The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

Maricopa County 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.
If you are interested in learning more about the Master Gardener program or applying for the upcoming class, please visit the "How do I become a Master Gardener?" page.

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Desert Institute of Gardening

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Growing Great Roses

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Topic: Growing Great Roses

Desert Institute of Gardening: Crazy for Compost

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Topic: Crazy for Compost

Desert Institute of Gardening: Digging into Desert Soils

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Topic: Digging into Desert Soils

Desert Institute of Gardening: Fall Herb Gardening

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Topic: Fall Herb Gardening

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new photo has been shared | 5 days 16 hours ago

It's summer, as always, they're back! Master Gardener, Jenny Turner of Tempe, kindly provided this photo.

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new photo has been shared | 3 weeks 1 day ago

Our July and August newsletter is here and attached for your viewing! Summer has arrived we are keeping busy here at Maricopa County Cooperative Extension. In early June, Dr. Merrill Ewert, President Emeritus of Fresno Pacific University and former Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, held a workshop at the Maricopa County office on learning and teaching. We also had our Summer Agricultural (SAI) Institute in mid-June. The five-day tour/educational workshop exposes K-12 teachers to the world of production agriculture in Arizona and helps them incorporate what they learned into their classroom curriculum. Finally, this issue’s Program Spotlight focuses on Project CENTRL that recently held a graduation for Class XXIII where Mark Killian, Director of Arizona Department of Agriculture gave an inspiring talk on leadership.

https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/news/Jul...

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new link has been shared | 3 weeks 1 day ago