• Explore Uses of Native Plants with Robin Kobaly

    Presenter: Robin Kobaly—Botanist, Founder and President of The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of The SummerTree Institute and great friend of Desert Horticultural Society. Join Robin Kobaly for this captivating event as she presents ancient and traditional uses of native desert plants, demonstrating ways to adapt them to fit our modern needs for food, […]

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  • Do you have Tools to Donate for the Home Gardening Class?

    Is your garage or shed cluttered with extra rakes and shovels?  Do you have extra trowels, clippers and watering buckets taking up space?  Desert Master Gardeners can put your donations of surplus garden tools and supplies to good use at their new 5-session Home Gardening Class, beginning September 11. The hands-on class will cover vegetables, […]

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  • 12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day is upon Us!

    Full Schedule for 2017 Garden Day We’re super excited about this year’s line-up of FREE classes and instructors! We have several different tracks, so you can be super focused on your favorite gardening topic, or you can mix-and-match among the groups to attend whatever looks most interesting to you. Please note: this event is a […]

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  • DHSCV Landscaping Classes at the 12th Annual Desert Comm. Garden Day

    Free Landscaping Classes Presented by DHSCV at the 12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day on October 28, 2017 Pruning for Desert Landscapes 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. by Al Hollinger, Operations Manager at Vintage Associates This class will be held under a tent outside on the patio, not indoors. The talk will review pruning goals […]

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  • DHSCV Wellness Gardening Classes at Desert Comm. Garden Day

    Free Gardening Wellness Classes Presented by DHSCV at the 12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day on October 28, 2017 Native Bee Pollinators, The Forgotten Treasure of Native Bees 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. by Melissa Bacall and Ruthe Meyer, UCCE Master Gardeners, Yucca Valley and Indio Native bees and their vital role in pollination. Monarch […]

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  • New this Year – Kid’s Program for Garden Day

    Plants You Are Potting – Desert Milkweed & Blue Mist Desert Milkweed, Asclepias subulata Is an upright perennial native to the deserts of the Southwest and Mexico to 4ft tall and wide and grows in washes and on rocky slopes. Tall gray-green stems form a crown of creamy yellow flowers from spring to fall with […]

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  • Vermicomposting Class at Garden Day on October 28

    Vermiculture Class Presented at the 12th Annual Desert Garden Community Day on October 28, 2017 Vermicomposting Class 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. George J. Podolsky, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Riverside County Department of Waste Resources This class teaches residents about vermicomposting, a composting method where worms convert food scraps into two of the best amendments on […]

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