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New Workshop Series on School Gardening

Are you thinking about starting a school garden
or are you "knee deep" in compost and
need to know what to do now?

The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
announces the 2000-2001 "Success with School Gardens"
Quarterly Workshop Series.

Join others in the same boat or should we say "wheelbarrow" as you!

These interactive and informative workshops will help you create a 
learning oasis at your school.  Loaded with networking, resources and fun hands-on activities, you will leave these workshops feeling confident and ready to "grow" a school garden in the low desert!

All Workshops will be held at:
University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E. Broadway Road - Phoenix
(located on south side of Broadway Rd between 40th and 48th Streets)

Registration and contact information is listed below.  
Register Early...Space is Limited!

Workshop One
"Setting Down Roots" - How to Get Started  
Saturday - August 19, 2000 
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saguaro Room
Registration Deadline:  August 17
Clear the Ground to Create a Plan and Timeline
Expand Youth Horticulture Activities with a 4/H Club
Layout a Budget
Cultivate a Garden Team
Sprout Volunteers
Find a Row to Hoe - Select the garden site

Workshop Two
"The Garden Scoop" - Desert Gardening Basics
Saturday - October 28, 2000 
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Palo Verde Room
Registration Deadline:  October 26 
The ABC's of Low Desert Soil 
Amendments - Organic vs. Non Organic
Ready, Set, Grow.....What to Plant When
Tricks of the Trade 
Battling Bermuda
Pest and Disease Management

Workshop Three
"Seed Money"- Funding and Sustaining the Garden
Saturday - January 27, 2001
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Palo Verde Room
Registration Deadline:  January 25
Leave No Stone Unturned - Building partnerships
Find the "Green" - Grants & funding sources
Follow your Roots - Where to find support in your own backyard 
Tools in the Shed: Public relations, community relations, technology

Workshop Four
"Tending the Class" - Integrating the Garden into the Curriculum 
Saturday - April 28, 2001
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Palo Verde Room
Registration Deadline:  April 26
Take 30 Kids into the Garden without Losing Your Marbles
Spice up Garden Interest with Creative Themes and Activities
Tie the Garden with the 3 R's
Eat it Up! - Bringing the Garden Harvest to the Classroom

Handouts will be provided.  However, If you want to "grow" more, the University of Arizona's book "Success with School Gardens:  How to Create a Learning Oasis in the Desert" will be available for purchase at $14.95 ea.

Workshop Fee:  $10 each or $35 for all four workshops.

Cash or check payable to University of Arizona.

Contact: Leslie Honaker to Reserve Your Spot! 

E:  honaker@swlink.net
P:  480-759-6741
F:  480-759-8527

Please provide the following information when reserving your spot.

Mailing Address:

School Affiliation:



Workshop(s) Desired:

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