Garden & Landscape Short Course FAQ
What is the Garden & Landscape Short Course?
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.
What will I get from the Short Course?
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.
What will WE get from the Short Course?
Community service from you, the participant. After the course is completed, we want to extend and expand the experience into your community by encouraging others to become active as well. Practical gardening and landscaping projects can be designed for your area; interested groups need speakers; there are always questions from the public to be answered; and for these and other contributions, we are anticipating your involvement; for each hour of class, one hour of community service.
What are the Short Course topics?
Here is an example of the topics that will be covered in the short course:
· Plant Growth and Development
· Soils, Fertilizers and Water
· Plant Pathology: Diseases and Problems
· Diagnosing Plant Damage
· Entomology: Insects and Related Arthropods
· Integrated Pest Management
· Pruning Concepts
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.
When is the next Short Course?
The Short Course will begin on October 2, 2019 and end on February 5, 2020. Classes will be held at the Maricopa Agricultural Center, 37860 West Smith-Enke Road in Maricopa, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
The San Tan Valley Short Course will begin August 22, 2019 and end on December 19, 2019. Classes will be held at the CAC San Tan Valley Campus - Community Room C133.
3736 E Bella Vista Road, San Tan Valley 85143
How do I register?
Fill out the INFORMATION form and return it along with a check or money order to the address on the other side or contact:
Julie Olson or Rita Bricker at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 374-6263
Theresa Ellsworth at: email@example.com or call (520) 836-5221 x 202
How much does it cost?
The cost per person is $150 or $225 per couple, which covers the cost of materials. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.