In-person programming for Fall planting workshop

Photo Courtesy Friends of Arizona Joshua Tree Forest: A Joshua tree bloom opening. Each bloom only lasts about two weeks and the blooms typically open in March.

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DUNCAN – Good morning everyone!

I am pleased to announce that UACE Greenlee is now able to host hands-on workshops once again! Masks will be required for indoor programming and a social distance of 6 feet will be required indoors and out. I think we can live with that.

This came just in time for our next class, Plant selection and planting techniques. Poster attached.

We will meet Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Extension Office, 1684 Fairgrounds Rd., Duncan, from 9 a.m. until noon.

In this class, we will learn the importance of selecting the exact spot for a plant, which sort of plant will yield desired results, nursery shopping tips, planting methods, and aftercare for best results.

The cost of this workshop is $10 to the public and is included in tuition paid by those enrolled in the Greenlee County Master Gardener program.

And there’s more! We are currently working toward grapes grown as a commercial enterprise in Greenlee County. If you are interested in being a part of the grape industry, contact me by email or call me at 928-254-8734.

More yet! Seed libraries are now open in the libraries, as before COVID-19, with minor adjustments. This means seed library events, garden classes, and “seed parties” will be coming soon. To keep up on future events, watch the Greenlee Treasury of Seeds Facebook page.