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Yuma Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden

The Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden is a partnership between the University of Arizona and the Moody Garden Makers Garden Society. The purpose of the garden is to educate Yuma residents on gardening in the Southwest. This is accomplished though demonstrations and outreach. All plants are professionally labeled with common and scientific names. This helps residents to know what grows well here and how plants will look once established.

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Are you an elementary school teacher who is interested in starting a school garden? Then I’d like to invite you to participate in a new school gardening project being brought to you by The University of Arizona (Yuma County Cooperative Extension), The Education Foundation of Yuma County, Yuma County Superintendent of Schools, and Yuma County Public Health Service District (Arizona Nutrition Network). This innovative partnership will connect University of Arizona (Yuma Campus) students with Yuma area schools, teachers, and students. The U of A students will attend a weekly lecture for one semester, given by extension faculty and health department staff. This course work will teach U of A students the fundamentals of gardening, curriculum design, and teaching. U of A students will be assigned schools to help students and teachers with the design, construction, planting, harvesting, and healthy preparation of vegetables. For our first year we will be selecting between 3-5 schools. For more information, please email Stacey Bealmear-Jones at

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Here's more about the South American palm weevil from Dr. Glenn Wright, a scientist at the Yuma Ag Center. He's quoted in the Yuma Sun:

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