Carefree Desert Garden Seminar Series

Meetings will be held the second Saturday of the month, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 
33 Easy St. 
Map to 33 Easy Street

The Town of Carefree is is pleased to announce the 2019 dates for the return of its popular annual garden seminars. Programs usually include a plant raffle, and a suggested donation of $5 or more is requested in
order to support these programs. Early attendance is recommended. 

Call the Town of Carefree at 480-488-3686 for more information.

Seminar Series Planning Committee
Master Gardeners: Pamela Slate, Faith Pipp, Sue Plosker, Marilyn Maloney and Joanne Rebollo
Horticulturist: Rita Gosnell
Carefree resident Joe DeVito

Saturday, Jan. 12 - Living With Urban Wildlife

Guest Speaker: Darren Julian, Urban Wildlife Specialist for Ariz. Game and Fish Department.

Arizona is home to a variety of wildlife species, and as their natural habitats and native food sources shrink, “urban wildlife” begins adapting to life in our neighborhoods, which can be both enjoyable and problematic.

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Saturday, Feb. 9 - Legumes: More Than Just Beans

Guest Speaker: Dr. Marty Wojciechowski, Associate Professor at Arizona State University specializing in legume evolution.

With more than 19,500 species worldwide, legumes are more diverse than other flowering plant families. Dr. Wojciechowski will discuss the unique aspects of legume biology, their diversity in the Southwest, and their importance in agriculture, horticulture and ecology.

Saturday, March 9 - Preparing Your Trees for Summer: What and When You Need To Know

Guest Speaker: Sarah Maitland, Certified Arborist and Plant Health Care Manager for Integrity Tree Service.

Valley of the Sun residents are well aware of what damages excessive heat and monsoon winds can do to desert trees. Learn how you can prepare your garden’s trees to withstand harsh weather conditions and help prevent significant storm damages from occurring.

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Saturday, April 13 - Responsible Gardening in Severe Drought

Guest Speaker: Rick Cober, ISA Certified Arborist and owner of Tree Theory Landscape Asset Management.

How do we deal with drought in our landscapes? By learning more about the properties found in our soil and water, along with better water management, desert gardens can remain healthy in harsh, dry conditions.