Join experts at free annual Desert Garden Community Day

Garden Day 2016 Crowd Scene

Garden Day 2016 Crowd Scene. Photo by Caroline Greyshock.

Join desert landscape and gardening enthusiasts at UCR Palm Desert from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 for a day of workshops, talks, demonstrations and exhibits.

Learn how to create and maintain a low-water garden at this free event presented by the
Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley and co-sponsored by UCR Palm Desert,
Master Gardeners and the University of California Cooperative Extension.

Keynote speaker will be Peggy Mauk, Ph.D., director of agricultural operations at UC Riverside.
CV Water Counts will host a panel of golf and agricultural experts discussing their industry’s
sustainable use of water.

Class and demonstration topics include vegetable gardening, citrus trees, palm tree selection
and care, native plants for newcomers, vermiculture, butterflies, tree diseases, desert
community gardening, how to save water in your landscape, invasive weeds and how to create
and maintain a water-efficient desert landscape.

New this year will be children’s activities, a Master Gardener plant sale and the screening of a
free film, “Hometown Habitat” with a discussion to follow with the film’s director.

UCR Palm Desert is at 75-80 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert. Parking is free.

Class schedules, speakers and more information is available here.

Comments(2)

  1. Dottie says

    I would like to find a cactus succulent group. It would be wonderful to find a cactus succulent society of America group here in the valley.

    • Jessyca Frederick says

      As far as we are aware, there is not a specific cactus and succulent group here in Coachella Valley. We are open to creating a subgroup within DHSCV to focus on these plant families if someone is willing to organize and manage such a group. I’ll follow up with you via email.

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