DIG - Talk About a Walk: The Desert Teaches Landscape Design
Sit back, learn a bit of history, and enjoy Jo’s slides that take you on a walk through a local Desert Preserve and on the path to better understand patterns in nature that can be applied to your own back yard.
1. List two or more Sonoran Desert characteristics.
2. Name two or more of the most predominant native plants.
3. Identify the effects of topography and slope on plant life.
4. Name one or more plant adaptations or conditions that influence plant survival.
Instructor: Master Gardener Jo Miller
Jo worked as the Environmental Program Manager for the city of Glendale for more than twelve years. She managed the City’s Conservation and Sustainable Living programs and the award-winning Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Jo also owned a landscape design business for 19 years. Her business provided a site assessment for the Phoenix Zoo that lead to some of the first public water harvesting demonstration installations in the region. Jo is the co-author of Earth-Friendly Desert Gardening, a book published by the Master Gardener Press. Her conservation and sustainability programs at the city of Glendale received numerous awards including the AZ Forward Environmental Excellence Award in Public Education.