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Upcoming Events

  • Deadline Extended
    Spring 2015 Master Gardener Training Class

    Dates: January 6, 2015 - May 5, 2015 (17 consecutive Tuesdays)
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Surprise City Hall
    16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
    Surprise, AZ 85374
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014
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  • Citrus Clinics
    Join us for this unique opportunity!
    • Citrus Varieties
    • Citrus Irrigation
    • Insects Pests and their Control
    • Citrus Fertilization
    • Dates
    • Fruits and Nuts
    Visit the Citrus Clinic Website

  • View November and December Gardening Events

    Looking for FREE gardening information?

    We have a library free for you to use!

    • Science-based research from the University of Arizona
    • Info is specifically for the Low-Desert
    • A wide variety of gardening topics
    • Did we mention that they are free?
    • Download now!

    Do you have a question about Gardening?

    • Call our Gardening Hotline
      (602) 827-8201

    • Ask a Master Gardener, at one of our three 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:
        13815 Camino del Sol
        Sun City West, AZ 85375
        (623) 546-1672
        9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
        Monday through Friday
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      • In the Northeast Valley:
        Via Linda Senior Center
        10440 E. Via Linda
        Scottsdale, AZ
        (480) 312-8474
        Call to verify summer hours
        9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
        9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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    Books on Gardening in the Desert:

    Purchase Desert Gardening for Beginners
    Desert Gardening
    for Beginners
    more info
    buy Desert Landscaping for Beginners
    Desert Landscaping
    for Beginners
    more info

    Earth Friendly
    Desert Gardening
    more info
    Desert Water Gardening For Beginners
    Desert Water Gardening
    Creating a Balanced
    Ecosystem in a
    Backyard Pond
    more info
    Desert Plants for a Water Scarce Environment CD image
    Desert Landscaping
    Version 2.0
    more info