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Red Mountain Master Gardener Series

Post Date:12/27/2018 7:30 AM

Gardening in the Valley is unlike anywhere else in the world, and navigating the planting calendar and unique quirks of desert gardening can take a lot of getting used to. Luckily organizations like the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension exist, and their trained Master Gardeners, volunteer as community educators to help the rest of us dig in!

Whether you're a practiced gardener or a novice, you can grow your knowledge at the Master Gardening series in January and February at the Red Mountain Library.

Master Gardening: What is a Master Gardener?
Tues | Jan 8 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | RM
Learn about the University of Arizona Master Gardener Volunteer Program, the plethora of resources the program has made available to you as a gardener, how to request help with plant or pest problems and how to be trained and certified as a master gardener yourself!

Master Gardening: Vegetable Gardening
Sat | Jan 12 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | RM
Gardening in the desert isn't always easy, but it is entirely possible to be harvesting something from your garden every week of the year in Arizona! Arizona Master Gardener Laura Ward will talk about the University of Arizona desert gardening calendar, her experiences in the U of A demo garden and how to kick your backyard garden up a few notches.

Master Gardening: Composting
Sat | Jan 26 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | RM
Make kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden or container plants. We'll talk about how to use a composting container and start composting your kitchen scraps, leaves and other inputs to make great compost.

Master Gardening: What is a Master Gardener?
Tues | Feb 5 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | RM
Learn about the University of Arizona Master Gardener Volunteer Program, the plethora of resources the program has made available to you as a gardener, how to request help with plant or pest problems and how to be trained and certified as a master gardener yourself!

Master Gardening: Citrus
Sat | Feb 9 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | RM
This is a favorite topic in the valley. We will discuss the proper care, irrigation, fertilization and pruning for healthy citrus trees. We will also discuss different citrus fruit types and the citrus harvesting calendar.

Master Gardening: Plant Propagation and Pruning
Sat | Feb 23 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | RM
we'll discuss how keep plants looking natural as well as tidy with natural pruning. We will also talk about propagating plants, from both seeds and cuttings.