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12/20/2006

EAC’s gardening and landscaping class moves from evenings to days

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Learn how to garden in a desert environment in EAC's Gardening and Landscaping class.
 

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Gardening and Landscaping class will be moving from an evening start time to Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until Noon so students can get more daylight hands-on training in the garden. The group will gather in South Campus Classroom #9 for lectures and will travel to various locations valley-wide to learn pruning techniques and view different landscape designs. The class will also make a field trip to the Eurofresh nurseries in Willcox to tour the world-famous tomato greenhouse.

Class instructor Randy Norton, who is also the resident director of the University of Arizona’s Safford Agriculture Center said, “This class is for anyone interested in gardening in the desert. We will cover soil, selection, care, disease, insects, turf, winter gardens, and landscape design.”

For those students who are interested, successful completion of this course will fulfill the training requirements for the University of Arizona-Graham County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program.

To sign up for Gardening and Landscaping, call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270 and ask to register for class section #1771. Students 55 and over receive an in-state tuition waiver, and many students will be able to add this class to their existing class schedule at no extra charge.

For more information about EAC’s Gardening and Landscaping class, contact Norton at 428-2432. ###