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From Me to You
Calendar of Events
Things to Expect & Do
Children Know Once
A New Way of
Of Blue Skies and
Grilled Corn in
Going to Bat for Bats
The Prickly Pear:
Handle with Care!
Birds in the Garden
Watering & Plant Care
Tips for Summer
Summers Past Farms
Hot Off The Press
P L A N N I N G A H E A D
Calendar of Events
by Candice Sherrill,
6/3 - Propagation. Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Extension Office. Let
our master gardeners show you how to successfully propagate your favorite plants
and watch your collection multiply. With the right techniques, you will have
plenty of plants to share. Price: 20.00. Registration required. Address:
Cooperative Extension office, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix. Contact: Ainsley
LaCour at email@example.com. Phone (602) 470-8086. Website:
6/7 - Water Wise Workshop Series: "You Call THIS Soil?" Saturday, 9:00 am in
Sierra Vista. Sandy Kunzer, Geologist, and Betsy Kunzer, Physical Scientist.
Price: Free. Address: UA South, 1140 N. Colombo, Sierra Vista, AZ. Contact:
Cado Daily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone (520) 458-8278. Website:
6/10 - The Ins and Outs of Home Water Management. Tuesday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
in Gilbert. Learn where our water comes from, how to read your meter, and learn
simple tips to reduce your water consumption and costs. Class offered by the
Town of Gilbert Water Conservation Office. Price: Free. Registration required.
Address: Regional Library - 775 N. Greenfield Rd. S/E/C Greenfield & Guadalupe
Roads. Contact: Lisa Hemphill at email@example.com. Phone:(480)
503-6878. Website: http://www.ci.gilbert.az.us/water.
6/19 thru 6/22 - International Master Gardener Conference 2003. Thursday thru
Sunday. Come with us to celebrate gardening in the Ohio River Valley. The
showcase of gardens and wealth of family centered activities promises to make
this a conference you'll long remember! Program topics: A major theme of the
conference will be biodiversity as it effects landscape management and
environmental stewardship. This will be emphasized in: Nationally recognized
speakers to challenge your thinking. Hands-on Workshops that provide take-home
ideas for future projects as you network with colleagues from other states.
Trade show with nationally recognized vendors. Local tours and attractions that
highlight horticulture in Kentucky and Ohio. Price: TBA. Registration required.
Address: Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, KY. Subject: Contact:
Bobbi Strangeld at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (513)
946-8986. Website: http://mastergardener.osu.edu/imgc2003.
6/21 - Summer Plant Sale. Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Arboretum in
Flagstaff. Choose from hundreds of high elevation, drought tolerant plants.
6/21 and again on 6/26 - Saguaro Fruit Harvest. Saturday, and again on
Thursday, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm both days at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The
Sonoran Desert silently celebrates its new year with the swelling of the
saguaro's rosy fruits. Join us to gather and prepare saguaro fruits in the
traditional O'odham manner, using a harvesting pole made from the ribs of the
giant cactus, then cook the fruit for several hours until it thickens into a
rich, sweet syrup. Learn about other desert plants that were important food
sources for native people and about the animals that use the saguaro for food
and shelter. $67 members; $75 non-members. Register online at:
6/27-West Nile Virus. Friday, 9:00 am to noon. Dr. Dawn Gouge, Assistant
Entomology Specialist for the Maricopa Agricultural Center will speak to Master
Gardeners about the West Nile Virus in the Palo Verde room at the main extension
office. Address: Cooperative Extension office, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix.
7/8 - The Ins and Outs of Home Water Management. Tuesday,
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in Gilbert. Learn where our water comes from, how to read
your meter, and learn simple tips to reduce your water consumption and costs.
Class offered by the Town of Gilbert Water Conservation Office. Price: Free.
Registration required. Address: Regional Library - 775 N. Greenfield Rd. S/E/C
Greenfield & Guadalupe Roads. Contact: Lisa Hemphill at
email@example.com. Phone:(480) 503-6878. Website:
7/12 - Bird Walk. Saturday, 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Arboretum in Flagstaff.
Led by experts. Meet by front door of Arboretum. Free. Bring, or borrow our
7/12 - Going Bats. Saturday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Arizona-Sonora Desert
Museum. They use night as their cover and are shrouded in mystery and
misunderstanding. But we'll throw some light on one of the most intriguing
desert animals - Bats! Learn how they make our desert more beautiful and more
livable. Join us as we separate fact from fiction on the 28 different bat
species in Southern Arizona, then take a trip out onto the ASDM grounds to study
the animals in action. Instructor: Karen Krebbs, ASDM Conservation Biologist.
$36 members; $40 non-members. You can register online at:
7/26 - Wildflower Walk. Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Arboretum in
Flagstaff. Limited to 15 participants. Reservations required. Free guided
walk in the Upper West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon.
7/26 - Learn Your Lizards Walk. Saturday, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Boyce Thompson
Arboretum, 37615 Hwy 60, Superior. Visitors spotted dozens of entertaining
reptiles during the Arboretum's guided tours last summer. Various colorful and
comical lizards are common along the 1.5-mile main trail. Arizona Game and Fish
Department herpetologist Daren Riedle will lead walks lasting two hours up the
main trail. Participants should carry binoculars and water bottles. Wear a hat
and dress for a warm day.
Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated May 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
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