Weeds – Beneficial or Detrimental? It’s the Gardeners Decision! – October 28, 2017

  • October 28, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In 1863, Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote:

ONCE in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
The people said, a weed.

Making the distinction between flower, food source and weed remains difficult and very personal. In this class we will take a look at the stories that the weeds in Southern Arizona tell us. Weeds are excellent predictors of soil problems, some are very nutritious and tasty, while others create special issues for control. Expect to leave this class with a newfound respect for the weeds place in an ecosystem as well as gentle, non-toxic methods for controlling the weeds that you do not want in your garden.

Deborah North, Master Gardener, is an Arizona native. She is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor whose love of gardening has developed into a full-time job and a part-time volunteer activity.

Pre-Registration Required. If there is space available in the class, you can access it through the “REGISTER NOW” button.  “WAITLIST REGISTRATION” is under the map, below.

Those who come to class but are not registered may “stand-by” and participate IF space is available (class size is dictated by fire code).

Those who are on the waiting list have priority for “stand-by”.



4210 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, Arizona, 85719, United States