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Conservation Corner

Recycling treasures Pauline Lee Isn’t it easy to spend $5, $10, $20 or more to buy a book, a CD or DVD, or a jigsaw puzzle as a treat for yourself or someone special? All these objects are well made and can tolerate being used multiple times. Thus, it’s no wonder some conservation-minded residents in…

Sun Lakes Garden Club

Pauline Lee On February 20, Master Gardener Lee Ann Aronson will present “Gardening for Seniors” at the monthly meeting. Using special gardening techniques for seniors, Lee Ann will discuss how to use containers and raised beds to create an “Instant Garden.” These techniques mean little lifting, no weeding and no tilling; it’s easy on the…

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Pauline Lee On January 19, Ron Parker will present an entertaining and educational talk about Agaves at the monthly meeting of Sun Lakes Garden Club. Ron fell in love with agaves after he moved to Fountain Hills with awe-inspiring views of Four Peaks and the McDowell Mountains. During that first year, he dreamed big and…

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 South Phoenix Community Farm Pauline Lee Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a movement across the country to connect local farmers with their community. In our metro area, Spaces of Opportunity (Spaces) was created in 2015 by two non-profits, Desert Botanical Garden and Cultivate South Phoenix, to use urban farming in the southwest part of Phoenix…

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Pauline Lee The first two parts of Our Changing Environment have shown us that life is fragile and can survive only in conditions with limited variability. Five mass extinctions of life when over 90% of living species became extinct occurred between 66 to 500 million years ago due to natural catastrophic events. Afterwards, new species…

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Worm compost

Pauline Lee In our meeting on November 21, Gail Latour, Vermiculturist and Master Gardener, will show us a fun and easy way to compost. She will demonstrate the difference from “hot and cold” composting and how we can “amend” the soil to produce great vegetables and flowers. You will find out how worms can turn…

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Our Changing Environment Part 2: Pauline Lee In recent decades, natural disasters such as drought, floods, extreme storms on land and along seacoasts and wild fires have disrupted human lives, destroyed natural environment and harmed all living species. According to climate scientists, such catastrophes, occurring with evermore ferocity and greater frequency, are caused by increasing…

Garden Club news

Pauline Lee Beverly Tall will present a very informative program about orchids at the Sun Lakes Garden Club meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17. She is an American Orchid Society judge who travels all over the world to judge international orchid shows, as well as those in the U.S. Ms Tall will speak…

Conservation Corner

Mass extinction events on Earth – Part 1 Pauline Lee In the beginning of the 19th century, people didn’t even believe living species could become extinct. Thus, when Lewis and Clark explored the unknown American Northwest, Thomas Jefferson was surprised no live mastodon was found, even though their bones had been found in New York.…

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Pesticide – Part 2 Pauline Lee Man has made chemicals to eliminate insects, animals or weeds that are considered to be pests by us. Unfortunately, these pesticides also harm man, other beneficial beings and our environment. Some alternative methods to fighting the pests commonly found around our homes will be discussed. There are several natural…