The Short Course is a practical, hands-on, in-depth view of the principles required to grow healthy outdoor plants in the desert southwest. We will discuss useful garden and landscape plants and define procedures for identifying, diagnosing, and treating their common everyday problems.
In addition to the down-to-earth educational experience, each participant will receive a reference notebook filled with up-to-date information necessary to grow plants in the desert. You will be put on the Extension mailing list in order to receive new bulletins as they appear, plus notification of upcoming Garden and Landscape Workshops that deal with topics other than those covered during the Short Course. The bargain “tuition” and the convenience of the class being brought to different areas of Pinal County are great benefits. Some Short Course Topics are: Plant Growth and Development; Soils, Fertilizers and Water; Plant Pathology: Diseases and Problems; Diagnosing Plant Damage; Entomology: Insects and Related Arthropods; Integrated Pest Management; Weeds Id and Control.
Who should attend?
Anyone who deals with plants in the arid southwest should attend. Master Gardener applicants, professional landscape personnel, apartment and mobile park managers, nursery staff members, school and government landscaping personnel, 4-H volunteers and interested home gardeners-all will find this course helpful.
Tthe next Short Course will begin August 31, 2016 through December 14, 2016.
How much does it cost?
The cost per person is $120 per person, which covers the cost of materials or $200 per couple sharing material. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.