The University of Arizona

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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The finished planting hole. Notice Palo Verde in box waiting to be planted

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new photo has been shared | 13 hours 37 min ago

UofA Cooperative Extension Crops Agent Ayman Mostafa and Systems Administrator, Dan Warren dig the planting pit for the tree.

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new photo has been shared | 13 hours 37 min ago

What's bugging your Tecomas? http://bugguide.net/node/view/600280

Maricopa County Master Gardeners | A new link has been shared | 1 day 7 hours ago