Tag: Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners Present Demonstration Day February 26

Zann Wilson, Pinal County Master Gardener Join your SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners for Demonstration Day on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at SaddleBrooke Ranch. We will show you the best tools, techniques, and products to satisfy a variety of gardening needs. Demonstrations will include best tools, best container management, frost and sun…

How to Become a Master Gardener

Laurie Foster The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension trains gardening enthusiasts of Pinal County as Master Gardener volunteers who help their fellow citizens grow better gardens and more sustainable landscapes. Class Dates: Oct. 6, 2021 to Feb. 16, 2022, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon Tuition: $150 per individual and $225 per couple, which includes books and…

Biospherian and Scientist Discusses a New World Flora

  Zann Wilson, Pinal County Master Gardener Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are excited to bring you Dr. Linda Leigh, Biospherian and scientist, with her presentation, A New World Flora: Selection of Plant Species for Biosphere 2, an online community education program Thursday, June 17 at 1 p.m. Dr. Leigh was the director…

Master Gardening Training Course

Laurie Foster, Pinal County Master Gardener The Master Gardener Training Course will once again be offered to SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6, 2021 through Feb. 16, 2022. The program will be presented via Zoom in webinar format. This is an intensive 17-week lecture series given by…

Master Gardeners Present Urban Wildlife Specialist

  Sheilah Britton, Pinal County Master Gardener Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to host Locana De Souza, an urban wildlife specialist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, for an online community education program on Thursday, May 20 at 1 p.m. In the communities in which we live, we share the…

Master Gardeners Explore the Desert

Sheilah Britton Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to bring Doris Evans, retired educator in environmental education positions as Curator of Education at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and as Environmental Education Resource Teacher with the Tucson Unified School District, for an online community education program on Thursday, April 15 at 1 p.m.…

Back to the Garden: April Prep

Sheilah Britton, Master Gardener, Pinal County April showers are an unlikely event in the coming month. The average April rainfall in Tucson is .17 inches and that won’t do much to help your garden grow. But there are many things you can do for your garden in this month of near perfect weather that will…

Master Gardeners Presents: February Speaker

Sheilah Britton Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners invite you to join us for an online Community Education program with Kim Matsushino of the Tucson Audubon Society on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. Kim will speak on Creating Beneficial Habitats for Birds and Pollinators. Kim Matsushino is a native Tucsonan who grew up…

Watering Guidelines

Joe Allen You may not realize it, but all plants, and especially desert adapted plants*, need much less water during the winter months of December through March. Due to much cooler temperatures, there is less water evaporation from the soil as well as less transpiration of water vapor by the plants themselves. Continuing summer watering…

Back to the Garden: Guardians of the Gardens

Master Gardeners presenting Fred and Pat Flanagan with a gift of gratitude for their many years of service.

Sheilah Britton Fred and Pat Flanagan lived in the Northeast for 35 years before visiting the Southwest. “We fell in love with this place,” says Fred. “When we first visited SaddleBrooke, we decided it was the place we’d settle.” They bought a home in SaddleBrooke in 1999 but it was 2006 before they actually made the…