GARDENINGBOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Upcoming classes offer relaxing and educational fun: TBG's Native Cooking class offers an introduction to the versatility and unique qualities of many edible Native American plants, and their preparation. Class meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 7. Cost is $30, $25 for TBG members. Check out "Totally Tomatoes" a glance at how to produce your own delicious vine-ripened tomatoes with detailed instruction by Tarke Sweet. Cost is $12, $10 TBG members. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 326-9255 for reservations and information. Regular garden attractions include the Birds and Gardening Tour at 9 a.m. Thursday mornings; and Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens highlights TBG history and plant trivia, and will familiarize visitors with native flora. Grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, and free for members and children under age 12. Call 326-9255 for information.
CASA DEL AGUA. 4366 N. Stanley Place. The Casa del Agua is a demonstration and education project operated by Arid Lands Studies at the University of Arizona. It includes information about indoor water conservation, xeriscape, rainwater harvesting, and graywater systems. Free tours are offered on the hour from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, excluding holidays. Call 887-1185 to arrange for special student and group presentations.
COMPOST DEMONSTRATION. The Master Composters of the Tucson Organic Gardeners staff a compost demonstration site at the Tucson Botanical Gardens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday to answer your composting questions. Call the Compost Assistance Line at 670-9158 or 883-0377.
GARDENING DEMONSTRATION. The Pima County Cooperative Extension offers free gardening workshops every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. On February 11, learn about "Growing Citrus in Arizona." Bring in sick plants for an end-of-workshop diagnosis and treatment session. Call 626-5161 for information.
PERMACULTURE BREAKFAST. The Permaculture Drylands Institute wants to teach you about sustainable living in drylands. They meet the second Tuesday of each month for a community breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Congress Grill, 100 E. Congress St. Call 744-9305 for information.
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