Calendar

January – August 2014

Jan 7 Tue
Soils, Plants & Water/Smartscape Series Orientation @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

This class is basic to understanding the dynamic relationships of soils, plants, and water and is the foundation course of the Smartscape Series. Instruction focuses on soil texture and structure and how it affects water movement, infiltration rates and water holding capacity. Mechanisms that plants use to regulate water use are also discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Ursula Schuch – University of Arizona Extension Specialist, Arid Ornamentals

Jan 9 Thu
Plant Selection & Installation @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

This workshop focuses on factors that should be considered when selecting installing landscape plants. Participants will learn how to choose healthy plants from a nursery and the proper way to install them. Instructor: Marcus White – Casa Blanca Horticultural Services

Jan 14 Tue
Landscape Design & Renovation @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

This class focuses on the principles and concepts of designing and installing a landscape. Special attention is given to Xeriscape landscaping and renovating an existing landscape from high-water use to low-water use. Participants also learn how to interpret a landscape design blueprint.
Instructor: Paul Connolly – APLD Certified Landscape Designer and owner of Sundrea Design Studio.

Jan 16 Thu
Maintaining Desert Adapted Plants @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

This workshop divides desert-plant maintenance into two categories – pruning and fertilizing. All pruning instruction is based on International Society of Arboriculture guidelines and uses pictorial slides and actual samples to illustrate the speaker’s main points. The fertilizing portion of the workshop focuses on plant needs for macro- and micronutrients, determining correct fertilizers to use and calculating the appropriate quantities of fertilizers to purchase and apply.
Instructors: José Cano – Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation

Jan 21 Tue
Integrated Pest Management @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

Participants will learn about some of the important insects that affect landscape plants. Integrated Pest Management and cultural controls will be discussed. Participants will also learn how to control common landscape weeds.
Instructor: Dr. Carl Olson – University of Arizona Associate Curator, Entomology
Instructor: Dr. David Kopec – University of Arizona Extension Turf Specialist

Jan 23 Thu
Plant Disorders @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

Participants will learn about some of the important disease organisms that affect landscape plants. Integrated Pest Management and cultural controls will be discussed.
Instructors: Bill Haldeman – Tucson Airport Authority, Senior Maintenance Supervisor

Jan 25 Sat
Hands-On Landscape Design Series @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process, inspiration for style and use of your landscape or information about plants and hardscapes?  Participate in this comprehensive hands-on series of three 3-hour classes and learn from Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD , Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.

THIS SERIES IS FULL.  WE PLAN TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN THE FALL.  THANK YOU!

Jan 28 Tue
Automated Irrigation Systems @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

This class discusses various common irrigation systems and focuses on designing, installing, and programming/scheduling a drip irrigation system. Maintenance and troubleshooting are also discussed.
Instructor: Steve Mallgren – Irrigation Specialist for H & M Professional Services

Jan 30 Thu
Landscape Water Management @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

This class focuses on reducing water waste through efficient irrigation. Participants learn about irrigation scheduling, irrigation techniques and proper cultural practices and reiterates factors taught throughout the series that influence plant water use in landscape.
Instructors: Dr. David Kopec – University of Arizona Extension Turf Specialist

Feb 4 Tue
Desert Adapted Plants @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

This class identifies many of Tucson’s common desert landscape plants and provides basic discussion of their traits that make them suitable for the urban and suburban landscape. Specific characteristics such as flower color, seasonality, size, and hardiness, as well as maintenance specifications and other considerations are also presented.
Instructor: Greg Starr – Owner of Starr Nursery

Feb 22 Sat
Hands-On Landscape Design Series @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process, inspiration for style and use of your landscape or information about plants and hardscapes?  Participate in this comprehensive hands-on series of three 3-hour classes and learn from Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD , Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.

THIS SERIES IS FULL.  WE PLAN TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN THE FALL.  THANK YOU!

Mar 22 Sat
Hands-On Landscape Design Series @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process, inspiration for style and use of your landscape or information about plants and hardscapes?  Participate in this comprehensive hands-on series of three 3-hour classes and learn from Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD , Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.

THIS SERIES IS FULL.  WE PLAN TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN THE FALL.  THANK YOU!

May 13 Tue
Hands-On Drip Irrigation Systems @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Whether you are a DIYer or are hiring a professional, this class will help you understand how to set up and maintain a drip irrigation system…in the comfort of an air conditioned classroom.  Instructor: Steve Mallgren

May 20 Tue
Irrigation Scheduling Made Simple @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Join Irrigation Specialist, Steve Mallgren, to learn how easy it is to program your irrigation controller and develop a watering schedule for your landscape!

Jul 31 Thu
Soils, Plants & Water/Smartscape Series Orientation @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

This class is basic to understanding the dynamic relationships of soils, plants, and water and is the foundation course of the Smartscape Series. Instruction focuses on soil texture and structure and how it affects water movement, infiltration rates and water holding capacity. Mechanisms that plants use to regulate water use are also discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Ursula Schuch – University of Arizona Extension Specialist, Arid Ornamentals

Aug 5 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 7 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 12 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 14 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 19 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants