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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.

What's Happening

Learning about our environment is just one of our STEM programs at MCCE.

University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Maricopa County Cooperative Extension (MCCE) is teaming up with 

New training session starts tomorrow. Great way to start the new year! Good luck to all those future Master Gardeners.

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Eat your veggies and learn how to grow 'em, too!
Mark your calendar for a FREE vegetable gardening class on Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to Noon, at the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.).
Register by calling 623.930.3760 or emailing wsimonson@glendaleaz.com. Walk-ins are welcome, too!
Master Gardener Pam Perry will explain soil preparation, planting calendars, plant selection and watering in the desert climate. Pam is going on her 15th year of being a University of Arizona Master Gardener Volunteer in Maricopa County! Ms. Perry teaches responsible landscaping and gardening practices in the southwest.
This class is brought to you by the city of Glendale Conservation and Sustainable Living Division!

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Those that were able to attend either Citrus Clinic, what was your favorite activity?

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