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New to Arizona and frustrated with desert gardening? Or, are you an experienced desert gardener wanting new, more effective methods? Learn how working with Nature helps the environment while making your gardening easier, less expensive, and more beautiful. In this study group you will learn about:--How to make use of the rain that falls on your yard to water your plants.--The best plants for resilience in our climate.--How the sun creates micro-climates in your yard; understanding this simple idea will help your plants thrive and help you get more enjoyment being outside throughout the year. --The best way to irrigate your plants (hint: most have it all wrong!)--The secret ingredient for beautiful, healthy plants.
Instructor: Charlene Westgate
Charlene Westgate has degrees in the humanities with an emphasis on design. Her experience includes 20+ years in design, 40 years in classroom teaching, and 30 years as an avid gardener and nature enthusiast. Charlene regularly presents at area nurseries, garden clubs, and civic organizations on garden-related topics. Charlene is the owner of Westgate Garden Design, an ecological landscape design firm in Green Valley that specializes in creating beautiful landscapes in harmony with Nature. Charlene is also certified in Permaculture Design and Rainwater Harvesting and is a Pima County Master Gardener and partner with Tucson Audubon Society's Habitat at Home program.
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