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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Maricopa Master Gardener

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The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County has a vibrant and active Master Gardener program and volunteer force. There are three parts to becoming and staying a Certified Master Gardener: 1) attending the training, which provides novice and experienced gardeners alike with the opportunity to improve their horticultural knowledge and skills, and 2) sharing at least 25 hours of expertise and time with the public through organized volunteer activities, and 3) earning at least 12 hours of personal continuing education.

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Baccharis sarothroides - desert broom is reported to be in a full bloom. You might see these airborne seed pods floating around, covering pools. They can be allergenic.

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new photo has been shared | 2 weeks 4 days ago

What a great idea! How many of you would use an Arizona version of the guide below? Vote by liking this post!

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new photo has been shared | 1 month 2 days ago

Allergies...? We've had some calls reporting allergy symptoms in the area. People want to know what's causing it. University of Arizona publishes this page with allergy information for Fall.

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new link has been shared | 1 month 1 week ago