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Garden Calendar EVENTS, EXHIBITS, CL ASSES AND TRIPS

September - November | 2012

The Sweet & Spicy Issue Chiles & Chocolate Festival and More Fall Fun 2

Mole, Tamale and Chili Cooking Classes 21

Tour Arizona Wineries 27


exhibits

daily and weekly activities

Included with membership or admission

Mariposa Monarca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit at the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion September 29 – November 25 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Daily Free for members and children under 3 $3.50 for general public with paid Garden admission

Come surround yourself with hundreds of live monarchs at Mariposa Monarca. This engaging exhibit features interpretive displays about the life cycle and migration patterns of the monarch butterfly, and the environmental threats and conservation efforts it faces.

Generously sponsored by Arizona Office Technologies with support from The Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry and the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix.

Garden Tours Daily / October 1 – May 12

Explore the Garden with an expert who will help you understand the extraordinary plants of the Sonoran Desert. This docent-led tour guides you past towering saguaros and tiny mammilarias, bizarre boojums and elegant palo verdes. How does such abundant life survive and thrive in the harsh desert? Take a tour and find out. Bring water and a camera, and wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.

Garden Flashlight Tours Thursdays and Saturdays / 7 p.m. / August Saturday / September 1 (final tour)

Flashlight tours are a sensory adventure where you will see, hear and feel the desert night. The self-paced stroll along the main trail to 10 discovery stations is perfect for families and children of all ages. Included with membership or paid Garden admission. For additional information call 480 941.1225 or visit dbg.org.

Whispers of a New World: Sculpture by Carolina Escobar October 5, 2012 – May 27, 2013 Desert Discovery Loop Trail and Ottosen Gallery in Dorrance Hall Garden Hours / Included with paid Garden admission

Using vibrant colors and shapes inspired by nature, Escobar works with steel, copper screen and resined cloth to create organic sculptures. Ottosen Gallery works will include Escobar’s two-dimensional pieces resembling the flowing forms of her sculptures and the rich colors found in nature. 2

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Birds in the Garden Philip Haas: The Four Seasons

Mondays / August – September / 7 a.m. Mondays / October – November / 8 a.m.

Late October 2012 – April 28, 2013 Stardust Plaza between the Cactus and Succulent Galleries Garden Hours / Included with paid Garden admission

Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone is welcome, including first-time birders. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes, and bring binoculars if available.

The Four Seasons are four monumental, earthy and exuberant sculptures that will delight your eyes. The sculptures are inspired by Italian Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s painting series The Four Seasons. Arcimboldo’s imaginative portraits were whimsical, puzzle-like paintings composed of fruits, vegetables, flowers and related objects. For additional information visit dbg.org.

Ask a Gardener Saturdays and Sundays / October – November / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Want ideas for creating year-round color in your yard and conserving water in the desert? Drop by our Ask a Gardener station where knowledgeable volunteers can help with your gardening questions. Sponsored by Tierra Madre Landscape Services.

What’s inside

2 Exhibits 3 Daily and Weekly Activities 4 Garden Meetings 5 Special Events 10 Member Events 11 Melodie’s Program 12 Landscape and Gardening 17 Gardening Arts 18 Photography and Art 21 Foods and Well-Being 24 Explorations in Natural Sciences 24 Earth Sciences 26 Natural and Cultural History 27 Education through Travel and Adventure 31 Children and Family Education 33 Volunteer Opportunities 34 Registration Information 35 Become a Member 36 Garden Information

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daily and weekly activities

special events

Included with membership or admission

Audio Tours

Ticket Price

These lighthearted, fun and informative tours bring alive our collections of plants along the Desert Discovery Trail. Adult or family audio presentations are another great opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Garden.

1 Day Ticket Members: $25 / General Public: $30 2 Day Ticket Member: $40 / General Public: $50

To Purchase Tickets

Group Tours and Activities

• Order online at dbg.org • Call 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends) • Visit the Admissions Box Office (daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Available at a time and date of your choice

The Garden offers special discounts and customized tours for groups of 10 or more people. Join us for team building, education and entertainment offerings, including private guided tours, planting activities and southwestern cooking demonstrations. Ask about our Native Cultures and Plants tour package that includes a boxed lunch and visits to both the Desert Botanical Garden and the Heard Museum. Call 480 481.8104 or go to dbg.org/groupsales for pricing and more information.

Corks & Cactus

Friday / September 28 / 6 - 10 p.m. Saturday / September 29 / 1 - 5 p.m.

Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification. Event programming subject to change. No outside food, beverage or alcohol may be brought into the event. No refund, exchanges or rain dates. Corks & Cactus ticket price includes Garden/Event admission, wine tasting and entertainment. In-kind support provided by:

Sample, sip and savor your way through the splendor of the Desert Botanical Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and desert beauty blend into a delightful event. Sample from 40 different wines each day, enjoy talented musical entertainment and purchase delicious delicacies from Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events. Visit with representatives from a variety of wineries and purchase a bottle or case. All wine purchased at the event directly benefits the Garden. For event details, visit dbg.org.

Activities for Children Daily / Year-round

Keep children interested and engaged with activity sheets as you stroll through the Garden. Stop by the Admissions entrance booths and ask about our Desert Detectives Bingo activity sheets for kids ages three to eight or our Cacti Quest scavenger hunt activity for kids ages eight and older.

Music

FALL CONCERT SERIES 2012

The Desert Botanical Garden is proud to bring another notable lineup to the Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series. Rediscover beloved favorites from years past and welcome Valley legends to the Ullman Terrace stage for the first time, all while enjoying the stunning atmosphere of the Garden. Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events provides a chef-attended station with a weekly special for an additional charge. The Patio Café is also open during the performance with items for purchase from the café menu. A full cash bar and boutique wine bottle selection are also available for purchase.

The Cacti Quest is sponsored by Emerson Network Power.

garden meetings Arizona Native Plant Society Meeting Tuesdays / September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11 / 7 - 9 p.m. Check-in at Admissions / Everyone welcome

The Arizona Native Plant Society provides information, fosters appreciation of, and helps protect Arizona’s native plants. The Phoenix chapter emphasizes Sonoran Desert plants. Call Michael Plagens at 602 459.5224 for more information.

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Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting

Fridays / Ullman Terrace Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Members: $15* General Public: $21*

Sundays / August 26, September 30, October 14, November 25 / 2 - 4 p.m. Check-in at Admissions / Everyone welcome

Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification to be admitted. No Exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present.

The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society encourages the appreciation, study and growing of cacti and other succulents. Each meeting features a program about aspects of these fabulous plants. Visit centralarizonacactus.org for more information.

* This pricing not valid for special engagement.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: • • •

Order online at dbg.org Call 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends) Visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily)

Concert venue is open seating only. Limited tickets are available. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more adults by calling 480 481.8104. No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased. No outside food or beverage allowed.

FALL 2012 CONCERTS / 7 - 9 p.m. October 5 October 12

Big Pete Pearson / Blues Traveler / World Music

Dynamic Violin

October 19 October 26 November 2

Chuck Hall / Blues / Guitar The Hey Boyz / Bluegrass / Country Ritmo Latino / Latin Jazz / Salsa

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT November 9 R.Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman Native American/World Members: $20 / General Public: $26 November 16

Sahnas Brothers

Spanish / Classical Guitar Sponsored in part by:

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special events

Fall Plant Sale October 19 - 21 Garden Members Preview: Friday / October 19 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open to the General Public: Saturday / October 20 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. AND Sunday / October 21 / 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. No admission charge to enter the Fall Plant Sale

The Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale is a one-stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location. This sale will have our largest selection ever, with many new and unusual plants and seeds available. Garden volunteers and horticulturists are on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections and offer advice. There is also a used book sale with a wide variety of subjects with all proceeds benefiting the Garden’s library. (Book donations are accepted at Garden Admissions. Sorry, no magazines.) Specialty retailers offer pottery and other garden accessories.

Day of the Dead at the Garden The Garden is celebrating its 10th annual Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a variety of activities. Join us for this colorful tradition celebrated throughout the American Southwest, Latin America and Mexico that honors and celebrates departed loved ones in a festival setting. Exhibition of Ofrendas

The Great Pumpkin Festival Thursday and Friday / October 25 and 26 / 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday / October 27 and 28 / 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Activities and hayride are included with paid Garden admission.

Every autumn the Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the Valley’s favorite places to find that special pumpkin. Take an authentic hayride out to the Garden’s pumpkin patch, where each day children 12 and under can choose their own free pumpkin. Get lost in the Amazing Hay Bale Maze, visit with adorable farm animals in the petting zoo, enjoy lively country and western entertainment, carnival style games, pony rides and much more! Members are admitted free and must show member ID to be admitted. All children under 3 are free. Programming subject to change. Food concessions, Harvest Market items and pony rides are an additional charge. Special thanks to the Pearson Family and Pearson & Company. Additional support from The Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.

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October 26 – November 4 Webster Auditorium / Garden Hours Included with paid Garden admission

Ofrenda, or Offering, is part of the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. View Ofrenda installations by local and renowned artists. All installations are original pieces that have been created specifically for this exhibition.

Cuisine and Culture of Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Thursday / November 1 / 6 - 8 p.m. / Dorrance Hall Members: $50 / General Public: $62 Featuring celebrated Barrio Café owner Silvana Salcido Esparza and acclaimed multimedia artist and community arts advocate Zarco Guerrero.

Saturday and Sunday / November 3 and 4 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Included with paid Garden admission

This interactive experience fuses cultural tradition and shows the important role that food and drink play in the holiday. The evening features a history presentation on Día de los Muertos given by Zarco Guerrero followed by a meal prepared by Silvana Salcido Esparza and Barrio Café staff. Guests will receive a welcome margarita upon arrival. Cash bar available serving beer, wine and margaritas.

To Purchase Tickets • Order online at dbg.org •C  all 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends) •V  isit the Admissions Box Office (daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification to be admitted. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present.

Enjoy a weekend of entertainment that will bring the history of the holiday to life with song, dance and storytelling. Experience the Desert Botanical Garden’s interactive altar honoring Día de los Muertos. Delicious food, pastries and beautiful art will be available for purchase in the Garden’s Mercado.

La Procesión – Afternoon Procession Sunday / November 4 / 5 p.m. Included with paid Garden admission

Día de los Muertos festivities at the Garden will culminate with La Procesión or Procession. The ancient indigenous tradition of marching as a community to ancestral burial sites honors those who have gone before us. This year, La Procesión has been expanded to progress from Boppart Courtyard to Ullman Terrace where guests can take part in a unique and interactive memorial by placing candles at the triptych, toasting loved ones, and enjoying traditional music and dance.

Chiles and Chocolate

EXPANDED TO FOUR DAYS! Friday – Monday / November 9 - 12 / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Included with paid Garden admission

Delight your taste buds with luscious gourmet chocolates, zesty salsas and other unique southwestern treats while listening to live music. All items will be available for purchase from local Valley vendors. Make sure to stop by our roasting station and pick up some freshly fire-roasted green chiles. Programming subject to change.

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special events Desert Botanical Garden Celebrates Its Fourth Year as National Geographic Live Arizona Community Partner

NEW EVENT

Dogs’ Day in the Garden

Presenting National Sponsor

Sponsored by

Community Partner

Presented by

Come • Sit • Play Saturday / November 17 / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Included with paid Garden admission. Each dog $1, with proceeds benefiting Arizona Humane Society.

The Garden has gone to the dogs! Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden. Spend time in the doghouse with vendors sampling the best dog food and treats. Sit and listen to special presentations ranging from making treats to keeping dogs safe in the desert environment. Go for a walk on Garden trails and heel for family photo opportunities, pet-friendly landscaping tips, and craft activities for both children and dogs. Don’t miss this tail-wagging good time!

come • sit • play

Dogs’ Day in the Garden All dogs must be on a leash and remain on marked trails at all times. All dogs must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and registrations. Handlers are required to pick up after their dogs and properly dispose of their waste. Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any dog thought to be dangerous to other dogs or visitors. Sponsored in part by

Presented by

Hours 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Luminarias DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN

Dates Members: November 30, December 1, 2 General Public: December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Ticket Prices Members: Adults $20 Children $10 (3-12) Children under 3 admitted free Tickets on Sale to Members September 10. Members can SAVE $5 off adult tickets if purchased before October 31 General Public: Adults $25 Children $12.50 (3-12) Children under 3 admitted free Tickets on Sale to General Public September 23

The Valley’s best holiday event comes to life at the Garden with more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags and 10 musical groups performing nightly. Luminaria offers guests a choice of 21 nights in December, including dates between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Visit dbg.org for additional event information.

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To Purchase Tickets • Order online at dbg.org • Call 480 481.8188 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekends) • Visit the Admissions Box Office (daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

2012/2013 Speaker Series

Angela Fisher + Carol Beckwith African Ceremonies: Documenting a Vanishing World

Kenny Broad Extreme Cave Diving: Exploring the Bahamas’ Blue Holes

Birds of Paradise: Extreme, Bizarre, Extraordinary

Adventures in Polar Exploration

Wednesday / November 28 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday / February 6 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday / March 6 7:30 p.m.

Photographers and filmmakers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher are working against the clock to record the unique African ceremonies that are rapidly changing in the face of modernity. Join them for an eye-opening cultural journey, more than 25 years in the making. Beckwith and Fisher have traveled across 270,000 miles and to remote corners of 40 countries in exploration of many African cultures. In the process, these worldrenowned photographers have produced 15 widely acclaimed books and made four films about traditional Africa.

Join Nat Geo Explorer of the Year for 2011 Kenny Broad for a fascinating dive deep into the beautiful but treacherous “blue holes” of the Bahamas. He risks this extreme exploration to gain valuable insights into freshwater resources, archaeology and climate change. Largely unexplored, unimaginably beautiful, and considered among the most hazardous places to dive, the flooded caves or “blue holes” of the Bahamas are a treasure trove of scientific knowledge. Broad, an accomplished cave diver, leads scientific expeditions to these fascinating environments. A witty, entertaining speaker and committed scientist, Broad will share the adventure and science of exploring this incredible underwater world.

Photographer and tree canopy researcher Tim Laman and Cornell University ornithologist Ed Scholes take us deep into the New Guinea rain forest to observe the secret lives, bizarre displays and dazzling courtship antics of birds of paradise—a living laboratory of evolution. Working with Scholes, who has been conducting field research on birds of paradise for over 10 years, Laman captures images of nearly impossible subjects—from animals that glide through rain forest canopies to rare and endangered birds. His pioneering research in Borneo led to a Ph.D. from Harvard, and his photography has been featured in 18 National Geographic stories. Join Laman and Scholes as they recount their wild adventures in the New Guinea rain forest.

Polar adventurer, avid outdoorsman and former member of Norway’s Marinejeger (the equivalent to our Navy Seals) Børge Ousland is the first person ever to cross Antarctica solo and unsupported, and the first to cross the Northwest and Northeast Passages by sea in a single season. Journey with him to the Poles in this charismatic and compelling presentation of bigger-than-life images, video and stories. Ousland will report on his latest expeditions with photos and hair-raising video direct from the field.

Photo credit: Sofia Moro/Spanish Geographic Society

Sponsored in part by :

Photo credit: Max Wallace

Entertainment powered by

Børge Ousland

Wednesday / October 24 7:30 p.m.

For 25 or more tickets, call 480 481.8104. Ask about private group dining options. Group discount will apply.

US 60 and Higley Road

Tim Laman + Ed Scholes

Visit www.nglive.org and learn about other exciting events.

Photo credit: Tim Laman

Photo credit: Børge Ousland

Garden members who use the code “desert” when ordering tickets will have 10% of their purchase price donated to the Garden. Special Member Series Prices starting at $78. Ticketing information: 480.644.6500 MesaArtsCenter.com/natgeolive Mesa Arts Center – One East Main Street, Mesa, AZ

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member events

melodie’s program Melodie’s Program Serving Cancer Survivors and their Families

Patrons Circle and Garden Fund Member Events

Saguaro Circle, Curator’s Circle, Director’s Circle, President’s Circle and Founder’s Circle members give $1,250 $25,000 annually and are part of the Patrons Circle. The Garden’s Agave Century Club, Boojum Tree Club, Ocotillo Club and Golden Barrel Club members give $150 - $1,249 annually and are part of the Garden Fund.

Melodie’s Program honors Melodie Lewis, president of the Board of Directors of the Desert Botanical Garden from 2005 to 2007, and tireless advocate for the Garden she loved. Diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Lewis turned to The Wellness Community, where she took classes and learned how to cope with her disease. She took up yoga and even became a teacher of yoga at The Wellness Community.

Whispers of a New World: Exhibit Preview and Reception

Her death in 2011 was an enormous loss to both organizations. This new program honors the spirit of a strong, beautiful woman who did not let cancer slow her down.

Thursday / October 4 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. / Dorrance Hall

Whispers of a New World, an exciting contemporary art exhibit on display in Ottosen Gallery and throughout the Garden’s Desert Discovery Loop Trail, features the work of local artist Carolina Escobar. Using vibrant colors and shapes inspired by nature, the artist works with steel, copper screen and resined cloth to create organic sculptures. Ottosen Gallery works include Escobar’s two-dimensional pieces resembling the flowing forms of her sculptures and the rich colors found in nature. Patrons Circle members are invited to enjoy a private reception and guided tour with Ms. Escobar. For reservations and additional information, please contact Marcos Voss at 480 481.8179, mvoss@dbg.org. 10

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The Wellness Community-Arizona, in partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden, is proud to present a new program to foster essential healthy lifestyle and family support in the healing and nurturing environment of the Garden. Together we seek to expand the supportive community for cancer patients, their family and friends. The Garden provides an optimum space to discuss and practice elements of physical, mental and emotional health for cancer patients, children, caregivers and family members. Programs will take place throughout the year, starting with a Journey Toward Wholeness, described below, and will include nutritional cooking workshops and classes focused on children and families.

Fall Plant Sale Preview and Reception Thursday / October 18 / 4:30 - 7 p.m. East Parking Lot

Patrons Circle and Garden Fund Ocotillo Club ($500+) and Golden Barrel Club ($700+) members are invited to enjoy a casual picnic supper and drinks while shopping for fabulous plants at the Garden’s Fall Plant Sale. Horticulture staff will be on-site to answer your plant questions and offer landscaping advice. For reservations and additional information, please contact Lauren Svorinic at 480 481.8147, lsvorinic@dbg.org.

Garden Discovery Tour Friday / November 9 / 9 - 11 a.m. Webster Auditorium

Created with new Patrons Circle and Garden Fund members in mind, this tour is a behind-the-scenes look at our education, scientific research and horticulture programs. Guests will have the unique opportunity to see firsthand how the Garden’s programs enrich the community. For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Lauren Svorinic at 480 481.8147 or lsvorinic@dbg.org.

Melodie’s First Program Journey Toward Wholeness: Mind, Body, Spirit Connection Treat yourself to the pursuit of discovering your own authenticity in this dynamic fourhour program. This experiential program focuses on promoting wholeness with breakout sessions such as art, journaling, sand trays, tai chi, yoga and more. Learn new techniques to help explore paths to wholeness. Join us on a journey that will help remove roadblocks to rekindle your purpose and potential in life. Dress comfortably. Saturday / October 6 / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please RSVP to rsvp@twccaz.org or 602 712.1006. Desert Botanical Garden FALL CALENDAR

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landscape and gardening Drip Irrigation Design

YOUR DESERT HOME A Gardening Program

Your Desert Home-A Gardening Program is designed for the home hobbyist interested in plants and is geared toward those wanting to learn more about low-desert gardening and techniques. The classes offered will give you the necessary skills and training to make you a successful home gardener. These classes are open to all regardless of intent to complete the program. Additional information including Registration and Completion Forms can be found in the program listings at dbg.org/education-programs. Classes and Guidelines Your Desert Home program requires completion of five core classes and 10 elective classes. The five core classes will get you started in your garden and are identified with (Core) following the class title. They are introductory in nature and will help you build a solid foundation in whatever type of gardening endeavor you pursue. Select core and elective classes (all other classes) in the Landscaping and Gardening section of the calendar or visit dbg.org/ education-programs/classes-trips.

Desert Landscape School Professional Certification Program

Register now to secure a seat. Classes start the week of September 3, 2012. Spend one morning a week in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden, improving your landscape skills with both practical hands-on experience and classroom studies. Classes are taught by the Garden’s horticulture staff and expert professionals in the industry. Register online. Information and registration at dbg.org/landscapeschool or call Rebecca Senior at 480 481.8161.

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Saturday / September 15 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Vegetable Gardening for Cool Season Harvest Grow vegetables in the winter? You bet. For delicious variety in the desert garden, fall is the time to plant. A cornucopia of hundreds of varieties of fresh leafy greens, roots and seasonal herbs will be yours for the picking. Learn what vegetable varieties thrive in our unique climate and soil during the cool season, how to plant them, care for them, and harvest them from a seasoned pro. Special attention will be given to unusual varieties. Now is your chance to be the coolest gardener in your neighborhood. Instructed by Kristen Battafarano. Limit 25. Wednesdays / September 19 and 26 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Pond and Water Feature Basics

This program is self-directed, self-tracked, and participants will receive an exclusive Desert Botanical Garden item to inspire their gardening adventures upon completion of 15 classes: five core classes and 10 elective classes.

Water engages the senses as it bubbles off a water feature or creates natural habitats in the form of a pond. Learn how to add sound, motion and life to a special place in your garden. Design and build a pond or water feature using modern techniques and learn how to avoid common mistakes to stay within your construction budget. Instructed by Robert Lang. Limit 25.

For more information, email aelliott@dbg.org or call 480 481.8171.

Saturday / September 22 / 1 - 3 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Caring for your Desert Garden (Core) Low-desert gardeners are confronted with special challenges when it comes to tending to their landscape. In this introductory class, participants will gain the basic skills and information needed to assist them in making choices on how to properly care for a garden while minimizing the impact to the environment. Learn the importance of plant selection as this will affect how you maintain your garden for years to come. The class will also cover the best practices and techniques for planting, efficient watering, proper pruning methods, fertilizing and other general maintenance needed to create a successful low-water use garden. Instructed by Angelica Elliott. Limit 25. Tuesday and Thursday / September 11 and 13 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

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Homeowners will learn how to design a drip irrigation system that will be efficient and able to handle their landscape as it grows to maturity. Proper zones for plant materials, soils and microclimates will be covered, as well as concepts of hydraulics to ensure systems will function properly, not only at start-up but over time. The installation portion covers the point of connection out to the end caps. Learn to avoid many of the common mistakes associated with drip system design and installation. Learn about connecting poly tubing with a compression coupler, as well as three styles of emitter installation and when each should be used. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.

Pruning Trees and Shrubs In this introductory presentation learn the basics of pruning to keep your green investments healthy, functional and looking great. You will learn the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and when to use them, and how to avoid the two worst pruning mistakes. You will leave this program ready to prune your own trees and shrubs with confidence and effectiveness. Includes a pruning demonstration plus informative take home materials and resources. Instructed by John Eisenhower. Limit 25.

Vegetable Gardening in Containers

Sunday / September 16 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Monday and Wednesday / October 1 and 3 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Whether you are supplementing a garden bed, gardening on a balcony, or just beautifying a patio, containers are a great way to grow your own vegetables. This step-by-step workshop focuses on the challenges of growing produce in containers in Phoenix and the Southwest. Learn about potting soils, watering, mulch, the importance of location and how it all changes through the seasons. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 25. Sunday / September 23 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Integrated Pest Management Pests and diseases can cause many problems in any garden. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally sensitive approach that relies on a combination of methods to manage and monitor problems. In this two-day class, we will cover the fundamentals of IPM and show you how to effectively diagnose and manage problems while reducing risks to the environment. Instructed by Kelly Young. Limit 25.

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landscape and gardening Wildflowers for your Desert Garden

Citrus Tree Selection and Care Citrus trees are one of the best food sources you can grow at home. They are well adapted to many areas of the Sonoran Desert. With careful management, the supplemental water they require can provide significant environmental benefits, including energy saved by using local crops rather than those shipped from other regions. Learn how to select the best varieties and where to locate them in your garden. Find out how you can easily grow enough citrus to feed your family, and probably enough to share with your neighbors, for several months of each year. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest. Limit 25. Thursday / October 4 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Fall is the ideal time to plant in the arid Southwest, whether from seed or container. By planting annual wildflowers and herbaceous perennials during the cool season, you can give your plants a jumpstart for spring. The class will begin by discussing easy-to-grow wildflowers, soil preparation, how and when to water and other maintenance requirements. The class will also include demonstrations, followed by time in the Garden to discuss them. A take home descriptive list of desert wildflowers is included. Instructed by Angelica Elliott. Limit 25.

Irrigation System Maintenance Avoid costly professional repairs and irrigation nightmares. If you already have an irrigation system and want to learn how it works, how to take care of it or make simple repairs, this program is for you. Improperly maintained systems can be challenging for homeowners. Familiarize yourself with all three types of irrigation systems (drip, sprinklers and bubblers) and specific needs for each. Learn how to maintain systems for peak efficiency to ensure healthy plants. Learn to troubleshoot the most common irrigation system failures and to perform proper repair techniques from nozzle and emitter replacement to pipe repair. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.

Monday / November 5 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Saturday / October 13 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Landscape Design Basics II (Core)

Desert Adapted Plants (Core) Prepare yourself for the Fall Plant Sale by getting to know the many fascinating plants that come from deserts around the world. Desert-adapted plants have evolved in specialized ways to thrive in extreme conditions. This gives them an advantage over many high-maintenance plants too often used in gardens around the Valley. In these classes we will look at the vast number of plants that flourish in the Valley. In the final class we will walk the Garden’s trails to take a close look at these wonderful plants. Informative take-home materials and resources to make these intriguing and stunning plants a part of your garden are included. Instructed by Angelica Elliott. Limit 25. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday / October 9, 11, 13 Tuesday and Thursday / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday / 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Members: $75 / General Public: $94 14

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Landscape Design Basics I (Core) The Home Landscape Design series covers the basics of designing residential landscapes that are attractive, comfortable, functional, sustainable and appropriate for the Sonoran Desert. The instructor will walk participants through each phase of design and assign exercises relating to each phase, from programming through concept design. Class participants can use their own gardens for these exercises, whether they are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Session I will cover basic design processes and principles. Different design philosophies, such as xeriscape, permaculture, sustainable and regenerative, will be discussed. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest. Limit 25. Tuesdays / October 16 and 23 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Desert Soils for Landscapes Our desert soils are very different from soils of temperate regions of the United States. Understanding soil is vital because it is home to the important, yet largely unnoticed, plant roots. Since roots and stems are wholly dependent on each other, it follows that healthy roots are the foundation of healthy plants. Learn the complexities of our soil and the means of managing it to grow the healthiest plants possible. We will discuss the various soils types found in the Valley, the importance of a living soil, the soil food web, pH, essential elements of plant growth and identification of common deficiencies. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. Limit 25. Sunday / October 28 / 3 - 5 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

The Home Landscape Design series covers the basics of designing residential landscapes that are attractive, comfortable, functional and sustainable as well as appropriate for the Sonoran Desert. The instructor will walk participants through all stages of design and assign exercises relating to each phase, from programming through concept design. Class participants can use their own gardens for these exercises, whether they are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Session II discusses more detailed aspects of garden design, including both the hardscape and softscape parts of the landscape. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest. Limit 25. Tuesdays / November 6 and 13 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75 Desert Botanical Garden FALL CALENDAR

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landscape and gardening Gardening Arts Beginning Bonsai When you love trees and large plants but cannot fit any more in your landscape, try them as miniature bonsai creations. This hands-on workshop will provide you with a bougainvillea plant, bonsai pot and soil. Under the gentle guidance of your instructor and your imagination, you will learn how to turn a plant into a living piece of art. Three classes will cover the basics of bonsai, including plant and pot selection, shaping, wiring, watering and fertilizing. All materials included. Instructed by Phoenix Bonsai Society educators. Limit 15. Thursdays / September 6, 13, 20 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $85 / General Public: $106

Starting Vegetables from Seed Starting vegetables from seed is simple. We can show you how to plant and maintain seedlings in the garden or indoors for maximum success. We will highlight what vegetables will flourish from transplant throughout the year, which can be direct sown, and the best times to start seedlings for seasonal harvest. You will get tips on building your own simple protective hoop structure. Students will start their own transplants in class to take home. Limit 25. Wednesday / November 7 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Fortify Your Soil with Compost And you thought composting was a rotten business. In fact, it is the ultimate sustainable, original recycling program. By composting, you can produce a useful product from organic material that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. With a small investment of time, you can create an environment for microorganisms to decompose landscape waste and food scraps, transforming them into black gold for your garden. Hot or cold, quick or slow, contained or not, creating compost is something everyone can do. It is as easy as one-two-three. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 25.

Water Harvesting Conserving water, our most precious resource, is of increasing importance in the arid desert. Rainfall alone can sustain a healthy, drought tolerant landscape and supplement thirstier plants while reducing the use of potable water. We will discuss directing rainwater from impervious surfaces to planted areas, storing water for future use in cisterns, and gray water systems. Find out just how simple it is to conserve water and money with water harvesting around your home and community. You will never look at a roof or driveway in the same way. Instructed by Brandi Eide. Limit 25. Wednesday / November 14 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Best Plants: Vines and Groundcovers

A properly designed and installed irrigation system is essential to maximize efficiency and use the least amount of water possible to keep plants healthy. Most of us use whatever the builder or previous owner installed, and that often means a system that performs poorly and uses too much water. Learn how to identify and correct the performance-robbing problems in your irrigation system. The good news is that ripping out the old system and starting over is rarely needed. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.

Learn about the best plants to grow in your home landscape. It may seem challenging to find plants that can tolerate the Sonoran Desert, but there are many, both native and introduced, which thrive in our area. This class will be conducted as a walk through the Garden, identifying recommended plants with information on how to use them in your own landscape. This class is one of a five-part series, which will occur throughout the year covering: trees / shrubs / ground covers and vines / cacti and succulents / grasses and herbaceous plants. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest. Limit 24.

Saturday / November 10 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Saturday / November 17 / 8 - 11 a.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Thursday / November 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

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Succulent Living Wreaths Create a succulent wreath of your own design. Learn how to plant and maintain a living wreath that will be the star of your holiday decorating. The 12-inch wreath you make can be hung as a traditional wreath or used flat as a centerpiece, and after the holidays, enjoyed indoors or outdoors. All materials included. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 20. Sunday / September 30 / 2 - 4 p.m. OR Tuesday / October 2 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $85 / General Public: $106

Thanksgiving and Holiday Floral Arrangements Learn simple ways to create a festive table arrangement with a touch of tradition and desert whimsy. Use of holiday-appropriate foliage, fresh flowers and desert elements will help students create an original floral centerpiece to take home and add a special touch to your table. Price includes plants and basic materials. See online listing for additional materials. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15. Thanksgiving Floral Arrangements Monday / November 19 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75 Holiday Floral Arrangements Wednesday / December 5 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

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photography and art Photography

Digital Desert Photography: Next Steps Learn the keys to photographic excellence. An emphasis will be placed on intermediate photo skills and advanced set-up of your digital SLR camera. You will learn to take your camera off the auto scene modes and take charge of capturing images using the creative settings of the mode dial. Topics will include creative use of exposure controls, auto focus options, metering and exposure, use of histograms and highlights, understanding the relationship between ISO, shutter speed and aperture settings, and image resolution and white balance. Hands-on assistance will be provided for you to set up your camera for varying lighting conditions and scenes using appropriate metering and focus options. Some shooting in the Garden is included, and students should bring photos for class critique. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is most appropriate for DSLR camera owners. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 10.

Master Your Point and Shoot Camera Learn how to obtain the best results from your digital point and shoot camera. This hands-on class focuses on learning how to set up your camera and use its many features. Time is allotted for guided help on the Garden trails. This is an excellent, entry level class for students new to point and shoot digital cameras. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 10. Saturday / September 22 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $40 / General Public: $50

Digital Desert Photography: Getting Started This is a basic hands-on class for beginning digital camera users interested in learning which button to push, which setting to use, when to use it and how to create dramatically better looking photos every time. Class instruction emphasizes learning the functions and features of your digital camera for various shooting conditions and subjects. Also covered are basic composition, tips for taking better everyday pictures and the use of auto scene modes of your camera. Some shooting in the Garden is included, and students should bring photos for class critique. While all digital camera owners are welcome, this class is most appropriate for DSLR camera owners. Instructed by Robert McBride. Limit 10.

Moonscape Photography The beauty of moon-lit nights combined with the splendor of the Garden make for a fantastic evening of photos and fun. Class times are optimized for best shooting of moonilluminated landscapes in cloudy or clear conditions. This class is for amateur photographers who want to develop their nighttime photography skills through hands-on guidance and personal instruction on the Garden trails. This class is focused on creativity and experimentation to learn elements of lighting, exposure, camera settings and nighttime considerations such as painting with light. For digital or film SLR cameras with a tripod only. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 10. Monday / October 1 / 6 - 9 p.m. OR Monday / October 29 / 6 - 9 p.m. OR Wednesday / November 28 / 6 - 9 p.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56

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Sunday and Wednesday / October 7 and 10 Sunday / 1 - 5 p.m. / Wednesday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. OR Saturday and Wednesday / November 3 and 7 Saturday / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Members: $70 / General Public: $88

Photographing in HDR A general problem in photography is the rendering of scenes which have very bright highlights and deep shadows. Learn how to use three photographs of the same scene taken under different exposures to process the High Dynamic Range (HDR) image to reveal its details in highlights and shadows. Class includes two hours of shooting in the field and one hour of in-class software demonstration. For DSLR cameras with tripod and AutoExposure Bracketing (AEB). You may have to change the exposures manually if your camera does not bracket. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 10.

Sunday and Wednesday / October 21 and 24 Sunday / 1 - 5 p.m. / Wednesday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. OR Saturday and Monday / November 17 and 19 Saturday / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday / 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Members: $70 / General Public: $88

Smartphone Photography The best camera you have is the one on you when something spectacular happens right before your eyes. That means nearly every person with a smartphone has a great camera as well. Learn how to stabilize, hold and shoot with your smartphone along with recommendations for great apps. Time is allotted for guided help on the Garden trails. Saturday session for iPhones and Sunday for Android phones. Limit 10. Saturday / November 3 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (iPhones only) OR Sunday / November 4 / 2 - 5 p.m. (Android phones only) Members: $40 / General Public: $50

Mastering the “Tools” of Photography The Mastering Series of classes is recommended for SLR digital camera owners with a tripod. There is an old expression for taking pictures that still rings true today: F8 and be there. With the newest digital cameras being there and ready has become even easier. To capture something unique, as you see it, you must have a working knowledge of light, composition and timing. Those tools will ensure success in every situation. The classes listed below are instructed by photojournalist and landscape photographer Christine Keith. Light and Exposure A good exposure starts with understanding light and how to use existing light to your advantage. In this course we will study light sources, and the color of light, beginning with sunlight and shade. We will take a walk in the Garden to determine high contrast and low contrast scenes. We will discuss ISOs, exposure compensation, how to use your camera’s histogram and gray cards. Limit 10. Saturday / September 22 / 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Composition and Seeing American photographer Edward Weston said that composition is the strongest way of seeing. Building on our understanding of light, we will look at how to use natural light to shape our compositions. We will also examine traditional rules of composition and the work of selected landscape photographers. In this class we will talk about depth of field, where to hang the frame in capture, and cropping in Photoshop. Limit 10. Saturday / November 3 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Flash and Capturing Action Timing demands an ability to anticipate, see and capture peak action. Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of photojournalism, called this element in taking pictures, the decisive moment. It is an essential ingredient in both landscape and people photography. We will talk about basic flash techniques, shutter speeds and f-stops. We will look at the Garden in terms of weather, time of day and season, and study successful photographs of nature. An off camera flash is recommended. Limit 10. Sunday / November 18 / 1 - 5 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Saturday / October 13 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

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photography and art Art Shibori Dyed Silk Scarf Learn ancient resist techniques of Shibori on silk and make a beautiful 60-inch scarf perfect for a gift or yourself. Work with the Japanese methods of Arashi, Kumo and Itajime Shibori for wrapping, binding, folding, twisting and compressing silk to resist dye, creating beautiful textures. All materials included. Instructed by Christine Sutherland. Limit 15. Saturday / October 6 / 9 - 11:30 a.m. Members: $80 / General Public: $100

foods and well-being Nature Sketching Nature journaling has been an effective and artistic way to record observations on everything from world expeditions to backyard gardens. Learn sketching techniques using graphite, watercolor pencils and ink markers, as well as quick and easy ways to capture trees, clouds, grasses and water. Sketchbook and field kit provided. See online listing for additional required materials. The Saturday field trip will focus on natural habitats of Tempe Town Lake with the optimal location to be determined. Transportation is not included. Instructed by Elaine Hultgren. Limit 15. Tuesdays and Saturday Tuesdays / October 23 and 30 / 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday / November 3 / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Members: $90 / General Public: $112

The Spice is Right Herbs and spices add more than rich tastes and inviting aromas to recipes. They also add valuable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your daily diet. If you have grown tired of the same old spices, if you want to learn more about what foods to pair them with, and you want to expand your recipe repertoire, this is the class for you. Albert will demystify the process of choosing, storing, and using herbs and spices. She will walk you through the preparation of half a dozen family-friendly recipes and send you home with a printed packet to guide you in the kitchen. Instructed by Rachel Albert. Limit 15.

Roadrunners and Wrens in Watercolors Symbols of the American Southwest, the cactus wren (Arizona’s state bird) and the roadrunner (New Mexico’s state bird) live in our environs. These two iconic birds are featured in the stories and legends of southwestern culture. Learn how to depict these favorites in watercolor with special emphasis on feathers and anatomy. Techniques for different styles of watercolor will be taught. This is a good opportunity to learn to mix neutrals and browns from primary colors. All levels welcome. Materials list available with online listing. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.

Learn an easy technique using leaves to make botanical jewelry tiles. These small tiles can be used to create many different designs from earrings to bracelets. Students will learn how to apply real leaves to emboss silver clay and take the finishing steps to create original jewelry. All materials and finishing supplies included. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.

Tamales de elote are a summertime delicacy made from immature green corn, green chilies and fresh cheese. Come celebrate the first of the harvest with Amy Valdes Schwemm of Mano Y Metate. Learn about corn varieties, how to cut kernels from the cobs, grind the corn into masa, roast the green chilies, finish a batch of homemade cheese, and fold the tamales in corn husks. Lacto-vegetarian. Limit 15.

Sundays / October 21 and 28 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $100 / General Public: $125

Saturday / September 22 / 9 - 11 a.m. Members: $55 / General Public: $68

Sunday / September 30 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Landscapes on Silk

More Silver Clay Desert Leaf Jewelry

Emphasis will be learning all the basic silk painting techniques such as the French serti technique. This workshop is packed with demonstrations and hands-on experience. Bring your own drawings or use provided designs and learn how to easily apply a sketch to silk for a finished painting. All materials included. Instructed by Christine Sutherland. Limit 15. Monday and Wednesday / October 22 and 24 / 6 - 9 p.m. Members: $80 / General Public: $100

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My Dinner with Fungi Some fungi taste great, while others can kill you. The largest living organism on earth is a fungus. It lives in eastern Oregon, where it covers an area the size of 1,700 football fields! And its mushrooms, known as honey mushrooms, are edible. The dry heat of the Valley of the Sun does not allow the luxury of growing mushrooms, but at higher elevations, the spring snow melt and the summer monsoons produce lots of edible mushrooms—if you know where to look for them. Otherwise, you can find both dried and fresh varieties in local supermarkets. If you love mushrooms, then you will love learning more about how to cook with them, how to prepare and appreciate the many varieties, and perhaps encounter a wild variety first-hand. Instructed by Ken Furtado. Limit 15.

Thursdays / October 25, November 1, 8, 15 / 6 - 9 p.m. Members: $130 / General Public: $162

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Tuesday / September 25 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Green Corn Tamales from Field to Table

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foods and well-being Healthy Edible Gifts Find out how you can savor the season and give your family and friends healthy gifts without spending a fortune. Learn how to make memorable, mouthwatering gifts from readily available whole food ingredients. Chef Rachel Albert will demonstrate delicious recipes and tips for making, wrapping, decorating, packing, freezing and shipping your homemade treasures. Wheat-free, glutenfree, dairy-free, mostly vegetarian recipes. Some recipes will contain meat and fish. Instructed by Rachel Albert. Limit 15. Sunday / October 14 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Vegan Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is not all about the bird. Vegan chef Madelyn Pryor will teach you how to make delicious dishes that will provide a healthy, flavorful, colorful Thanksgiving feast. There will be main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Come learn how to celebrate the holidays with compassion, health and great food. Limit 15.

Barbara Fenzl’s New Chocolate Recipes Chocolate is not just for dessert. In fact, the Aztec emperors used chocolate in a medicinal drink, and today chefs use it to add fragrance to beef, depth to chilies, and a sensuous sensation to everything from bread to sauces. Join Barbara Fenzl, owner of Les Gourmettes Cooking School, television personality and author of three cookbooks, as she shows you the versatility and pleasures of chocolate. This new menu will include grilled shrimp with a Catalonia/cocoa nib sauce, chili with chicken, tepary beans–and chocolate, dried cranberry, orange, and chocolate muffins with orange butter and cherry chipotle brownies. Limit 15. Sunday / November 4 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $65 / General Public: $82

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The Herbalist: Rosemary Come learn about the many medicinal uses of rosemary. You will learn basic herbal preparations and how to make two rosemary-infused body care products, which you will take home. Find out how easy it is to use nature to take care of your family. Instructed by Linda Curry. Limit 20.

Learn to make Mexican sauces from scratch with Amy Valdes Schwemm of Mano Y Metate. You will toast chilies, whole spices and other fresh ingredients over a comal or griddle, grind them on a metate or molcajete, and simmer them into flavorful mole poblano. Mole does not always have chocolate, but it does have many other secrets. We will taste the diversity of moles from Mano Y Metate, including mole dulce, pipian rojo, mole verde and adobo. Traditional and vegetarian options, such as heirloom bean and posole cakes, are available and will be enjoyed by all. Limit 15.

Cooking with Dried Chilies Chile? Chilly? Chili? When Christopher Columbus first encountered these fiery fruits, he called them peppers because of their spicy heat. The name stuck. Chili peppers have been a staple of the human diet in the Americas for almost 10,000 years. There are five domesticated species and more than 20 other wild species, with hundreds of varieties and cultivars. It is said they can ward off evil or tame inflammation, and they are used in every important cuisine on the planet. The pods of some of them are the hottest things on the planet, too. Join us to learn about the more popular culinary varieties and how to cook with them. Instructed by Ken Furtado. Limit 15. Thursday / November 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

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Sunday / November 11 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

The Art of Hand Ground Mole

Preparing Pomegranates

Saturday / November 3 / 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

In this class, Chef Rachel Albert will explain about how pasture raising principles and practices are believed to produce happier, healthier cows, more nutritious meat, healthier people, stronger rural communities, cleaner air and water, and healthier grasslands. You will find out how and where to get 100% grass-fed beef, how to store it, how to cook it (it cooks differently from corn-fed beef), and how you can support the green-ranching revolution. You will sample gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free recipes that are also free of refined sugar, and take home printed recipes and resource lists. Instructed by Rachel Albert. Limit 15.

Sunday / November 18 / 2 - 4 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Tuesday / October 23 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Pomegranate trees have long been planted in the Valley. Now that the healthful nature of the fruit is being touted, people are taking a second look. Learn why pomegranates were grown here, how to care for them and what you can do with the fruit. You will also learn about their origins, role in the Bible and mythology, and how to harvest the fruit, extract the seeds (arils) and make pomegranate molasses and sorbet. Instructed by Ken Furtado. Limit 15.

Healthy Cooking with Grass-Fed Beef

Saturday / December 1 / 9 - 11 a.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

La Tamalada! Tamales from Scratch At this tamalada (tamale making party) you will assemble, cook and enjoy red chili tamales, learning traditions from Amy Valdes Schwemm of Mano Y Metate. Valdes Schwemm started helping her family make tamales as a toddler. In class, she will show you how to treat corn with lime (not the citrus kind), rinse, grind by hand and whip the masa. You will make chili sauce from whole dried chilies to season the meat filling. Please note, no vegetarian option will be offered. Limit 15. Saturday / December 15 / 9 - 11 a.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

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explorations in natural sciences Birding - Vireos and Kinglets Explore the surprisingly varied lives of the adaptable vireos and the impressive variety of their specialized habitats. These little birds with very big personalities can seem confusingly similar to each other, and to the kinglets, too. We will learn the keys to identification of the vireos and kinglets, and how to use behavioral and habitat clues to aid in identification. Instructed by Tom Gaskill. Limit 24. Wednesday / September 19 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

earth sciences

Birding

Sonoran Desert Geology Lab We will explore the diverse geology of the Sonoran Desert from the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, to copper bearing volcanic rocks of the mine country, to metamorphic rock peaks you may be climbing. Through hands-on investigation, learn the basic geologic skills needed to identify and interpret various desert rocks and minerals and better understand their unique natural properties. Instructed by Danny Foley. Limit 24.

Behind Birding Birds are amazing creatures, not only because they look and sound beautiful, but because they behave in such varied and fascinating ways. In this new series instructed by ornithologist Scott Davies, we will study the biology behind many of these behaviors, giving you a new appreciation for the birds you see in the Garden, at home and in your travels.

Tuesday / October 2 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Migration

Astronomy in the Garden

Many birds are seen in the Garden as they migrate through Arizona. Learn what drives birds to attempt migration every year, flying thousands of miles, braving storms and food shortages, stopping only for a quick bite and a short nap. Limit 24.

Spend a celestial Friday evening in the Garden as we explore the night sky from one of the best locations in the city for stargazing. With the Music in the Garden concert in the background, we will walk to an ideal location for exploring and learning about the night sky, with and without telescopes. Enjoy wine, cheese and desserts. Instructed by members of the Phoenix Astronomical Society. Guests must be 21 or older. Limit 24. Friday / October 19 / 7 - 9 p.m. Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Sonoran Desert Minerology Lab

Wednesday / October 17 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Mating, Nests and Eggs Gems of Arizona Arizona is the country’s leading gem mining state and produces fine peridot, amethyst, turquoise and garnets. This class focuses on how these and gems from other states are formed and valued. The fascinating science of gemology, which incorporates mineralogy, history, psychology, economics, mythology and glamour, will be discussed as well. If you ever plan on visiting a gem show, this course will also give you some buying tips. Instructed by Richard Allen. Limit 24.

Tuesday / October 23 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Tuesday / November 6 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

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We live in one of the most interesting places in the United States for hawks, eagles and falcons, and fall migration is one of the best times to see them. Learn about Arizona’s amazing diversity of these impressive birds of prey. Discover how to identify them by shape, habitat and feeding methods. While learning about their sometimes surprising feeding habits, we will also explore where to find them in our area. Instructed by Tom Gaskill. Limit 24.

Thursday / October 11 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

From the mineral riches of Arizona’s natural resources to the diverse minerals coveted by collectors, explore the geology of the Sonoran Desert through the building blocks of rocks and minerals. Why are some minerals shiny and some dull? Why are some common and some considered precious stones? Through lecture and hands-on investigation, learn about mineral formation and the basic geologic skills needed to identify various minerals and understand their unique natural properties. Instructed by Danny Foley. Limit 24.

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Birds of Prey: Hawks and Falcons

In order to breed, birds must be excellent weather forecasters, immaculate architects and snappy dressers—all while going through puberty every year. This class will explore the biology behind bird behavior—how they know the right time to breed, how to build intricate nests, perform elaborate mating rituals and invest resources in colorful plumage. Limit 24. Thursday / November 15 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Birding classes sponsored by

Birding: Jays, Crows, Ravens and Nutcrackers The Corvids (jays, crows, ravens, nutcrackers and magpies) are widely believed to be the most intelligent birds. Learn what makes their intellectual abilities so distinctive and how very much like us they are. We will delve into the sometimes challenging areas of field identification of North American Corvids. We will also learn about the ecology and distribution of Corvids in Arizona. Instructed by Tom Gaskill. Limit 24. Wednesday / November 14 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $25 / General Public: $32

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explorations in natural sciences

education through travel and adventure

DBGenus The Garden is committed to giving students an in-depth

look at their favorite groups of desert plants. Each plant grouping, or genus, will be examined in terms of taxonomy (classification), morphology (structure), ethnobotany and horticulture. This unique approach to the plants in the Garden’s collection will provide new perspectives whether you are walking our trails, gardening in your backyard or just enjoying nature.

A Taste of Arizona – Wineries of Willcox Come with us as we head toward the Chiricahua Mountains to explore viniculture in the eastern part of the state. The third version of our popular Taste of Arizona tours will feature the wineries of Willcox. Along the way you will be educated and entertained by the Sassy Sommelier, author of Sip, Swirl, Savor. You are sure to enjoy her tasting tips and charming personality!

Echinocereus Delve into Echinocereus, better known as the hedgehog cacti. Hedgehogs may be on the small side, but they are a favorite for the large and beautifully colored flowers they produce. This classroom and trailside experience will be taught by Scott McMahon, the Garden’s cactaceae collections manager. Limit 24.

We will be visiting Coronado Vineyards for a tasting and luncheon in their full-service restaurant. You will have a chance to browse the nearby vineyard or relax on the patio overlooking the vines. This beautiful winery also features a gift shop with unique wine-related items as well as wine from the vineyard.

Tuesday / September 25 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

natural and cultural history

Next we travel to downtown Willcox to sample the fine wines of Keeling Schaefer. You will love their new tasting room located in the beautifully renovated historic 1917 Bank & Trust building. You will taste wines from fruit grown on their own estate vineyards, located on Rock Creek, just south of the Chiricahua Mountains.

Brewing and Botany

Learn how subtle variations on four simple ingredients—two from plants, one from the earth and one from the air—combined to become the third most popular drink in the world, after water and tea. Award winning home brewer Danny Foley will explore how beer is made and how botany has influenced the fermentation process throughout history. This program will also cover brewing in Arizona from ancient civilizations to microbreweries. Gain a better understanding on how the different varieties of beer are made and experience the difference with included beer tastings. Beers tasted will be available for sale at the end of class. Guests must be 21 or older. Limit 60. Thursday / September 27 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Members: $40 / General Public: $50

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Trip includes: • Round-trip transportation in a luxury motor coach • Professional tour guide • Lunch • Wine tastings at three wineries • Bottled water and snacks on board the coach Not included: • Personal expenses • Gratuities for driver and guide Friday / September 21 / 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Roundtrip from the Garden) Members: $158 / General Public: $198

Our third wine tasting will be with Carlson Creek Vineyards, also family-owned and operated.

Double Check Ranch Tour Dragonflies: Unlocking the Mysteries Learn about the brutal and brief lives of dragonflies, megafauna members of the insect world. Their exceptional flight and jewel-like colors have captivated humans throughout time. Professor Pierre Deviche, of ASU’s School of Life Sciences, will share his enthusiasm and knowledge of the order Odonata. He will touch on topics including anatomy, life cycle, behavior, diversity of Arizona species, and how, where and when to look for them. After the classroom portion, join Laurie Nessel for a tour of the Garden’s pond to look for and identify early season dragonflies and decipher their tactics and behavior. Close focus binoculars are highly recommended. Limit 20. Saturday / October 6 / 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Members: $30 / General Public: $38

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Their vineyard concentrates on Rhone varietals that are complemented by temperature and soils resembling those in southern France. An afternoon of sampling handcrafted wine concludes with a little time for exploring Willcox on your own. Limit 40.

Come tour the Double Check Ranch. This modern working ranch in Winkelman, Arizona raises all-natural grass-fed beef in a way reminiscent of a bygone era. See how nature can be appreciated and utilized to define a rich, sustainable and productive landscape. Join owner operator Paul Schwennesen for a walking tour of the pastures and livestock operations to witness both cutting edge and traditional management practices in action (intensive rotational grazing, largescale composting, biodiesel generation and savanna management). Afterwards, we will take an exclusive tour of the renowned FremontGooding gallery forest along the privately owned banks of the San Pedro River, one of North America’s top biological hotspots. A meal of all-natural grass-fed beef and local fare will be served al fresco while we enjoy delightful October weather. Transportation from the Garden departs at 6:30 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Limit 20. Friday / October 26 / 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Member: $65 ($80 with Garden transportation) General Public: $82 ($97 with Garden transportation) Desert Botanical Garden FALL CALENDAR

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education through travel and adventure Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony Escape to the Far East for this unique opportunity to visit the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden for a specially arranged private garden tour and tea ceremony. The Japanese Friendship Garden, Ro Ho En, is an authentic 3-1/2 acre Japanese Stroll Garden with tea garden and tea house located in central Phoenix. This tranquil and beautiful setting features more than 1,500 tons of hand selected stone, footbridges, more than 50 varieties of plants, flowing streams and waterfall, and a pond with over 300 koi fish. The garden was designed by landscape architects from Himeji, Japan. The tea ceremony, conducted by a Tea Master from the Urasenke Foundation, is based on an elegant ritual dating back to 11th century Japan. Price includes roundtrip transportation, garden walking tour and private tea ceremony. For those selfdriving to the program, please arrive at the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden by 9:50 a.m. Limit 12. Friday / November 2 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR Friday / December 7 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Papago and Rio Salado Bike Tour Explore some of the special places near the Desert Botanical Garden on this leisurely morning bike ride thru Papago Park and around Tempe Town Lake. Learn about the fascinating natural and cultural history of this area while getting some exercise. The tour will stop at points of interest and significant viewpoints where interpretive information will be provided. The route will cover approximately seven miles and will be led by professional bicycle guides. All participants will be fitted with specially selected, multi-geared bikes which are ideally suited to provide a great ride in an urban environment. Helmets, water, snacks and full tour guidance are provided. The tour will begin and end at the Garden. Please note there is no discount for guests providing their own bike equipment. Limit 20. Sunday / November 4 / 8 - 11 a.m. Members: $100 / General Public: $125

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Bagdad AZ Mine Tour Join geology instructor Danny Foley on a tour of Arizona’s Bagdad Copper Mine. Peer over the edge of an open pit mine. Sort through tailings for traces of copper minerals, including chrysocolla, malachite and azurite. Walk through the mill to see how the rocks are crushed and processed to remove copper. Stand next to trucks bigger than some houses that can haul over 250 tons of material. We will visit the incorporated town of Bagdad and hear some of the history behind one of Arizona’s oldest, and yet technologically superior, copper mines. And of course, there will be roadside geology discussions as we drive there and back. Bagdad is a major open pit copper/molybdenum mine operated by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. The Bagdad site was one of the first mining claims in Arizona, staked in 1882, and has been actively mined since. Includes transportation from the Garden. Lunch at The Diner on Main not included. Limit 10.

Life in Death Valley Hottest, driest, lowest…yet still home to plants and animals unique to the harshest of deserts. Join fellow Garden members as we explore Death Valley National Park, three million acres of wilderness, streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers and water-fluted canyons. Lead by Art Chesmore, a certified professional tour guide, we will learn about the plants and animals, as well as the human, cultural and natural history of the Valley. Some of the highlights will include Badwater Basin, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point and Ubehebe Crater. We will visit gold mining sites and ghost towns that were active for 150 years and the lowest point in the country at 282 feet below sea level. Our tour also includes a guided visit to Scotty’s Castle, an elaborate Spanish-style mansion built in the 1920s. Departing on Thursday, we travel to Las Vegas to be positioned for an early start on Friday for a full day of touring Death Valley. We overnight the next two nights in Furnace Creek, centrally located within the Park…and offering one of the darkest night skies in the nation. We return to Phoenix on Sunday with a new appreciation of the stark beauty of the landscape and the people drawn to this unforgiving land. Included: • Round-trip transportation in a luxury motor coach with professional driver • Three nights’ lodging with breakfast • Admission to the National Park and Scotty’s Castle • Professional tour guide from Las Vegas through the Park • Chilled water and snacks on board the coach • Hotel taxes and resort fees

Wallace Garden Tour Do not miss an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a private collection of desert plants from around the world without leaving town. Join us at Wallace Gardens in north Scottsdale for a gentle walking tour led by Lee Brownson. This tour on private trails not open to the general public features interpretation of the plants, their ecological importance, and the relationships they share with their environment. Highlights include a covered 6,000 square foot cactus pavilion uniquely designed for climate control, a boojum tree forest, and world-renowned collection of Ephedra, in addition to beautifully manicured garden spaces. Price includes a contribution to Wallace Gardens. Transportation not included. Directions will be provided with class confirmation. Limit 20. Friday / November 9 / 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members: $40 / General Public: $50

Urban Farm Tour

This tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate. Additional information and registration is available online at dbg.org/adultclasses (this address opens to events or by calling Affinity Group Tours at 480-544-0144.

The concept of urban farming is becoming more popular throughout the U.S. as people strive to create more productive and sustainable urban landscapes. Do not miss this opportunity to visit several local farms to see how urban agriculture works in the Sonoran Desert. This will be an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of several of the more significant city farms in the Valley of the Sun. At each location you will hear firsthand comments from representatives of each farm about design, installation and maintenance. Price includes roundtrip transportation, picnic lunch and snacks. Limit 12.

Thursday – Sunday / November 8 – 11 $670 per person, double occupancy $940 single occupancy

Saturday / November 10 / 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Members: $50 (includes Garden transportation) General Public: $62 (includes Garden transportation)

Not included: • Lunch, dinner and gratuities

Saturday / November 17 / 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Lower Salt / Verde River Sunrise Float Trip Join us for this truly unique experience of floating down a free-flowing river in the Sonoran Desert. The Lower Salt / Verde Rivers contain one of the rarest ecosystems in North America, a riparian habitat in a desert environment. This early morning excursion unfolds against the beauty of a desert sunrise. This relaxing trip will provide the opportunity to view wildlife attracted to this oasis with a backdrop of rugged desert landscape. Learn about the cultural and natural history of this rare riparian ecosystem. Price includes continental breakfast, professional guides, river raft and safety gear. The Salt or Verde River will be chosen based on optimum water flow at the time of the trip. Participants will be notified of the meeting point several days prior to the trip. Limit 16. Friday / November 30 / 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. Members: $100 / General Public: $120

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children and family education

Willcox Birding Weekend Join us for this specially arranged exploration of southeastern Arizona. Each winter thousands of sandhill cranes gather in the Sulphur Springs Valley to feed on corn stubble and other waste grains. These stately birds are a sight to behold, particularly when seen in flocks of several thousand. Their wild guttural bugle is a sound you will never forget. The area is also good for spotting wintering raptors, waterfowl and various land birds. In addition to birding, we will go to a local wine tasting in the Willcox area and attend a private tour of the Amerind Foundation Museum in Dragoon, dedicated to the interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. The weekend program will be led by author and naturalist Lynn Hassler and landscape architect and naturalist Jack Gilcrest. Tentative itinerary and lodging recommendations available with online listing. Limit 10. Trip includes: • Professional birding guide • Transportation for all group activities • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday • Amerind Museum Private Tour • Wine tasting • Snacks Not included: • Transportation to and from Wilcox • Lodging and breakfast (If using block of rooms held at the Holiday Inn Express, breakfast is included) • Dinners Friday - Sunday / January 25 - 27 Arrive Friday at 4 p.m. Depart Sunday at 1 p.m. Members: $220 General Public: $275

Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice Escape the summer heat and join the Garden for an exceptional experience along the Arctic Circle. Much like our Sonoran home, the people and ecology of Iceland are shaped by weather and powerful geological forces. Experience this unique world as we cruise the coastline in the comfort of a superb mega-yacht and explore the natural wonders of the island. Iceland has become a top destination for experiencing pristine nature, gorgeous vistas and vibrant culture. Summers in Iceland are surprisingly warm, lush and green, with days lengthening until the sun dips but never sets. Birders will be especially excited to visit this country, home to huge colonies of kittiwake, razorbill and glaucous gulls and Arctic fulmar. On day six you will visit the Vestman Archipelago, home to eight million puffins, the symbol of Iceland. Photographers will find endless subjects among the breathtaking landscapes, geological features and wildlife. Come along and see a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape! The seven-night cruise package includes: • Seven nights in a deluxe outside stateroom on Le Boréal • Zodiac landings and shore excursions • Naturalist lectures • Garden staff / host • Airport to ship transfers • Superb dining with all meals included during the cruise • Mineral water, coffee, wine served with meals; afternoon tea, flat screen TV/DVD, internet access, safe, hair dryer, satellite telephone, French bath products, bath robe • Onboard entertainment • Optional bar package available for $45/person per day July 30 – August 7, 2013 / Starting from $3,975 (per person, double occupancy)

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Preschool Program: Seedlings

Winter Session: January 22 - February 22

A science-based enrichment program for preschoolers

Spring Session: March 26 - April 26

Young children discover the wonders of the desert alongside their caregiver in our nature-based preschool program. We use music, stories, arts and crafts, nature walks, movement, touch and observation to explore a new theme each week.

Class Fees:

Guided by caring and experienced teachers, Seedlings blends the Garden’s unique resources with imaginative and fun ways to learn about plants and animals in our desert backyard.

FULL YEAR All three sessions (fall, winter, spring)

Classes available for 3-4 year olds: Limit: 12 children with an accompanying adult.

Members: $270 General Public: $336 A 10% discount is available if you sign up for the full year.

Tuesday mornings / October 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings / October 17, 24, 31, and November 7, 14 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Friday mornings / October 19, 26, and November 2, 9, 16 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

SINGLE SESSION Members: $100 per five-week session

Classes available for 4-5 year olds: Limit: 14 children with an accompanying adult.

General Public: $125 per five-week session.

Tuesday afternoons / October 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13 / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday mornings / October 18, 25, and November 1, 8, 15 / 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday afternoons / October 18, 25, and November 1, 8, 15 / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit dbg.org/seedlings or call 480 481.8123.

Fall Session: October 16 - November 16

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children and family education Sonoran Desert Adventure School Field Trip Program The Garden offers field trips for grades pre-K to eight. Science-based nature programs utilize the Garden’s unique resources to inspire students with hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences. Field trips correlate with Arizona Academic Standards. For additional information, visit dbg.org/fieldtrip or call 480 481.8121.

Desert Discovery Program for Girl Scouts

Science Enrichment Program: Learning Labs

Join us to explore and understand the wonders of the Sonoran Desert this fall. Each month participants will enjoy an informative hike followed by a classroom investigation. Our uniquely designed curriculum blends hands-on, inquiry-based learning with a dose of fun and is taught by enthusiastic Garden staff and volunteers. This fall we will be exploring the adaptations of plants, birds, reptiles and insects! No pre-registration required. Adult participation is optional and free of charge. Meet at Admissions. 5 - 13 year olds: Thursdays / September 20, October 18, November 15, December 15 / 1 - 3 p.m. Class Fees: Members: $15 / General Public: $20

Our Desert Discovery programs will create a fun and memorable experience for girls as they learn about life in our desert. Girls will experience nature first hand and will connect with each other and our desert community. Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops can select the topic and time that works for them. Bountiful Butterflies

Become a TEEN Volunteer The Teen Environmentalists Exploring Nature (TEEN) Volunteer Program is a group of 13 to 17-year-olds who volunteer their time and talents throughout the Garden or offsite with service learning projects. Please visit dbg.org/ teenprograms for more information on joining our program or visit our blog at dbgteens.blogspot.com for updates. Sponsored by Henkel Corporation, with additional support from the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation.

Program fee: $8 / scout and $8 / chaperone

Volunteer opportunities

Sonoran Survivors Where is the water and why is it so hot? Participants will learn about conditions in a desert and how desert plants and animals are able to thrive in such an extreme place. Available October through May. Program fee: $6 / scout and $6 / chaperone Program capacity: 5 scouts minimum, 20 scouts maximum; 1 chaperone / 4 scouts

Register today at dbg.org/girlscouts Fall Star Party Join members of the Phoenix Astronomical Society for a family friendly evening of exploring our night sky with high powered telescopes and interactive activities. Learn to identify constellations like Cassiopeia and Andromeda, and view the largest planet in our solar system—Jupiter! This program is geared towards families with children ages six to 13, but all ages are welcome. Price is per person. Saturday / November 10 / 7 - 9 p.m. Members: $15 / General Public: $18

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volunteers

Learn about the life cycle and habitat requirements of butterflies and visit the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Available October, November, March, April and May.

Sponsored by Henkel Corporation.

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Supported by The Arizona Republic, Avnet, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, The Boeing Company, JPMorgan Chase, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cox Charities, Coyotes Charities, The Dorrance Family Foundation, the Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation, The Ferry Family Foundation in Memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry, Henkel Corporation, Intel, The Fred Maytag Family Foundation, Meridian Bank, SRP, Thunderbirds Charities and University of Phoenix.

The Desert Botanical Garden has a volunteer job for you this fall. There are many opportunities for adults and teens. For additional information visit dbg.org/volunteer and fill out a volunteer application. To schedule an informative interview, please contact Pam Levin at 480 481.8166 or plevin@dbg.org. After the interview you must attend an orientation class and be a current Garden member. Orientation classes (choose one) Saturday / September 8 / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday / September 13 / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday / October 6 / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday / November 8 / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Butterfly Exhibit Training (choose one) Saturday / September 22 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday / September 25 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Garden Docents

Special Events

Docents work four-hour shifts - leading tours, staffing Discovery Stations and interacting with Garden visitors.

(Great Pumpkin Festival, Día de los Muertos, Chiles & Chocolate Festival, Las Noches de las Luminarias – check calendar for dates)

Docents needed for these times: Afternoons / 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. / Monday - Friday Mornings / 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday Afternoons / 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday

Monarch Butterfly Exhibit September 29 – November 25

Training for Special Events (choose one) Thursday / September 20 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday / October 13 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Become a Desert Botanical Garden Volunteer Today! Desert Botanical Garden FALL CALENDAR

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registration information

become a member!

Desert Botanical Garden members receive a 20% discount on education programs. To become a member, go to dbg.org/membership-support. Register Early Advance registration is required for all education programs, and we regret that receipt of your payment does not guarantee enrollment. Your enrollment will be confirmed by email. Should your program be unavailable, your payment will be refunded.

Youth and Family Program Registration Information Register online at dbg.org/youthprograms. For additional inquiries, email teacherrsvp@dbg.org or call 480 481.8121 Monday through Friday.

Children’s Program Policies Adult Program Registration Information Register online at dbg.org/adultclasses. For additional inquiries, email AdultEduc@dbg.org or call 480 481.8146 Monday through Friday.

Adult Education Policies Refunds are available for cancellations made at least five (5) business days prior to the event (less $20 fee). No refunds are available less than five (5) business days and fees/registrations cannot be transferred to another date or program. • Programs may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be made in the event the Desert Botanical Garden cancels a program. • Refunds will not be issued for missed class sessions. • Special rules and cancellation fees may apply to trips. • A waiver of liability may be required for specific programs.

Refunds are available for cancellations made at least 10 business days prior to the event. Cancellations made less than 10 business days will incur a 25% cancellation fee. •  Programs may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be made in the event the Desert Botanical Garden cancels a program. •  Refunds will not be issued for missed class sessions or after program start date. • A waiver of liability is required for all children’s programs.

Enjoy the Benefits of Garden Membership • F  ree Garden Admission – 362 days •  Free Butterfly Exhibit Admission – March-May and OctoberNovember. • Guest passes to the Garden and Butterfly Exhibit • Reciprocal admission and discounts at more than 250 other gardens, arboreta and conservatories • Discounts: Music in the Garden concert tickets, Purchases at the Garden Shop, Guest Admissions, Classes and Workshop fees, and March/October Plant Sale purchases. The following membership level provides admission for one adult only and does not include children. $65 Aloe Vera Club – One guest pass

Please visit dbg.org/girlscouts for Desert Discovery Girl Scouts Program cancellation policy information.

If you are unable to attend an on-site class, you may send an alternate adult participant with your confirmation.

The following membership levels provide benefits for two adults and members’ children/grandchildren under age 18. $75 Senita Club – Two guest passes $100 Cholla Club – Four guest passes and one free scooter rental per visit $150 Agave Century Club – Six guest passes, one free scooter rental per visit, invitation to one exclusive event, recognition in a Garden publication and new member Garden Discovery Tour $300 Boojum Tree Club – Eight guest passes, one free scooter rental per visit, invitation to one exclusive event, recognition in a Garden publication and new member Garden Discovery Tour $500 Ocotillo Club – 10 guest passes, one free scooter rental per visit, invitation to two exclusive events, recognition in a Garden publication and new member Garden Discovery Tour

❑ Check enclosed. Please make payable to Desert Botanical Garden Please bill my: ❑ Visa ❑ MasterCard ❑ AMEX ❑ Discover Card#__________________________________________ Exp.__________ ❑ Mr. & Mrs. ❑ Mr. ❑ Ms. ❑ Other Name_________________________________________________________

Adult Education Age Requirements • 1 3-17 year-olds may attend with an adult. Both must pay full class fees. • Less than 13 years, may not attend.

Address_______________________________________________________ Phone________________________________________________________ Email_________________________________________________________ ❑ Send me information about Volunteer Opportunities. For more information about Garden membership, contact Membership Helpline at 480 941.3517 or visit dbg.org

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$700 Golden Barrel Club – 10 guest passes, one free scooter rental per visit, invitation to three exclusive events or programs, recognition in a Garden publication and new member Garden Discovery Tour Additional donor levels are available for annual gifts of $1,250 and higher. Please contact the Garden at 480 481.8179 for information about these levels.

Charitable Giving Changes Ahead On December 31, 2012, many of the Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire. Unless Congress passes legislation to reform the tax code, address estate taxes and to determine the future of itemized deductions, most individual taxpayers in the United States will be subject at year end to tax and charitable giving changes. In preparation for these anticipated changes, a conversation with your estate planner or tax advisor may be a good idea. During that conversation, take into consideration how you might leave a charitable legacy to benefit your favorite causes. A gift through your will or trust can help to “Plant the Garden’s Future,” preserving its collection and programs for generations to come. Visit the Garden’s planned giving website at dbg.org/membershipsupport/planned-giving for additional information. Or contact Susan Shattuck, gift planning officer, by calling 480 941.3507 or via email at sshattuck@dbg.org. Desert Botanical Garden FALL CALENDAR

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Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Phoenix, AZ Permit no. 1269

1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008 480 941.1225 | dbg.org

Open Daily

Schilling Library

Group Tours and Activities

October – April / 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. May – September / 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

480 481.8133 / Weekdays 12 - 4 p.m.

Garden Closed

Find information about plants and other desert topics in our special reference collection. For specific research, please call ahead.

For reduced group rates for 10 or more, call 480 481.8104 or go to dbg.org/groupsales.

Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and July 4

Garden Closes Early November 29, 30, December 1, 2 / 4 p.m. December 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 31 / 4 p.m.

Admission Fees Members: Free Adults: $18 Seniors: $15 (60 years and older) Students: $10 (13 – 18 and college with ID) Children: $8 (3 – 12) Children under 3 are admitted free.

Free Admission Garden admission is free the second Tuesday of every month from 1 - 8 p.m.

Garden Information 480 941.1225 / Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Patio Café Open Daily The Garden’s Patio Café offers visitors a beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Call 480 941.1225 for seasonal hours or to ask about group options and facility rental information.

Call Center 480 481.8188 Current Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Weekends Effective October 1: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Daily

For special event ticketing, check dbg.org for current information.

Garden Shop Gifts and Plants 480 481.8113 / Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No admission required. The Garden Shop is closed for renovation and will reopen November 1, 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Mission of the Desert Botanical Garden The Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Southwestern United States. We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.

Membership Helpline 480 941.3517 / 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. June – September (Monday – Friday) October – May (Daily) Members receive personal assistance with any membership questions, renewals or problems purchasing tickets for special events.

Plant Hotline Desert Plant Questions planthotline@dbg.org or 480 481.8120 / Monday – Friday 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Our Garden staff and volunteers have the resources and expertise to help you.

Get the latest info for the Garden at

On the Cover:

Sweet and spicy items that you will find at the Chiles and Chocolate festival. Cover photograph by Adam Rodriguez.

The Garden is powered with 100% renewable energy provided by

Official Airline of Desert Botanical Garden

FREE WI-FI is available in five locations within the Desert Botanical Garden: the area in front of Admissions, Ottosen Entry Garden, Boppart Courtyard, the Center for Desert Living Trail, and Ullman Terrace. Partial funding provided by the Arizona Community Foundation. PLEASE RECYCLE. Passing your calendar on to a friend is a great place to start.

Garden Calendar Fall 2012  

Events, Exhibits, Classes and trips for September through November 2012