The Transplanted Gardener Presented by Maricopa Master Gardeners

November 16, 2017
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​“The ​Transplanted ​Gardener” ​workshop ​help ​locals ​and ​new ​community ​members ​alike ​to ​design, ​select, ​grow, ​and ​maintain ​their ​landscapes. 

Jim ​MacKenzie ​will ​present ​a ​compilation ​of ​the ​lessons ​he ​learned ​over ​more ​than ​30 ​years ​of ​gardening ​in ​the ​low ​desert. ​It ​focuses ​on ​the ​information ​he ​wished ​he ​knew ​when ​he ​began ​as ​he ​struggled ​with ​the ​extreme ​Phoenix ​climate. 

Julie ​Knapp ​will ​present ​basic ​landscape ​design ​techniques ​to ​create ​your ​dream ​ornamental ​and ​edible ​yard ​in ​the ​low ​desert. ​You ​will ​leave ​with ​ideas ​for ​your ​yard ​to ​make ​it ​pay ​you ​back ​through ​food ​production ​yet ​provide ​an ​elegant ​and ​functional ​yard ​that ​is ​adapted ​to ​our ​local ​climate. 

Learning ​Objectives: 
-Understand ​Climate ​differences, ​temperature, ​humidity, ​precipitation, ​and ​soil. 
-Apply ​the ​different ​growing ​season ​to ​selection ​of ​plants ​and ​times ​to ​plant. 
-Know ​what ​plants ​are ​adapted ​to ​this ​climate. 
-Define ​your ​goals ​and ​family ​needs ​for ​your ​yard. 
-Plant ​vegetable ​gardens ​and ​food ​forests ​to ​make ​your ​yard ​work ​for ​you. 
-Combine ​turf, ​ornamental ​trees ​& ​plants ​with ​food ​and ​medicinal ​plants. 

Date: November 16, 2017 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension | 4341 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85040

Admission: $20

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4341 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040

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