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4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States

December 2020

DIG ONLINE: Roses the Good, Bad and the Ugly

December 3, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Maricopa County Extension ONLINE, 4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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Simplifying the care of roses, and dealing with the insects and diseases that are common problems for rose growers. The scent and sight of roses blooming in the garden is iconic, but over the years roses have gained a bit of a reputation that has intimidated some home gardeners. Master Gardener Helen Baird will demystify these timeless garden beauties, and show you how easy it is to include roses in your landscape.ObjectivesProper watering of roses in the low desertOptimal times…

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January 2021

DIG ONLINE: Ready, Set, Grow with a Raised Bed

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm MST
Maricopa County Extension ONLINE, 4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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Raised beds are a wonderful way for gardeners to have successful gardens in challenging spaces.If you are thinking about gardening in the low desert you should consider a raised bed garden. You can go with containers, in ground, raised beds or a combination of the three. Each has its place but often the best route is a raised bed. garden This session will explore why this may be the best approach for you. Remember, the type of garden is only…

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DIG ONLINE: Totally Tomatoes!

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm MST
Maricopa County Extension ONLINE, 4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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Grow a harvest crops of sweet, sun-ripened fruit in containers, raised beds or in ground gardens!Home grown tomatoes picked fresh from the vine. Their flavor is like nothing you've had from the store, and not nearly as hard to grow in our low desert environment as you may think. If we plant with the planting calendar and follow some good horticultural practices you too can have such a harvest! Mmmmmm!Learning Objectives – This session will explore these questions:Understand why the…

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February 2021

DIG ONLINE: Warm Season Gardening — No Sweat!

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm MST
Maricopa County Extension ONLINE, 4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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Learn which vegetables to grow and garden care during our warming low desert spring.Early spring in the low desert is the perfect time to plant tomatoes and a bevy of other delicious home-grown favorites. Learn about the vegetables, herbs and flowers that thrive in warming weather and how to grow them successfully in your own garden.Learning Objectives – Healthy soil traits/preparing soil Deciding What to grow based on crop characteristics Benefits/disadvantages of container vs in-ground Correct watering and maximizing soil…

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March 2021

DIG ONLINE: Self Sufficient Gardening & Urban Farming

March 18 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Maricopa County Extension ONLINE, 4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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Urban farms are growing in number. Learn how to build a sustainable garden or urban farm in your backyard.Gardening does not have to be an expensive venture! Discover the basics of using self-sustaining, organic methods that can keep your soil healthy and your family fed with fresh homegrown foods. Create an urban farm that is increasingly abundant over time, saving you time and money, yielding healthy food, and benefiting the environment. Bonus: Discover the basics of adding small livestock animals…

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April 2021

DIG ONLINE: Let it Rain – Simple Rainwater Harvesting Using Earthworks

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm MST
Maricopa County Extension ONLINE, 4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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Introduction class to using earthworks for passive rainwater harvesting in the home landscape.Rainwater Harvesting doesn't have to be expensive or use cisterns and tanks to be successful in your home landscapes. Following the principles and guidelines in this class, along with some simple steps, new harvesters can get started with earthworks for successful passive rainwater harvesting at home. Learning Objectives The Case for Rainwater Harvesting: Beneficial uses of rainwater harvesting, regenerating your landscape, working with nature rather than against it…

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