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Companion Planting

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

Learn the method that maximizes certain plants’ natural strengths and minimizes their weaknesses, giving you a beautiful garden and abundant crops!  Some of the combinations make sense, like tomatoes and basil; others might surprise you. Plants have buddies too!  #seedlibrary

Program provided by the generosity of the Friends of Agave Library


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Fail Proof Composting

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Agave Library
Meeting Room

Learn about Fail-Proof Composting: How to Make Compost & Stop Paying for Garden Soil with Kristi Caggiano

Program provided by the generosity of the Friends of Agave Library

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It Might as Well be Spring: Fall Gardening Tips and Seed Swap

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ironwood Library
Meeting Room
Join master gardeners from the Ahwatukee Community Garden to learn about fall gardening in our desert climate. Bring your seeds for a free seed swap as well! The Seed Library collection is supported by the Friends of Phoenix Public Library Ironwood Chapter. #ironwoodlibrary #seedswap #seedlibrary
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Landscape Watering

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cholla Library
Computer Lab
Landscape Watering 101 -
Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants.  This free program is presented in partnership with the City of Phoenix Water Department. Registration required. #seedlibrary
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Registration begins 10/3/2019 at 8:00 AM

Landscape Watering 101

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Century Library
Meeting Room
Landscape Watering 101-
Learn how to properly water your landscape to save time and increase the health and beauty of your plants.  This free program is presented in partnership with the City of Phoenix Water Department. Registration required. #seedlibrary


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How to Grow Vegetables

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ocotillo Library
Meeting Room
Fall is a great time to get a vegetable garden going!  Learn about several crops to grow now that are good for the budget, great on the table, offer a repeat harvest, fun to grow, and eat! Join us and Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Pamela Perry to learn more about starting a vegetable garden.

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Arizona 101: Chasing Centuries-The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars Across the Desert Southwest

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mesquite Library
Meeting Room

Join Ron Parker, author of Chasing Centuries, as he examines the relationship between pre-Columbian Native Americans and agaves (century plants) in Arizona. These folks developed, gardened, and farmed their own unique agaves, and many of these plants are still found exactly where they were originally planted hundreds of years ago. It is a fascinating and uniquely Arizona story!  Books will be available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds going to the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

 

Chasing Centuries is a one-of-a-kind travel-history book that takes the reader along on an exciting and little known adventure at the crossroads of archaeology and botany. Travel with author Ron Parker as he explores the depth and duration of human/agave coevolution across the desert southwest, and discovers unusual agaves apparently associated with archaeological sites long since abandoned by residents of extinct ancient cultures. These agaves appear to be anthropogenic cultivars; living archaeological relics developed and planted by indigenous pre-Columbian Native Americans, and many are still growing exactly where they were planted hundreds of years ago.



Ron Parker is an outdoorsman, xeric plant enthusiast, and amateur botanist who spends half his time gardening and the other half exploring natural habitat across Arizona and neighboring states, primarily chasing agaves and archaeological sites. He has been studying agave populations in Arizona for many years, and has been out in the field with renowned botanists and regional archaeologists. When not under the open sky, Ron maintains the well-known xeric plant discussion forum, Agaveville.org, an impressive online repository for information on agaves and other succulent plants.  #arizona101  #seedlibrary


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