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Raised Bed Gardening

3/21/20

10am-noon

Location: Tucson Botanical Gardens

$20 / $16 Members

Get a jump on your gardening. Learn the ins and outs of vegetable gardening in raised beds. You will learn about designing a raised bed, which materials to use, construction tips, plant protection methods, soil building, and more!

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Building Healthy Soil

4/10/20

10am-12pm

Location: Tucson Botanical Gardens

$20

Healthy and balanced soil is the cornerstone of any thriving garden. Soil is the medium in which plants absorb all their nutrients and contains an entire ecosystem where organic matter makes up the most fundamental level of sustenance.


Join Michael Ismail, vegetable gardener and owner of Thrive and Grow Gardens, for this class as he explains the soil food web and how to feed it, building new soil for raised beds and basins, improving existing soil, proper fertilizing techniques and much more.

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Indoor Vegetable Gardening

4/25/20

10am-noon
Location: Tucson Botanical Gardens

$20 / $16 Members

How can you grow food if you have little or no outdoor space?  Let us show you the ways! In this class we will focus on how to grow food indoors.  You will learn about the methods and the materials you will need to be growing your food inside in no time.  We will cover growing vegetables in systems such as hydroponics and aquaponics, as well as growing mushrooms, microgreens, and sprouts. Microgreen growing kits will be available for purchase at the class.

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Bountiful Hot Weather Gardening

4/25/20

10am-noon
Location: Tucson Botanical Gardens

$20 / $16 Members

When it comes to desert gardening, so many people have been negatively persuaded by their own trials and gardening failures or by the words of discouragement from others; and who can blame them? There is hope! Learn all about how you can produce the hot weather vegetable garden of your dreams with expert gardener Michael Ismail.  Yes, here in the desert and even during the hot summer! Michael will discuss, crop protection, plant selection, proper timing, irrigating, and a whole lot of tips and tricks you can use make your dream garden a reality.

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In Your Garden

One-on-One educational gardening sessions in your own backyard.

What better way to learn about maintaining an edible garden than working in your own with an expert? If you're interested in growing your own food but doubtful of your ability to be successful on your own, we would love to work with you and teach you all that we know of how to grow food in the desert. Invite a Thrive gardener out to your residence for a one-on-one educational gardening session where you will learn about the intricate details of edible gardening, tuned specifically to your space, the plants you're growing and your personal horticultural preferences.

You can also sign up for weekly or monthly sessions with a Thrive gardener and we'll be sure to keep you and your garden on track. With all there is to know about edible gardening, this education is highly valuable and recommended for novice gardeners.

Online Resources

If you haven't already, head over to our online resources!

You may or may not have gathered this by now, but...

We want you to be successful in growing your own food!  Which is why we provide resources that were created by our team for your use and enjoyment. These resources evolve and grow, which is why it's important that you sign up for our monthly newsletter so you never miss a new resource!

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