Desert Horticultural Society





Our goal is to promote the use of desert appropriate plants in an attractive, environmentally sustainable landscape.

 "The era of the lawn in the West is over"

Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the 
University of Wisconsin, on dwindling water supplies in the Southwest

Chapter Newsletter, December 2016
Newsletter Special Edition - Mary Brent Wehrli


2016 Vintage Associates/DHSCV Scholarships Awarded at Desert Community Garden Day


Scholarship Winners: (from left to right) Joseph Borja, Ulices Cisneros, Edwin Martinez









*Hard copies of the Fountain Grass flyer are available, which include English on one side and Spanish on the other.


Announcing Death of Society President 

Mary Brent Wehrli, charter member and long time president of the Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley, died Saturday, June 4. Co-founder and president emeritus Paul Ortega will be the acting president until annual elections are held in January. Read more about Mary Brent in a special issue of The Chuparosa newsletter.

DHSCV has set up a scholarship fund to honor Mary Brent. If you would like to contribute please go to the Donate page and note in the comments of the donation that it is for the Mary Brent Wehrli scholarship.

Upcoming Events*

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM • The Living Desert, Hoover Room
Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00 AM • Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior AZ, and Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson AZ
Sunday, March 26, 2017 • Palm Springs, CA
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM • The Living Desert, Hoover Room
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM • The Living Desert, Hoover Room

  *See "Field Trip, Meeting, & Event Schedule" menu option    for a complete list of upcoming events.

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