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Water leadership continues

“The Cochise County UA Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program would like to echo appreciation for the Cochise Water Project’s legacy of water conservation and education reported in the Sierra Vista
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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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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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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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Garden exploration in Bisbee, Sierra Vista and Hereford make for nice weekend getaway | Arizona Daily Star

A weekend of garden exploration awaits in Bisbee, Sierra Vista and Hereford Sept. 7-8.
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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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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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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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WATER WISE: The vital role of butterflies | Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

WATER WISE: The vital role of butterflies |  Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Few things are more delightful than watching a colorful butterfly flit from flower to flower, sipping nectar in a summer garden.

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For a Greener Yard, Lose the Lawn | NPR

Across the Southwest, cities are banning water-thirsty front lawns. Cado Daily of the University of Arizona's Water Wise Program views that as an opportunity to plant a "rainscape" — a yard with drought-friendly native plants that she says can look as lush as a lawn, and lure wildlife back, too.

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