Conference is full. If you are interested in being placed on a wait list, please call Hattie Braun at 928-774-1868 ext. 170.
The 13th annual Arizona Highlands Garden Conference will be held at the du Bois Conference Center on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Arizona on Saturday, October 6, 2012. This year's theme is “Growing in Thin Air”. The conference is sponsored by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and organized by Master Gardeners of Coconino, Yavapai and Gila Counties. Conference registration includes a light breakfast, lunch, snack, conference packet, and welcome bags.
Early Registration has been extended to Sept. 21
Saturday, October 6: check in and breakfast 7:45am to 8:45am, conference ends at 5:00pm
Location: du Bois Conference Center, NAU, Flagstaff
David started Santa Fe Greenhouses, a retail greenhouse and nursery in Santa Fe, NM in 1984 and the High Country Gardens mail order catalog in 1993. Through many years of hands-on experience, David has acquired expertise in a wide range of horticultural endeavors including greenhouse production, perennial propagation and commercial tree farming. He is also very experienced in xeric landscape design, installation and maintenance for the Intermountain West.
Topic: Planting to Attract Bees for Improved Pollination: How Home Gardeners can have better Vegetable and Fruit Harvests It is essential to have plenty of native and honeybees in your yard to insure thorough pollination of fruits and vegetables. And to do this, your landscape needs to have a diversity of flowering trees, shrubs and perennials that provide nectar and pollen from spring through fall. David will discuss a palette of regionally appropriate plants to support both healthy populations of bees and a beautiful home landscape.
Charlie is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 20 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, on-line, and the printed page. He currently writes the Edible Landscaping e-newsletter and has authored Vegetables Gardening for Dummies (2009) and The Northeast Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening (2012).
Topic: Edible Landscaping
As more and more people are growing their own food, edible landscaping provides the perfect way to combine food production and beauty in your yard regardless of its size. Learn about selecting the most attractive vegetables, fruits, and herbs to grow in your yard, some surprising choices of varieties, and tips for maintaining them all.
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For a copy of the conference brochure, go to Conference Brochure.
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Friday, October 5: check in at 9:15am and ends approximately at 3:00pm
Starting Point: Thorpe Park, Flagstaff
Tour four Flagstaff gardens including a small hobby farm that uses permaculture design principles, a water-wise garden that features native and drought-adapted plants, a lush garden of drought-adapted perennials with a rain water harvesting system named 'Big Bertha', and the garden of the author of "Farm Your Front Yard." Lunch will be provided by Local Alternative Catering. Cost is $25.
If you are interested in being placed on a wait list, please call Hattie Braun at 928-774-1868 ext. 170.
Rooms have been reserved at La Quinta Inn & Suites located less than one mile from du Bois Conference Center. We have been given a nightly rate of $125.10. You must reserve your room by September 15. The rooms have two double beds, accommodating up to 4 people plus free continental breakfast. You must call La Quinta Inn & Suites Flagstaff directly.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
2015 S. Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Use conference code: #1320
For other lodging options, go to the Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau's website.
If reservation cancelled on or before September 14th, 100% refund. If reservation is cancelled after September 14, no refund is issued.
Arizona Highlands Garden Conference
Coconino Cooperative Extension
2304 N 3rd St
Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Customer Service Phone Number: 928-774-1868 x190
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Last Updated: August 23, 2012