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Coachella Valley Garden Day

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22, 2022

UCCE Master Gardeners of Riverside County, Desert Horticultural Society, and UCR Palm Desert are excited to present Coachella Valley Garden Day.

This free, family-friendly event is an interactive day of learning from gardening, landscaping and horticulture experts. This event is for everyone in the community — from Coachella Valley gardening newbies to experienced green thumbs — with an emphasis on sustainable landscaping in a dryer, hotter desert climate. 

Want plants? We have you covered! Master Gardeners and the California Native Plant Society will be selling desert-friendly plants during the event. No RSVP necessary to attend. 

Doors Open at 9am

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9:30am - 10:00am

B100 Citrus, presented by Burt Boss

B114/117 Jardinería de Vegetales del Desierto Durante el Invierno, presentado por Cesar Lopez Barreras

B118/120 Burrtec's New Composting Program, presented by Clara Vera, Burrtec

B200 Cooling Heat Islands w/Drought- and Heat-Resistant Trees, presented by Janet Hartin, UC ANR

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10:30am - 11:00am

B100 Vegetables and Herbs, presented by Barbara Kay-Levin

B114/117 Jardinería de Vegetales del Desierto Durante el Invierno, presentado por Cesar Lopez Barreras

B118/120 Planning Your Desert Garden, presented by Paul Ortego & Ignacio Moreno

B200 How Do Plants Work?, presented by Lynn Sweet, PhD

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11:00am

Outside Monarch mural dedication with Palm Desert Mayor Jan Harnik

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11:30am - 12:00pm

B100 Native Plants: Creating Wildlife Habitats, presented by Brad Hardison

B114/117 Planeando Tu Jardin de Desierto, presentado por Ignacio Moreno

B118/120 Embracing Change in Our Gardens: The New Perspective, presented by Wendy Proud, Mountain States Nursery

B200 Rock On/Give Me Shelter, presented by Cameron Barrows, PhD

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12:30pm - 1:00pm

B100 Roses, presented by Freddie Hooper

B118/120 Wonderful Winter Landscapes, presented by Jacqueline Soule

B200 Desert Garden Arthropods, presented by Scott Heacox

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Event Ends at 1:00pm

Don't forget to bring your reusable water bottle, you are more than welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy outdoors.

 

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Nov. 10, 2022

The Wild & Scenic film festival is an inspiring event with film programming that focuses on environmental activism. Join us in person to watch this curated series of short wildlife documentaries.