BOTANICAL GARDENS. Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Introduction to Tucson Gardening classes focus on using drought-tolerant plants to colorful and low-maintenance effect. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. the first Thursday and third Saturday of the month. Cost is $5, which includes admission; or $3 for TBG members. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, free for members and children under age 12. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Call 326-9686 for information.

Listings 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., and again at 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Spring Vegetable Gardening is the topic for Wednesday, February 17. Call 626-5161 for information on upcoming topics.

GARDENING CLASSES. Community Gardens of Tucson offers classes starting on Tuesday, February 16, at 4304 First Ave. Join the Community Gardens for their weekly work party starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, at 2649 E. Drachman. Call 795-6393 for information.

HYDROPONIC GARDENERS. Tucson High School Cafeteria. 400 N. Second Ave. Hydroponic Gardeners of Tucson meets the third Wednesday of every month for a 6:30 p.m. social and 7 p.m. meeting. Call Karen at 881-3248 for information.

TUCSON ORGANIC GARDENERS. Pima County Medical Society building. 5199 E. Farness St. Enjoy the free lecture: What is Aqua-Culture, And Can It Be Organic? at
7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16. A social hour begins at 7 p.m., with informational papers and a table of seeds and plants for sale. Call 670-9158 for information. TW

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