Calendar

August – November 2013

Aug 21 Wed
Guest Lecture Series – The Minimalist’s Lawn Guide @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Join Dr. David Kopec, University of Arizona Turfgrass Specialist, as he teaches the simple way to create and care for a water efficient lawn.

Sep 18 Wed
Guest Lecture Series – Prickly Pears: Way More Than Jelly! @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Carolyn Niethammer, local author and chef, has collected all the information you’ll need on gathering, preparing and eating prickly pear cacti.  Join us for a lively discussion and cooking demonstration.

Oct 16 Wed
Guest Lecture: Native Seeds/SEARCH – Who Owns Our Food (Seeds)? @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Ten companies own and control 75% of the worlds seeds. How does this
affect local food security and the health of our region? More
importantly what does this have to do with climate change, drought and
the treasure trove of seeds in the Native Seeds/SEARCH Seed Bank? Join
NS/S Executive Director Bill McDorman for a deep discussion on this
vital topic and hear about the solutions as close as your own
backyard!

Refreshments provided by community partner, MEB Management

Nov 20 Wed
Guest Lecture Series – Care of Landscape Trees @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Want to learn how to have great looking, healthy trees in your landscape?  Arborist Elizabeth Davison will talk about soil, spacing, root zones and pruning.  Elizabeth is a Retired University of Arizona faculty and Founding Director of the UA Campus Arboretum with teaching and practical arboriculture experience – in tree growth and development, tree inventories, tree health and risk assessment, and tree protection during construction projects.  She is interested in sustainable culture of healthy trees in cities and parks, with a focus on the Southwest US and its climate, soils, and native tree species.