Master Gardener Program — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Ask Your Master Gardener/Plant Sale

The Ask Your Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held September 17, 2015, at the MountainView Ballroom West and breezeway from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners will be available to answer your plant questions. Bring a sample or a picture for identification. As an added bonus there will be plants for sale. The plants are grown by the Master Gardeners and we love to tell you all about them and how to care for them.

Need a house call? Sign up upon arrival and Fred and Pat Flanagan will arrange for our volunteers to stop by. Or you may contact them at 520-407-6459 or email at [email protected].

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Contact Kathie Griffin at [email protected].

Volunteers make a difference

Kathie Griffin

The SaddleBrooke Master Gardener Volunteers love gardening and can’t stop talking about the unique challenges in growing plants in the high desert. As a part of University of Arizona Pinal Cooperative Extension, our mission is to provide the public with research based, home horticultural information through educational programs and projects. We love to share our knowledge and experience with our neighbors in SaddleBrooke!

If you’ve ever wanted to become a Master Gardener, SaddleBrooke has one of the best training programs in the state. There is no wait list, no interview process, and our $130 fee is low compared to Phoenix at $275 and Tucson at $200. Your commitment upon completing your training is to give 50 volunteer hours on approved projects by the end of 2016. You’ll join a great group of volunteers and be able to choose from a variety of projects. We do everything from meeting with homeowners to identify plant issues, to sponsoring or giving horticulture lectures, to assisting with an after school garden project at Mountain Vista Elementary School in Oracle. If plant propagation is your thing, we do that too. It’s not all work and no play either. We have frequent field trips to conferences, nurseries and botanical gardens just for fun as well as to expand our plant knowledge.

The only prerequisite is a love of plants and willingness to share your knowledge. No experience is necessary; we will train you. Reserve your spot in the next Garden and Landscape Course for Master Gardeners. It will begin on September 22, 2015, at The Preserve Clubhouse from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The course will be held on fifteen consecutive Tuesdays through January 19, 2016. (No classes will be held on November 24, December 23 or December 31.) To register or for more information contact Kathie Griffin [email protected].

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Associate Dean and Director, Extension and Economic Development, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Pinal County Cooperative Extension at 820 E Cottonwood Lane, No. C, Casa Grande, Arizona (toll free 866-836-5221). Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.