The Transplanted Gardener Presented by Maricopa Master Gardeners
“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.
-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
Event website: facebook.com