ENVIRONMENTBASIC PERMACULTURE DESIGN. Anyone from backyard gardeners to town planners can benefit from this four-weekend course covering all aspects of permaculture design. There's a balance of classroom time, field trips, and hands-on experience, and you can get individualized attention and tips from the expert teaching team. Design your own site as a final class project. Course runs Saturdays and Sundays, from October 3 through December 6. Tuition is $495, with $100 cash back if 11 or more students enroll. Call 572-1672 for an informational brochure.
WATERSMART WORKSHOP. Tohono Chul Park. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. 742-6455. The Low 4 program of Pima County's Cooperative Extension offers It Pays to be WaterSmart, a workshop presented by J.D. DiMeglio of Horizons West, providing tips on saving water and money by following basic xeriscape principles. Get information on drip irrigation systems and how to choose appropriate plants for your landscape. The workshop takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 3, in the Wilson Room at Tohono Chul Park. RSVP to Tucson Water at 791-4331 or Metro Water at 575-8100.
WILDLIFE TRACK COUNT. Search with Sky Island Alliance for mountain lion and other wildlife tracks in the Canelo Hills, while contributing to habitat conservation efforts. A camp-out Saturday evening, October 3, leads into the 7 a.m. to noon tracking on Sunday, October 4. No experience is necessary as basics of tracking are taught. Call Andy at 327-1129 or Susie at 323-0547 for information.
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