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Pima Advanced Smartscape: Sustainable Landscapes – 2023

Jun 06, 2023 3:30 pm

Join Carianne Funicelli and Kaylee Colter for this 4-part Advanced Smartscape Course

CLASS 1: Wildlife and Pollinator Ecology Overview

Objectives: After completing the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize the value of native pollinators and identify common pollinators in Pima County
  2. Describe general habitat needs of wildlife and pollinators in Pima County
  3. Demonstrate how landscaping maintenance can either help or hinder wildlife and pollinators

CLASS 2: Plant Materials for Wildlife and Pollinator Conservation

Objectives: After completing the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss what makes a plant “native.”
  2. Identify some of the most valuable pollinator and wildlife plants for Pima County Landscapes.
  3. Describe how some non-native ornamentals can also support native pollinators and wildlife.

CLASS 3: How to Design your Site-Specific Wildlife and Pollinator Planting Palette

Objectives: After completing the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe how site constraints can affect species choice.
  2. Evaluate a species list for its potential to provide overlapping bloom periods.
  3. Consider additions to a plant palette to increase resources for pollinators and other wildlife.
  4. Be familiar with 20 excellent native pollinator plants for Tucson.

CLASS 4: Harvesting Rainwater to Support Your Wildlife & Pollinator Garden

Objectives: After completing the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between passive and active rainwater harvesting
  2. Access site data to create a rainwater harvesting plan
  3. Complete basic calculations for rainwater harvesting design
  4. Understand general design recommendations for rainwater harvesting features

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Details

Date:
June 6, 2023
Time:
3:30 pm
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Venue

Pima County Cooperative Extension
4210 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Phone
(520) 626-5161

Organizer

Karen Hanshaw
Phone
(520) 621-2807
Email
karenhanshaw@arizona.edu