Free Online Gardening Talks!
University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension
Presented By: Pima County Master Gardeners
- Classes offered online via Zoom
- Computer or smart device required
- Register in advance using the links below
- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to join class
Tips and techniques for the aging gardener – how to keep it safe and fun. Meeting time is between 60-90 minutes.
Cold can be even more difficult for plants here in the desert than heat. Learn how to adequately protect your plants from frost damage, understand cold weather, and how heat is transferred and how to prevent frost damage so that winter will be a successful season for your garden. Meeting time is between 60-90 minutes.
Short Takes are 15-30 minute classes, focused on a single idea. No long slide show; just straightforward, common-sense information that will help you increase your gardening success. If you want to have the best success with these most popular of home-grown vegetables, you should plant tomatoes EARLY. Learn how & why expert Master Gardeners start working on next year’s crop now.
Yes, tomatoes DO grow here – with the right techniques you can grow many wonderful varieties. Learn the tricks of the trade from Master Gardeners so that you too can pick fresh, ripe tomatoes from your most successful garden ever.
A follow-up class to yesterday’s tomato basics class. Thousands of varieties of tomatoes are grown around the world today. Learn the differences between all the different types, and why it matters in your garden, and which ones work best here.
We love our trees, but did you know that they increase a home’s value and help to create safer neighborhoods while helping to mitigate the heat island effect? Join us to learn more about how trees are a highly prized part of your home and community’s appeal.
It’s the season for growing fresh leafy greens in our vegetable gardens. Let’s explore all the wonderful varieties. We’ll learn which do the best here and why everybody’s gardens should be packed with these easy and nutritious edible winter veggies.
Bamboo...that magical plant from the exotic orient. But WAIT! It grows here in our beautiful Tucson area. Learn what bamboo is, how to care and propagate it and some information about what it can be used for.
Short Takes are 15-30 minute classes, focused on a single idea. No long slide show; just straightforward, common-sense information that will help you increase your gardening success. Let’s talk about another essential garden tool: your gloves! Join Master Gardeners as they discuss what gloves they like best and why.
Members of the order Rodentia are among the most adaptable mammals. The Sonoran Desert has an abundance of Rodentia family members including squirrels, mice, and rats who can thrive in almost any environment. Come and learn about the lives of these creatures and how they manage to survive in our backyards and gardens.
See how gardening in raised beds or other containers saves water, keeps away critters, and saves strain on your knees and back! Learn what materials to use, types of soil that work best, and everything else you need for successful raised bed gardening. Both vegetable and ornamental type plants will be discussed
Herb gardening is easy and rewarding here in the Tucson desert. Even beginners can have great success growing their own herbs year ‘round. We’ll learn which herbs do well here, which ones do best in pots, and when all the different varieties of herbs should be planted.