Free UC Cooperative Extension Landscaping Classes

Presented by UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) at the 12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day on October 28, 2017


9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Top Ten Ways to Save Water in Your Landscape by Janet Hartin

UCCE Advisor will be speaking on How to Create and Maintain a Beautiful Water Efficient Desert Landscape Hartin specializes in sustainable landscapes that are water-efficient, low maintenance, and pest resistant with an emphasis on landscape tree selection and care.

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Diseases Impacting Desert Trees by Akif Eskalen

UCCE Specialist at UCR will be speaking on Diseases Impacting Desert Trees Eskalen is a plant pathologist who specializes in fungal diseases of landscape and subtropical trees. More information about Eskalen.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.Palm Selection & Care by Don Hodel

UCCE Advisor in Los Angeles will be speaking on How to Select and Care for Palms in the Desert. Hodel is a world-renowned palm expert who has authored six books (four of them about palms) including The Biology and Management of Landscape Palms.

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.South American Palm Weevil Outbreak by Mark Hoddle

UCCE Specialist at UCR will be speaking on Palmageddon: The Wasting of Palms by the South American Palm Weevil. Hoddle is an entomologist who specializes in arthropod pests that attack ornamental and agricultural plants. Mark was interviewed about the potential damage from the South American Palm Weevil here in the CV.