Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

October, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Cultivating Awareness
The 2nd Annual Arizona Horticultural Therapy Association Conference will feature such topics and speakers as Dr. Bella Schimmel, MD, "Horticultural Therapy in Special Education Classrooms"; Kris Floor, landscape architect, "Creating an Interpretive Garden"; and Hank Bruce, horticultural therapist, "Creating Sensory Gardens Inside and Outside." The conference will be Saturday, November 6, at Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix. For info, contact Dawna Sterner, Registration fee is: master gardeners, $20; students, $40; members, $50; nonmembers, $75.


Graywater Guidelines
Water CASA (Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona) has just released a Spanish version of its handy booklet on graywater. It provides practical advice for the homeowner on setting up a graywater system to water the landscape. (Graywater originates from showers, bathtubs, or washing machines, but water from kitchen sinks and toilets is not allowed.) A complimentary copy of "Guia para la Conservacion de las Aguas Grises" is available from Kirsten Hoak at Additional copies are $1.25. The English version, "Graywater Guidelines," also is available.


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