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What you should know about Arizona's water future | Arizona Republic

What you should know about Arizona's water future | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sharon Megdal: Every Arizonan needs to know where his or her water comes from, because the situation is serious.
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Pucker Up: Five Fast Facts About Mistletoe | UANews

Pucker Up: Five Fast Facts About Mistletoe | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
It's the holiday symbol for romance that has sparked countless smooches.
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Farmers in the Del: Sun City community garden reaps 1st year harvest | Arizona Newszap

Farmers in the Del: Sun City community garden reaps 1st year harvest | Arizona Newszap | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Sun City gardeners are seeing the fruit of their labor over the past months. Harvesting of the first crop in the community garden that began to take shape earlier this year. In the spring, gardeners planted a variety of vegetables, and put in more plantings in the summer and fall.

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Three reasons to catch 'Wine in the Desert' | Arizona Daily Star

Three reasons to catch 'Wine in the Desert' | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Second annual event celebrates state's winemaking.
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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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Arizona Gardeners: Rock piles in your garden, taking a hint from Hohokam farmers | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

A rock pile mulch system is not just any old mound of rocks. Those piles built by farmers from long ago were assembled with a specific purpose, construction and function. They were used to grow useful, drought-tolerant plants, mainly species of Agave, on rainfall only. Those of us trying to grow landscape plants with less water get really excited just thinking about the possibilities!


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NPA students learn Oak Creek threats -- litter-ally | Arizona Daily Sun

NPA students learn Oak Creek threats  -- litter-ally | Arizona Daily Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Northland Preparatory Academy’s seventh-graders rolled up their sleeves and got a little dirty at Oak Creek during a hands-on lesson about waterway contamination.



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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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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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Silage corn a growing crop in Pinal | Copa Monitor (AZ)

There’s corn for people and corn for cows. Pinal County is pretty much corn-for-cows country. Cow corn is called silage. Most of the corn planted and harvested in Pinal County is silage.


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Program helps vets become farmers | Casa Grande Dispatch

ELOY — Lucky Nickel Ranch is part certified organic farm and part classroom. 
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Veterans Day: 21 programs helping vets through farming | Christian Science Monitor

Veterans Day: 21 programs helping vets through farming | Christian Science Monitor | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
This Veteran’s Day, Food Tank brings you 21 organizations from around the world that are working to help veterans heal their wounds through farming and agriculture.
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Garden Kitchen hosting 2nd Desert Foods Fest | Arizona Daily Star

Garden Kitchen hosting 2nd Desert Foods Fest | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Even focuses on food you can find literally outside your front door.
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Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online | Arizona Daily Star

Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A trip around the Internet can help you find information about gardening in Tucson.
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Chaparral students learn about water conservation | Arizona Edcuation News

Chaparral students learn about water conservation | Arizona Edcuation News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Fifth grade gifted students at Chaparral Elementary explored to conserve water through collaboration with Arizona Project WET and the Water Scene Investigation Program.
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Helping hands: AmeriCorps team assists with projects around Pinal County | Copa Monitor (AZ)

Helping hands: AmeriCorps team assists with projects around Pinal County | Copa Monitor (AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

From building fences and raptor perches to cleaning up graffiti and installing garden boxes, 10 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers are spending six weeks lending a helping hand to government agencies and nonprofit organizations around Pinal County.

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University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension centennial salute | Western Farm Press

University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension centennial salute | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona conducts its last of four centennial tributes statewide to the UA Cooperative Extension created 100 years ago by Smith-Lever Act.
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Arizona Gardeners: Mistletoe is a parasite on native trees, shrubs in the desert | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Because they have the unique ability to take energy directly from another plant, the various species of mistletoe can cause the slow, steady decline of host trees and shrubs



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Fairgrounds on tenuous footing | Havasu (Lake Havasu AZ) News-Herald

From ADA-compliant restrooms along the midway to batting cages somewhere in the outlying area, the Mohave County Fair Association has a prioritized list of 39 projects to improve the 68-acre county fairgrounds.



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Arizona Gardeners: Early decisions are critical to keeping trees and shrubs healthy | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Healthy trees and shrubs are a valuable addition to any landscape, but any hope of maintaining them in good condition over long periods of time is entirely dependent upon the care that they receive.  
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Get your hands dirty in Eloy’s Community Garden | Tri-Valley Dispatch (Casa Grande AZ)

Master gardener Rick Gibson tells CAHRA officials and other community gardeners what kind of insects to expect while planting various vegetables, flowers and other small crops and how to protect against them. 

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21 Projects Helping Vets Through Food and Agriculture | The Women's International Perspective

This Veteran’s Day, Food Tank brings you 21 organizations from around the world that are working to help veterans heal their wounds through farming and agriculture. These organizations are working to improve the lives of veterans and create a sustainable food system by educating veterans to be sustainable vegetable producers, providing job and skills training, and helping families rebuild their lives after civil war.



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ASU Morrison Institute names two new Distinguished Fellows | ASU News

ASU Morrison Institute names two new Distinguished Fellows | ASU News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Maria Harper-Marinick and Sharon Megdal were named Morrison Institute Distinguished Fellows at the State of Our State Conference and Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 7.
“We are so pleased both leaders acc
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Autumn in Tucson: Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival | Arizona Daily Star

Autumn in Tucson: Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.
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Megdal re-elected to CAP board; other three seats uncertain | Arizona Daily Star

Megdal re-elected to CAP board; other three seats uncertain | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sharon Megdal won re-election to represent Pima County on the water board.
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