GARDENINGBOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. The park is open for free to all fathers from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Gardening for newcomers classes are held on the first Thursday and third Saturday of June and August. Regular garden attractions include the Birds and Gardening Tour at
9 a.m. Thursday mornings; and Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens, which highlights TBG history and plant trivia, and will familiarize visitors with native flora. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, and free for members and children under age 12. Throughout June, July and August, the gardens open at 7:30 a.m., with admission only $1 between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. 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.
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. Call 626-5161 for information on upcoming topics.
HYDROPONIC GARDENERS. Tucson High School Cafeteria. 400
N. Second Ave. The Hydroponic Gardeners of Tucson meet the third
Wednesday of every month for a 6:30 p.m. social and a 7 p.m. meeting.
Call Karen at
PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE. The Permaculture Drylands Institute has a monthly, fun-filled discussion of sustainable living in drylands. They meet the second Tuesday of each month for a community breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Grill, 100 E. Congress St. Call 744-9305 for information. Call 882-9443 for information.
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