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Fall Festival Plant Sale - http://frontdoorsnews.com

Fall Festival Plant Sale - http://frontdoorsnews.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The temperature has finally dropped below 95 degrees, which means planting time in the Valley. The cooler weather calls to everyone who wants to get their hands in the dirt and plant gardens or beautify their landscape.
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CAC clips: Outstanding students chosen to speak at commencement

CAC clips: Outstanding students chosen to speak at commencement | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SIGNAL PEAK — Alejandra Cano, a student at the Central Arizona College Superstition Mountain Campus, and Audrey Bimbi from the Signal Peak Campus were chosen as the student speakers for the CAC district graduation last Friday on the green at Signal Peak. 
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Cold weather takes a toll on Phoenix-area gardens

Cold weather takes a toll on Phoenix-area gardens | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Is your hibiscus looking sickly or your bougainvillea a little rusty? It may be under the weather.
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Is Phoenix area’s long love affair with grass waning? | California News Feed

Is Phoenix area’s long love affair with grass waning? | California News Feed | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
rochures circulated in a early to mid-20th century and recorded during a Arizona Historical Society marketed Phoenix as carrying H2O in abundance, as “The Garden of a Southwest,” where “luxuriant” lawns kept a dried during bay. They mostly enclosed photos of purgation H2O during a Roosevelt Dam.

The word “fertile” was used a lot to report land.

“They were perplexing to opposite this picture in a rest of a American public’s mind that Arizona was this kind of dried hell-hole,” Sheridan said.

There was a time when Arizona was famous for its ”cowboys, Indians, cactus and lawlessness,” a Phoenix and Maricopa County Board of Trade wrote in one brochure, though “the unconditional call of civilization has lonesome it. The cactus has been bearing behind and a plain has been finished a garden.”
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More Millenials Turn To Farming To Make A Living | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

When we think about farmers, we don’t necessarily think of them as young. Even McDonald was old. But that may be changing.
“We’ve seen a lot of farmers age out, sell their land, but there’s kind of a new generation of people of all ages who are very interested in learning to work the land and try and make a living out of it," said Kelly Young, an agroecologist with the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County.
Young is working with millennials returning to the fields who
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ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS IN THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, AND MANAGEMENT OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS! | Environment Guru

Sign up for the 2015 Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation and receive expert instruction on efficient landscape water Management.The
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Surprise hosts Master Gardener training | Your West Valley News (Sun City, AZ)

Surprise hosts Master Gardener training | Your West Valley News (Sun City, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Applications are being accepted for the University of Arizona’s Spring 2015 Maricopa Master Gardener Training Class, which will be hosted by the City of Surprise.



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5 Ways to Bring the Farm to School | Arizona Farm Bureau

In 2010, Congress designated October as National Farm to School Month celebrate those who practice growing their own food and honor the farmers who provide food, fiber, and fuel to the rest of us.  The Farm to School Programs play a crucial role not only in helping children understand where their food comes from, but also as a means to improve child nutrition. Implementing this program is a great opportunity for us to educate children on where their food comes from while also helping to stimulate local economies.



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Pests in your Plants? Call the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network | Yuma News Now

Expert plant scientists and community liaisons in the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network are ready to help diagnose pest-related issues in plants.

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Spray of hope | InMaricopa.com

Spray of hope | InMaricopa.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

MUSD employee wins award for fighting pests in environmentally-friendly way

Dan Vezie wants every student in the Maricopa Unified School District to be safe.

The district works hard to keep students safe from strangers and injuries as they go about their school day: For Vezie, it’s the less obvious dangers he combats.

Dangers like chemicals, and pests.

“Some kids are allergic to certain things. Kids are young, more vulnerable than we are,” Vezie said. “We do our best to have a healthy environment for kids and staff to thrive in.”

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Pest Control: Scientists seek new ways | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande)

Pest Control: Scientists seek new ways | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
MARICOPA — University of Arizona professor of entomology Peter Ellsworth crawled through the furrow between two rows of tall cotton, wearing a gas mask and rolling up a 25-foot-long sheet littered with stunned insects.
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September Saguaro bloom just an extra blessing | Arizona Republic

I have a large saguaro that bloomed in September. I have lived here for 40 years and know they bloom in May or June. What’s up?

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'Summer slump' management in low desert alfalfa | Western Farm Press

'Summer slump' management in low desert alfalfa | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The ‘summer slump’ period is a decline in alfalfa growth which usually starts in July in hot summer areas of the West, including the low elevation deserts in Southern California and Arizona.

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Living Classroom: AMWUA Plant Pages Come To Life

Living Classroom: AMWUA Plant Pages Come To Life | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
By Warren Tenney In a 3.2-acre space hemmed in by traffic noise, office buildings and warehouse construction sits a living classroom. The University of Arizona's Maricopa County Cooperative Extension is a place to learn by doing - plant and nurture desert landscapes, grow vegetables and herbs, or create a rainwater harvesting system. The Maricopa County…
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The Benefits of Alfalfa to the Southwest Ecosystem | Arizona Farm Bureau

The Benefits of Alfalfa to the Southwest Ecosystem | Arizona Farm Bureau | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Arizona alfalfa is good for our environment.
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Is Phoenix area's long love affair with grass waning? | Arizona Republic

Is Phoenix area's long love affair with grass waning? | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
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Desert landscape your yard? Share your story, photos

Desert landscape your yard? Share your story, photos | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Do you xeriscape? Wouldn’t you love to brag about it? Send us photos of your household landscape
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Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work

Awards for Excellence to Honor Exceptional Employees | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Several dedicated UA employees will be honored tomorrow at the 27th annual Awards for Excellence ceremony.
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