• Carne Seca, Machaca, and Tortillas – 10am to 1pm

    04/07/2020 10am to 1pm

    Long a stable of Sonoran desert vaquero/cowboy culture, carne seca and machaca were the perfect beef preservation solution to the harsh environment. Learn the basics of beef preservation,…

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  • Garden Meditation (April) – 8:30 to 9:15am

    04/07/2020 8:30am to 9:15am

    Meditation helps us to bring greater balance and peace into our lives. Join the Yoga Connection to learn how to relax and renew your energy and vitality for…

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  • Mindful Yoga (April) – Tuesdays

    04/07/2020 8:30 am to 9:30 am


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  • Building Healthy Soil

    04/10/2020 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

    Join Michael Ismail, vegetable gardener and owner of Thrive and Grow Gardens, for this class as he explains the soil food web and how to feed it, building…

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  • Venomous Snakes

    04/10/2020 10am to 12pm

    Rattlesnakes, coral snakes, and moccasins are North America’s venomous snakes. This class dives into the biology and identification of these spectacular snakes. We will also discuss how to…

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  • Ghost Birds

    04/23/2020 6pm to 8pm

    Passenger Pigeon, Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet. Sadly, these birds have disappeared forever. This class investigates the tragic stories of these extinct birds. Unfortunately, they are not alone. We…

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  • The Bold Modernism of Burle’ Marx

    04/25/2020 9 am to noon

    Learn more about the amazing Roberto Burle’ Marx, artist turned landscape architect while creating your own Burle’ Marx inspired collage. We will discuss the bold, voluptuous abstractions he…

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  • Indoor Vegetable Gardening – April

    04/25/2020 10 a.m. to noon Read More
  • Garden Meditation (May) – 8:30 to 9:15am

    05/05/2020 8:30am to 9:15am

      Correct Garden Meditation Pricing:  $40 non-member / $32 member Meditation helps us to bring greater balance and peace into our lives. Join the Yoga Connection to learn…

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  • Mindful Yoga (May) – Tuesdays

    05/05/2020 8:30am to 9:30am


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  • Gentle Hatha Yoga (May) – Thursdays

    05/07/2020 8:30am to 9:30am

    Led by certified yoga instructor, Jenny Columbus.  Jenny’s 1-hour gentle hatha-yoga class integrates shape, safety, and refinement instruction – Restorative poses and Yogahour(r) hatha flow poses.    

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  • Bountiful Hot Weather Gardening May

    05/08/2020 10 a.m. to noon

    When it comes to desert gardening, so many people have been negatively persuaded by their own trials and gardening failures or by the words of discouragement from others;…

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  • Mexican Panaderia Classics (May) – 10am to 1pm

    05/12/2020 10am to 1pm

    Bring the sweet scent of the Mexican panadería home with three bakery classics: crumbly topped conchas, yeasted brioche buns; polvorones de almendra, better known as Mexican wedding cookies;…

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  • Bees, Wasps, and Ants May 2020

    05/15/2020 10 a.m. to noon

    Bees, wasps, and ants are full of contradictions. Many are critically important for pollination of garden and agricultural crops. At the same time, we fear their painful sting….

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Education at the Gardens

Please Register Early.  Select classes may be closed for registration, prior to class date, in order to accommodate staffing schedules and class roster preparation. Thank you.

Preregistration is required for all classes. Payment must be made in advance to reserve a spot. No refunds will be issued less than 7 business days prior to class. A $5 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to insufficient registration, garden closure, or inclement weather, in which case, participants will receive a full refund. People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.