardening Hotline
      (602) 827-8201, MaricopaCountyPlantHotline@gmail.com


    • Ask a Master Gardener, at one of our locations in Maricopa County
      • In Phoenix:
        Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
        4341 E. Broadway Road
        Phoenix, AZ 85040
        (602) 827-8201
        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        Monday through Friday
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      • In the West Valley:
        We're moving! Stay tuned for our new address and hours and contact the Phoenix office with your questions in the interim.


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