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Landscape and Gardening
Whether you are new to gardening or want to increase your knowledge, the Garden provides classes that will give you the necessary skills to become a successful low-desert gardener. Landscape and gardening programs cover an array of topics including vegetable gardening, pruning, desert plants, container gardening, sustainable practices and landscape design. Many of the classes are supported with hands-on investigative learning and taught by professionals in the field.

Wild Edibles
Regular Price: $38.00
Member Price: $30.00
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Sunday | Jan. 26 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to identify and when to harvest mesquite, ironwood, and paloverde trees and how to harvest and juice prickly pear cactus fruits. Sample desert food and drinks will be provided. Written harvesting instructions and recipes included. Instructed by Kelly Athena. Limit 30
Session Winter 2019-2020: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 2:30PM - 4:30PM   (17 AVAIL)

CLASS CANCELLATIONS | Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors.
REFUND POLICY | To receive a refund, you must send a written request at least 14 days before the scheduled date of your class or program. Please send your written request to registrar@dbg.org. For more information call 480.481.8146.
AGE REQUIREMENTS | Children under 10 may not attend. Ages 10-14 may attend education programs with an adult and both must pay fees. Those 15 and older may attend without an adu