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Rainharvesting seminar set for Saturday

Rainharvesting seminar set for Saturday | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
“Free” — who hasn’t been enticed by this word? Most of us have eagerly accepted “freebies” offered to us at events, fairs or even as token gifts. Usually these items
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Contestants make waves at The Cove

Contestants make waves at The Cove | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Hoorays, whoops and squeals of delight echoed through The Cove Friday afternoon as participants of the 19th Annual Water Wise Youth Water Conservation Poster Contest were rewarded for all their
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A looming concern

I was recently on a morning talk radio show promoting April as Water Awareness Month with the theme of “Go Blue and $ave Some Green.” The host mentioned her water
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Do you know Where Your Water Goes?

Do you know Where Your Water Goes? | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WAM! April is Water Awareness Month. Celebrate WAM by learning where your water goes.
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Water Wise: Pruning demonstration this Saturday

Water Wise: Pruning demonstration this Saturday | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It has been said that pruning plants is more art than skill. Some people may feel it’s more of a mystery than anything else. One thing is for sure, it
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Water Wise: Erosion focus of Feb. 6 program

Water Wise: Erosion focus of Feb. 6 program | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The power of water is impressive. Its force can carve canyons a mile deep or be harnessed to generate electricity at hydroelectric plants. Its raw power is revealed during flash
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Discover Discovery Gardens

SIERRA VISTA — Master gardeners from Cochise County descended upon the University of Arizona South last week to begin work on a fledgling garden in the college’s Sierra Vista campus.
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Speakers share excitement at Southwest Wings Festival | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Speakers share excitement at Southwest Wings Festival | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

As the name of the Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival implies, there is much more going on during the ongoing annual event than those focused on creatures of the feathered variety, as illustrated by its dozens of free lectures.

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WATER WISE: It's time to collect Mother Nature's bounty | The Sierra Vista Herald

WATER WISE: It's time to collect Mother Nature's bounty | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The monsoon has arrived. Are you ready to collect nature’s free bounty? If not, now is the time to put a bucket under the gutter, direct downspouts to planted areas, and go play in the mud.
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Generating ideas for a better Bisbee | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Generating ideas for a better Bisbee | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Who are you, Bisbee?  What’s your tagline?

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Urban Land Institute visits Bisbee | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Nearly a dozen experts working with the Urban Land Institute in Phoenix will be in Bisbee today to tour the city and discuss economic development opportunities with city leaders.

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Tucson conference on living with less water | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Tucson conference on living with less water | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A conference focused on linking scientifically credible information to the formulation and implementation of sound, effective local policies, will be convened by the Tucson-based Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) on Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21.

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WATER WISE: Get your pipes ready for winter | The Sierra Vista Herald

Winter is on its way. Are you ready? Warm fall weather can lull us into thinking that freezing temperatures will never come, but they will. When the thermometer dips below 32F, we want assurance that our water system won’t freeze.  To be pro-active, here is a checklist.

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Water Wise: Designing with succulents

Water Wise: Designing with succulents | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It has been said that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This simple, yet oft used, expression is clearly applicable to designing with succulents. Where some people see
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Free Integrated Pesticide Management workshop offered May 5

Pest management in community environments, such as schools, homes, and related environments, is of high priority, especially due to the presence of children. Many of these places have pest management
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Alzheimer’s progresses in Cochise County

Alzheimer’s progresses in Cochise County | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Center for Disease Control reports that up to 5.1 million Americans aged 65-years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive mental deterioration that is besieging more and more Arizonans
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Breeding rabbits offers hare-raising adventures

Breeding rabbits offers hare-raising adventures | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
SIERRA VISTA — While many children wait impatiently for the one day each year when a rabbit will arrive at their house, preferably with loads of Easter candy and other
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Think of the water useage

Think of the water useage | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
I enjoyed the story about Col. Smith Middle School students learning about agriculture by planting a school orchard (2/15/15). But one piece of critical information was missing — how much
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UA Master Gardener training begins Jan. 20

Registration is now open for the 2016 Master Gardener Training. Classes will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday for 16 weeks beginning Jan. 20 at the University
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Water Wise: Septic system care focus of workshop

“Garbage In — Garbage Out” or GIGO is a well-known phrase in the computer industry that may also apply to your septic system.
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Monsoon often brings bugs, expert says | The Sierra Vista Herald

Monsoon often brings bugs, expert says | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

During the monsoon it is not uncommon to see all manner of insects buzzing about, and for several species of flying ants, it’s no different, said one Tucson-based entomologist.

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Generating ideas for a better Bisbee | The Sierra Vista Herald

Generating ideas for a better Bisbee | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

That was one of the questions the panel of experts brought together by the Urban Land Institute in Phoenix found themselves asking on Tuesday.

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WATER WISE: Super succulent | The Sierra Vista Herald

WATER WISE: Super succulent | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Roses, step aside. We have something far more spectacular - plants with multiple flower petals shining so brightly that they confuse light meters on cameras. Orange, yellow, pink, and red flowers burst with such effervescence that they look tropical. As a matter of fact, some botanists think these plants originated in the West Indies. What are they? They are our roses of the desert - cacti.

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A word to the wise on water | The Sierra Vista Herald

A word to the wise on water | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
As part of Water Awareness Month, or “WAM,” the Water Wise program and Cochise County Master Gardeners sponsored “Real World Watering” on Saturday, on the campus of UA South. Presenting the talk were Cado Daily of Water Wise and Jody Sharp-Webb, a Cochise County Master Gardener.
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“Wine in the Desert” festival on Dec. 13. | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

“Wine in the Desert” festival on Dec. 13. | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The Arizona Wine Growers Association presents the last of its signature series events for 2014: “Wine in the Desert” in Tucson at St. Philip’s Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 13.

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