Edible, sustainable landscape topic of free Scottsdale program

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Scottsdale residents can learn how to live off of the land during the Feb. 4 Green Building Lecture.

The free program will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

Resident Joan Baron will share the benefits and how-to’s of growing healthy food, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees in our desert environment, according to a press release.

Guests will learn about planting and harvesting seasons and how easy it is to raise chickens in the backyard. Discover the variety of community gardens available for you to participate in and how school gardens provide students with valuable skills.

Guests will be inspired by the diversity of ideas and locations that Ms. Baron incorporates to maintain a beautiful setting in which to live year-round. The importance of seed saving and developing healthy soils also will be addressed.

This lecture is one in a series that includes:

  • March 3– Got Fresh Air? Everything You Need to Know about Getting Enough Air into Your Homes
  • April 7– Beyond Reflectivity: The Future of Energy Efficient Roofing
  • May 5– Green Schools
  • June 2– Green Innovative Built Projects

Learn more at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “Green Building.”

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