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Calendar of Events

by Candice Sherrill,
Master Gardener


JUNE, 2003
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 ainsley@azorchids.com. Phone (602) 470-8086. Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/.

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 cdaily@ag.arizona.edu. Phone (520) 458-8278. Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/cochise/waterwise/.

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 lisahem@ci.gilbert.az.us. 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 strangfeld1@postoffice.ag.ohio-state.edu, 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. Free admission.

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: https://secure.dakotacom.net/desertmuseum/link/sonoranstudiesregistration.html.

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.

JULY, 2003
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 lisahem@ci.gilbert.az.us. Phone:(480) 503-6878. Website: http://www.ci.gilbert.az.us/water.

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 binoculars.

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: https://secure.dakotacom.net/desertmuseum/link/sonoranstudiesregistration.html.

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
Comments to Maricopa-hort@ag.arizona.edu 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040,
Voice: (602) 470-8086 ext. 301, Fax (602) 470-8092