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Desert Botanical Garden Fall 2011 Workshop

July 22, 2011

 

Contact:
John Sallot
Phone: 480 481.8101
jsallot@dbg.org

   
WHAT:

September, October & Novermber events open to the public.

WHERE:

Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008

COST:

Free with regular Garden admission or Garden membership (unless otherwise noted). 

Garden Admission: $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (60+), $10 for students (13-18 and college with ID), $8 for children 3-12.  Children 2 and younger and Garden members are admitted free.

FOR INFO: The public can get more details by visiting the Garden’s website at www.dbg.org or by calling 480 941.1225.
   

DAILY AND WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
INCLUDED WITH MEMBERSHIP OR ADMISSION


Birds in the Garden
Mondays / September / 7 a.m.
Mondays / October – November / 8 a.m.
Second Saturdays / October – November / 8 a.m.
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.

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.

Audio Tours
Free for Members / $3 General Public
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.
 

CHILDREN & FAMILY PROGRAMS
(REQUIRES ADVANCE REGISTRATION) 480 481.8146.

Preschool Program: Seedlings
A science-based enrichment program for preschoolers

Young children discover the wonders of the desert alongside their caregiver in our nature-based preschool program. A theme is introduced each week and is full of new discovery centers, songs to sing, yummy snacks and engaging activities to captivate young minds.

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. We use music, stories, arts and crafts, nature walks, movement, touch and observation to explore the theme each week.  

Fall Session: October 25-November 18
Classes available for 3-4 year olds:

Limit: 12 children with an accompanying adult.
Tuesday mornings / October 25, November 1, 8, and 15 / 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday mornings / October 26, November 2, 9, and 16 / 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Friday mornings / October 28, November 4, 11, and 18 / 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Classes available for 4-5 year olds:
Limit: 14 children with an accompanying adult.  
Tuesday afternoons / October 25, November 1, 8, and 15 / 12:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday mornings / October 27, November 3, 10, and 17 / 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Thursday afternoons / October 27, November 3, 10, and 17 / 12:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Winter Session 2012: January 31 - February 24
Class Fees:
Members: $80 per four-week session
General Public: $100 per four-week session
For future sessions and the daily schedule, please visit dbg.org/seedlings or call 480 481.8121.

Science Enrichment Program: Learning Labs

This science enrichment program is designed to help your child explore and understand the wonders of our Sonoran Desert. This fall we will use the imaginative and oversized David Roger’s Big Bugs as our backdrop for exploring invertebrates. During the four-week session we will use a variety of scientific tools and processes as well as crafts, journaling, literature and fun activities to understand insects and spiders. Each day participants will enjoy an exploration hike, journaling and a fun, healthful snack. Our uniquely designed curriculum blends hands-on, inquiry-based learning with a dose of fun, and is taught by enthusiastic Garden staff and volunteers.
Fall Session: Big Bugs
October 25 – November 17
Limit: 14 children with an accompanying adult (optional)
Classes available for 5–7 year olds:
Tuesday mornings / 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. OR Tuesday afternoons / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
October 25 Dragonflies
November 1 Assassin Bugs
November 8 Beetles
November 15 Ants
Classes available for 7–9 year olds:
Thursday afternoons / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

October 27 Dragonflies
November 3 Assassin Bugs
November 10 Beetles
November 17 Ants
Classes available for 9–12 year olds:
Thursday mornings / 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

October 27 Dragonflies
November 3 Assassin Bugs
November 10 Beetles
November 17 Ants
Class Fees:
Members: $56 per four-week session or $16 per class
General Public: $70 per four-week session or $20 per class
To register call 480 481.8121.
Desert Discovery Program for Girl Scouts
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 - Learn about the lifecycle and habitat requirements of butterflies and visit the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Available October, November, March, April and May.
    • Program fee: $8 / scout and $8 / chaperone
  • Bugs and Beyond - Scouts will experience the imaginative and over-sized David Roger’s Big Bugs exhibit while learning about insects and other invertebrates including how to identify five species. Available October through December.
    • Program fee: $6 / scout and $6 / chaperone
  • Sonoran Survivors – Where is the water and why is it so warm? Participants will learn about conditions in a desert and how desert plants and animals are able to thrive in such an extreme place. Available January through May.
    • Program fee: $6 / scout and $6 / chaperone

Program capacity: 5 scouts minimum, 20 scouts maximum
Registration opens online August 1 - dbg.org/girlscouts

The Bumblebee Queen - Reading with Author April Pulley Sayre
Join us for a family-friendly presentation by April Pulley Sayre, an award-winning children’s book author. Sayre has written more than 55 natural history books for children and adults. Sayre is well known for pioneering literary ways to immerse young readers in natural events through creative storytelling and unusual perspectives. Sayre will present her book The Bumblebee Queen, which details the lifecycle of a bumblebee. Her presentation will be interactive and geared towards lower elementary age families. Price includes one copy of The Bumblebee Queen, a presentation by the author, and admission to the Garden for a family of four to see David Roger’s Big Bugs. Limit 30 people per presentation.
Saturday / October 8 / 9 - 10 a.m. OR
Saturday / October 8 / 1 - 2 p.m.
Members: $25 per family (up to four people) / $5 per additional person
General Public: $30 per family (up to four people) / $7 per additional person

 

September WORKSHOPS
(REQUIRES ADVANCE REGISTRATION) 480 481.8146


Fall and Winter Warblers
Learn about these cheerful, widespread and colorful birds while losing your anxiety about difficulties of identifying what used to be called ‘confusing fall warblers’. Discover how to identify warbler groups by shape and foraging methods. While learning about warbler ecology, we will also explore ways to attract them to your yard and where to find them in our area. Instructed by Tom Gaskill. Limit 24.
Thursday / September 8 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $20 / General Public: $25

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  moon-illuminated landscapes. 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 Adam Rodriguez. Limit 10.
Monday / September 12 / 6 - 9 p.m. OR
Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Art of Sonoran Desert Beetles
Beetles of the order Coleoptera constitute the largest group of insects on the earth, representing a quarter of all living organisms and a third of all animals. Come learn why beetles are such a big success story while creating a work of art. Select, draw and paint your own Sonoran Desert beetle collection using watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink or graphite. Learn to create iridescence using interference paint. Materials list available with online listing. Instructed by Elaine Hultgren. Limit 15.
Wednesdays / September 14, 21, 28, October 5 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $170 / General Public: $212

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 get harvesting tips 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.
Tuesdays / September 20 and  27 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Bulbs for a Desert Garden
If all you think of is forced paperwhites, chilled tulips and Christmas amaryllis when you think of bulbs, your garden is missing a lot. Bulbs are some of the most exquisite notes in any garden, and numerous species live happily in dry, hot conditions. There are species that bloom in almost every month of the year, all without being lifted or fussed over. Come learn which ones they are, how to find them, and care for them in your own garden. Instructed by Mary Irish. Limit 25.
Thursday / September 22 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Green Corn Tamales from Field to Table
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. Valdes Schwemm and participants will discuss corn varieties, cut kernels from the cobs, grind the corn into masa, roast green chilies, finish a batch of homemade cheese, and fold the tamales in corn husks. You will sample right from the steamer! Lacto-vegetarian. Limit 15.
Saturday / September 24 / 9 - 11 a.m.
Members: $55 / General Public: $68
 

October WORKSHOPS
(REQUIRES ADVANCE REGISTRATION) 480 481.8146


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 can be hung as a traditional wreath or used flat as a centerpiece, and after the holidays, enjoyed indoors or on your patio. All supplies included. Instructed by Lynn Reeves. Limit 20.
Saturday / October 1 / 1 - 3 p.m.
Members: $85 / General Public: $106

Drip Irrigation Design
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 that 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.
Saturday / October 1 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Digital Desert Photography: Getting Started
This is a hands-on class for beginning digital camera users interested in learning the concepts and craft of digital photography. Class instruction emphasizes learning the functions and features of your digital camera for various shooting conditions and subjects. The course also covers composition and tips for taking better everyday pictures. This beginning course emphasizes primarily auto scene modes of your camera and is open to all digital camera owners. Some shooting in the Garden is included, and students should bring photos for class critique. Instructed by Scott Salnas. Limit 10.
Saturday and Monday / October 1 and 3 / Saturday / 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Monday / 6 - 10
Members: $70 / General Public: $88

Cooking and Baking with Honey
Honey is as old as written history. It has been used in cultures all over the world as currency, food and medicine, in ritual offerings, facials, alcoholic beverages, and to make everything from cement to varnish. You will discover amazing facts about the nutritional, medicinal and culinary virtues of honey, how it is collected, what makes one variety different from another, and why to buy local raw honey. Chef Rachel will also show you how to cook and bake with honey, walking you through at least half a dozen delicious recipes. Short presentation by a local bee keeper, followed by cooking class. Instructed by Rachel Albert. Limit 16.
Sunday / October 2 / 1 - 4 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Geology of the Grand Canyon
The geologic story of the Southwest cannot be told without examining its most important feature–the Colorado Plateau and its significance over geologic time. Learn about the age and formation of the Grand Canyon and other significant features of the Colorado Plateau, such as the red rocks of Sedona. Instructed by Richard Allen. Limit 24.
Tuesday / October 4 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $20 / General Public: $25

Fortify Your Soil with Compost
And you thought composting was a rotten business! In fact, it is an enriching business, especially if you know the secrets to cultivating this black gold in your garden. It starts with creating an attractive environment for the right kind of microscopic employees. You can then sit back and let them do all the dirty work. Students will learn how to manufacture compost, with and without a compost bin. We will see examples of the easiest and most efficient compost systems. Homemade compost is free, smart and easy. It is a get-(your soil)-rich-quick scheme that will make a world of difference in your garden. Instructed by Kristen Battafarano. Limit 25.
Wednesday / October 5 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Insectopedia by Hugh Raffles
Join us for a fascinating evening with renowned author and anthropologist Hugh Raffles as he shares stories from his award winning book Insectopedia. Explore the ties that bind us to the beautiful, ancient, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown and unfathomably different species who share the world with us. Raffles will answer questions after the presentation, and autograph his book, which will be available for sale.
Thursday / October 6 / 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $12 / General Public: $18

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 with time for guided help on the Garden trails. This is an excellent, entry level class for students new to digital cameras. Instructed by Jeff Lowman. Limit 10.
Saturday / October 8 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Member: $40 / General Public: $50

Ants in the Sonoran Desert
Come learn about ants, among the desert's most amazing creatures. Get a first-hand look at life inside an ant nest and then see them in their natural habitat during a walk along the Garden’s trails. Come with curiosity and questions about these fabulously successful organisms. Instructed by Kevin Haight. Limit 24.
Saturday / October 8 / 9 - 11 a.m.
Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Our Sonoran Sun
Experience this first time offering from the Garden on the sun's origin and physical characteristics. You will learn about solar activity such as sunspots and solar flares and coronal mass ejections, how the sun affects life in the Sonoran Desert, and how the sun will drastically change billions of years from now. The outdoor phase of the class includes a chance to view the sun with a telescope to see actual sunspots, and with another solar scope to see actual solar flares. Instructed by members of the Phoenix Astronomical Society. Limit 24.
Saturday / October 8 / 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Four Corners Fall Cuisine
Join Chef Freddie as he introduces a modern menu of traditional ingredients from the Colorado Plateau and Four Corners region used in his own Navajo and neighboring peoples’ cuisines. The class will use ingredients such as variations of Navajo corn, sumac, gourds, juniper and flavors inspired from this very diverse region. Highlights of the menu include: corn dumpling soup, sumac seared salmon and Navajo sweet corn cake. Instructed by Freddie Bitsoie. Limit 16.
Sunday / October 9 / 2 - 4 p.m.
Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Hands on Hot Pots
Break free from fussy annuals and venture into the world of sculptural succulent containers. Join award-winning author and garden designer Scott Calhoun to learn bold container planting techniques unlike anything you have seen before. The author of Hot Pots will focus on low-maintenance containers and will cover plant staging, planting in grids, monopots, top-dressing and companion plants. In this participatory class, you will assemble your own container garden to take home with succulents, stones, glass, tile and other unusual objects. All materials provided. Instructed by Scott Calhoun. Limit 20.
Sunday / October 9 / 2 - 4 p.m.
Members: $85 / General Public: $106

All About Mint
You have tasted it in chewing gum and toothpaste, but have you ever really thought about how truly marvelous mint is? There is peppermint, orange mint, apple mint, chocolate mint, spearmint, catmint, pineapple mint, lavender mint–the list goes on and on. Dichotomous in more ways than one, mint stimulates senses but soothes tummies, attracts lovers but repels insects, and is prized in the garden but can become a nuisance. From Greek mythology to modern herbology, mint has become an indispensible and lively part of our everyday lives. Learn how to grow and use it in this fun, informative class. Instructed by Kristen Battafarano. Limit 24.
Wednesday / October 12 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

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  moon-illuminated landscapes. 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 Adam Rodriguez. Limit 10.
Wednesday / October 12 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $45 / General Public: $56

Nature Sketching and Journaling
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. Warning! Nature journaling is highly addictive and can lead to uncontrollable urges to spend more time outdoors. Sketchbook and field kit provided. Saturday is a field trip to the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in central Phoenix. Instructed by Elaine Hultgren. Limit 15.
Wednesdays and Saturday / October 12, 19 and 22 / Wednesday / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday / 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Members: $75 / General Public: $94

The Art of Heirloom Squash and Pumpkins
The ultimate symbol of fall, pumpkins have both decorative charm and culinary excitement. Whether they become jack-o-lanterns at Halloween or pumpkin pie by Thanksgiving, not all pumpkins fit the round orange mold. Many heirloom varieties have different shapes, a range of unexpected colors, and textures from smooth to warty. Explore the techniques of watercolor to paint these exceptional fall beauties. Beginning students to advanced welcome. Materials list available with online listing. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.
Thursdays / October 13, 20, November 3, 10 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $120 / General Public: $150

Landscape Design Basics
This series of classes covers the basics of designing residential landscapes that create attractive, comfortable, functional and sustainable gardens appropriate for the Sonoran Desert. Discussion will cover different design philosophies, such as xeriscaping, permaculture and sustainability, as well as basic design processes, principles and techniques. The instructor will walk participants through the stages of design and assign exercises at each step, from programming to design concept and development to construction documents. Class participants are encouraged to use their own yards for these exercises, whether they are creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Both hardscape and softscape design elements will be addressed. Emphasis will be given to designing in harmony with the natural systems of the Sonoran Desert. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest. Limit 20.
Thursdays / October 13, 27, November 10 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $75 / General Public: $94

Start Birding
Expand your knowledge of birding and acquire the resources to develop your skills at this interactive and fascinating workshop that includes classroom presentations and field trips. Four field trips will introduce students to a variety of resident and migrant bird species, explore a diversity of birding habitats, teach field identification techniques and highlight some of the Valley’s local birding destinations. Field trips will be scheduled on one day each of the following weekends (a total of four field trips are included with the class) October 15 or 16; October 22 or 23, October 29 or 30 and November 5 or 6. Instructed by Cynthia Donald. Limit 20.
Tuesdays / October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 / 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Members: $60 / General Public: $75

More Birding
Designed as a follow-up to Start Birding, class sessions will focus on the natural history of birds, especially those in our area, with presentations, discussion and group interaction. There will be four class sessions at the Garden and three weekend field trips. Students should have binoculars and a field guide and be familiar with the use of both. Field trips will emphasize identification techniques and birding by ear. You will leave the class with increased knowledge and improved field techniques. Field trips will be scheduled on one day each of the following weekends (a total of four field trips are included with the class) October 15 or 16, 22 or 23, 29 or 30, and November 5 or 6. Instructed by Cynthia Donald. Limit 20.
Thursdays / October 13, 20, 27, November 3 / 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Members: $55 / General Public: $68

Cooking with Frida Kahlo
Dinner at Frida Kahlo’s home most likely had a big helping of drama on the side, but that is what set the famous Mexican artist’s table apart from others. La Panchita of the Phoenix Fridas, a collective of Latina artists, will share tasty recipes that borrow from the Kahlo’s era but are updated for modern palates. Expect bold, authentic flavors, seasonal ingredients and lots of culinary history – art, music and politics – to spice up your autumn kitchen table. Limit 16.
Sunday / October 16 / 2 - 4 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Environmental Challenges of Desert Gardening
Why don’t gardenias thrive in my garden? Why do my tulips fall flat? Why isn’t the soil in my yard dark and rich? The answer–you are in the Sonoran Desert. This introductory class is designed to teach you about the challenging conditions you will face when gardening in the low desert. Learn how to work with the unique soils, temperature extremes, bi-modal rainy seasons and human influences that impact plants in your landscape. Instructed by Angelica Elliott. Limit 25.
Tuesday and Thursday / October 18 and 20 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Digital Desert Photography: Next Steps
This class is for DSLR digital camera owners only. The course is for students interested in learning intermediate photo skills and advanced set-up of your digital camera. Students should have an understanding of basic photographic concepts. 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. 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. Also covered are image file structures and digital workflow. Some shooting in the Garden is included, and students should bring photos for class critique. Instructed by Scott Salnas. Limit 10.
Sunday and Tuesday / October 9 and 11 / Sunday / 1 - 5 p.m. and Tuesday / 6 - 10 p.m.
Members: $70 / General Public: $88

Japanese Inspired Desert Landscapes
Japanese gardens are thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted living art forms. The purpose of this class is not to learn how to design an authentic Japanese garden but to learn how Japanese garden design can provide inspiration for contemporary landscape design. Many landscape design concepts have been practiced for centuries by Japanese garden designers, such as the emphasis on living in partnership with nature, the importance of focal points, indoor-outdoor living, the creation of beauty in the landscape and the garden as a personal, private retreat from the outside world. These and other design concepts will be discussed, along with suggestions on adapting them to our Sonoran Desert environment. This class is presented as a complement to the Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony listed in the Unique Outings section of the calendar. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest. Limit 25.
Wednesday / October 19 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Making Medicinal Creosote Salves
Learn how to make medicinal salves and other herbal preparations to improve your families’ health. The local creosote bush will be infused into an herbal salve, which students will take home. Also, you will learn how to make several different healthful herbal preparations, including an infusion, decoction and tincture (a concentrated herbal extract). Learn where you can get necessary supplies to make your own herbal remedies at home. Instructed by Linda Curry. Limit 20.
Sunday / October 23 / 2 - 4 p.m.
Members: $35 / General Public: $44

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 25 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $20 / General Public: $25

Integrated Pest Management
Do you ever wonder what is going on in your garden? Who ate your shrub’s leaves or who dug up your perennial? What is that fuzzy white stuff on your prickly pear? Why is your agave collapsing? Learn to become your garden’s crime scene investigator. With some detective work, you can find answers to these questions and know how to solve problems with a sound Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. You will gain a new appreciation for the activity in your yard, as well as skills to help you keep your garden healthy. Limit 25.
Wednesday / October 26, November 2, 9 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $75 / General Public: $94

John Alcock on the Life and Times of a Native Bee
Although honey bees receive a great deal of press, thousands of other species of bees live in North America. Each of these other little known species is as intriguing as the honey bee, a claim that popular author and scientist John Alcock will illustrate by looking at Centris pallida, a handsome desert bee whose females nest in the ground and whose males fight fiercely for females. Alcock will discuss the bee’s many puzzling behavioral features. He will answer questions after the talk and autograph his books, which will be available for sale.
Wednesday / October 26 / 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $12 / General Public: $18

Astronomy in the Garden
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 28 / 7 - 9 p.m.
Members: $35 / General Public: $44

Mastering Photography Techniques
The Mastering Series of classes is for DSLR digital camera owners only. The entire series can be taken in the order offered or students may choose to enroll in individual topics only. Each topic is an in-depth exploration of subjects touched upon in the Next Steps photography course at the Garden. Students must be familiar with the features of their cameras and menu set up. Prior completion of the Next Steps course is helpful but not required. Instructed by Scott Salinas.

  • Exposure
    Exposure is everything, and the new series starts with the theory and practice of basic exposure. Although exposure principles are the same as with film, they are applied in different ways in digital capture and processing. Learn how to spend more of your time creating images instead of correcting them. This course includes identifying high-key/low-key areas of the scene, dynamic range, using the gray card, ISO management, and exposure compensation. For DSLR digital camera owners only. Limit 10.
    Saturday / October 29 / 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Members: $50 / General Public: $62

  • Landscape and Composition
    It is difficult not be drawn to landscape photography. Since the invention of the camera, landscape has always been a favorite of photographers. This course covers landscape exposure techniques, depth-of-field, use of white balance, low-light shooting, gear, working in all kinds of light and most important, pleasing composition. For DSLR digital camera owners only. Limit 10.
    Saturday / November 5 / 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Members: $50 / General Public: $62


  • The Art of People Photography and Flash
  • Learn how to take better pictures of people and children in various outdoor settings and backyard events. Learn basic posing skills and use of available light and fill flash to make your family and friends look their best. This course includes using your flash for fill light in outdoor sunlit backgrounds. Students enrolling in this course should have an auxiliary flash for their digital cameras. The class covers choosing the appropriate camera features and options to fit the shooting situation. The class also includes a posing and shooting session in the Garden. Bring your camera, auxiliary flash and tripod. For DSLR digital camera owners only. Limit 10.
    Sunday / November 20 / 1 - 5 p.m.
    Members: $50 / General Public: $62
 

November WORKSHOPS
(REQUIRES ADVANCE REGISTRATION) 480 481.8146


Edible Landscape Design and Plant Selection
Inspired by Fritz Haeg’s book, Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, this class will introduce the concept of replacing front lawns with edible gardens and show participants how to design their own edible yard. The instructors will lead the class through design and plant selection, giving you the skills to plan, plant and grow a beautiful, unique and productive front yard. Instructed by Jack Gilcrest. Limit 25.
Tuesdays / November 1 and 8 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Birds of Prey: Hawks and Falcons
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.
Wednesday / November 2 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $20 / General Public: $25

Ants – Nature’s Secret Power, a Documentary
Acclaimed Arizona State University professor, researcher and author Bert Hölldobler hosts a screening of his award-winning documentary film Ants – Nature’s Secret Power. The 55-minute film takes us into a world of ants—the most dominant animal on earth—that is more wonderful and bizarre than science fiction. Hölldobler, a world authority on ants who co-authored with E. O. Wilson the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Ants, will answer questions after the film. You will never view this tiny but fierce and wildly successful animal the same way again.
Thursday / November 3 / 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $12 / General Public: $18

Selection and Care of Fruit Trees
Growing fruit trees in our city landscape is significantly different from growing them in rural areas. In this class you will learn the single biggest mistake when planting fruit trees in the desert; when to plant and how to manage your fruit trees; watering and fertilizing techniques; and why growing fruit trees is like creating art. Whether you are planting one tree or hundreds, the urban orcharding techniques taught here will lead to a bountiful harvest. Instructed by Greg Peterson. Limit 25.
Thursday / November 3 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Native Bee Habitat Workshop
Create an Arizona native bee habitat, a unique and functional work of art for your garden. After a brief introduction to native bees and their importance as pollinators, you will learn how to provide a habitat for them with wooden bee blocks drilled with tunnels of various sizes and lengths. Each student will receive a pre-drilled block and learn various techniques to decorate the surface before taking it home to place in the garden. Instructed by Greg Corman. Limit 15.
Saturday / November 5 / 1 - 3 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Delicious Diversity in Native Pumpkins and Squash
Come experience the many forms and colors of the giant sculptural cucurbits which have been grown by Native gardeners over many centuries in the low and high deserts of the Southwest. In the workshop we will learn how cucurbits have been traditionally grown by Native peoples and how we can grow them in our own desert gardens. Learn traditional ways to prepare and store them, and some exciting nouvelle ways to cook them for holiday feasts. Instructed by Martha Burgess. Limit 16.
Saturday / November 5 / 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Maximize your Irrigation System
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.
Saturday / November 5 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Barbara Fenzl Celebrates Chocolate
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 give 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. The menu will include chocolate banana bread; coffee- and cocoa-coated beef tenderloin with Pasilla chile broth; roasted butternut squash with cocoa nibs; and cocoa crepes with espresso cream, hazelnut brittle and chocolate sauce. Limit 16.
Sunday / November 6 / 2 - 4 p.m.
Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Cyanotype Silk Scarves
Create a beautiful silk scarf using one of the oldest photographic printmaking processes—cyanotype. Participants will be given a pretreated 15x60-inch silk scarf and learn to apply botanical elements, gathered from the Garden, creating white impressions on the distinctive Prussian blue color of cyanotype’s photosensitive iron-based formula. Your unique scarf will make a great wardrobe addition or holiday gift. Once you have completed the workshop you will have the skills to produce more fabric cyanotypes on your own. All materials are included. Instructed by Laszlo Layton Limit 15.
Sunday / November 6 / 12 - 3 p.m.
Members: $75 / General Public: $94

Wildflowers for your Desert Garden
Fall is the perfect time to plant annual wildflower seed for a spectacular spring bloom in your landscape. Many perennial plants can also be included to provide color not only in springtime but through other seasons as well. Get your ideas flowing and prepare for the fall planting season. Instructed by Angelica Elliott. Limit 25.
Sunday / November 6 / 1 - 3 p.m.
Members: $25 / General Public: $32

Digital Desert Photography: Getting Started
This is a hands-on class for beginning digital camera users interested in learning the concepts and craft of digital photography. Class instruction emphasizes learning the functions and features of your digital camera for various shooting conditions and subjects. The course also covers composition and tips for taking better everyday pictures. This beginning course emphasizes primarily auto scene modes of your camera and is open to all digital camera owners. Some shooting in the Garden is included, and students should bring photos for class critique. Instructed by Scott Salnas. Limit 10.
Sunday and Tuesday / November 6 and 8 / Sunday / 1 - 5 p.m. and Tuesday / 6 - 10 p.m.
Members: $70 / General Public: $88

Growing Great Chilies
How did something so hot get the name chili? And why are we having a class about growing chilies when it is too cold to plant them? The answer to the second question is, now is a great time to savor the flavors of chili pepper varieties! Now is also a great time to choose the varieties you want to start from seed indoors. This class is the place to taste, choose and learn. From the history of chilies and peppers, to the vast variety available today, you will learn the secrets to growing, harvesting, and using this flavorful, useful plant. Seeds will be available for sale. If you want to know the answer to the first question, you will just have to come to class! Instructed by Kristen Battafarano. Limit 25.
Monday / November 7 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

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  moon-illuminated landscapes. 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 Adam Rodriguez. Limit 10.
Wednesday / November 9 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $45 / General Public: $56

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 the 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.
Saturday / November 12 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

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 Auto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB). You may have to change the exposures manually if your camera does not bracket. Instructed by Adam Rodriguez. Limit 10.
Saturday / November 12 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

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.
Sunday / November 13 / 1 - 4 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Healthy Edible Gifts
You can savor the season without spending a fortune and give the gift of health to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Chef Rachel will show you how to make memorable, mouthwatering gifts using wholesome and natural ingredients. You will make and taste an assortment of dishes from snacks to sauces and from savory to sweet treats, and take home tips for wrapping, decorating, packing, freezing and shipping your homemade treasures. Wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened recipes. Some recipes will contain meat and fish. Instructed by Rachel Albert. Limit 16.
Sunday / November 13 / 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62

Geology of the Valley of the Sun
Satisfy your geological curiosity about Phoenix’s spectacularly rugged landscape and unique and beautiful geologic features. Learn why our exposed rock and geologic variety make Phoenix the unrivaled capital of urban geology. Instructed by Richard Allen. Limit 24.
Tuesday / November 15 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $20 / General Public: $25

Mammillaria
Explore the diversity of the Mammillaria, the little giants of the cactus world. These gem-like cacti are highly prized among collectors and home hobbyists. This classroom and trailside experience will be taught by Scott McMahon, collections manager of the Cactaceae family. Limit 20.
Tuesday / November 15 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

How to Choose Your Next Digital Camera
This course is for those who are buying their first digital camera or want to step up to a newer, more advanced camera. Both point and shoot and DSLR type camera features will be discussed. Digital photo technology does not stand still. The class will cover basic functions and concepts, terms, how to assess camera quality, and features best suited for your needs. A handout checklist of camera features will be provided. Instructed by Scott Salnas. Limit 12.
Wednesday / November 16 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $40 / General Public: $50

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 transplants, which can be direct sown, and how to collect and save your own seeds. You will even get tips on building your own simple protective hoop structure.  Students will start their own transplants in class to take home. Instructed by Kristen Battafarano. Limit 25.
Thursday / November 17 / 6 - 9 p.m.
Members: $30 / General Public: $38

Digital Desert Photography: Next Steps
This class is for DSLR digital camera owners only. The course is for students interested in learning intermediate photo skills and advanced set-up of your digital camera. Students should have an understanding of basic photographic concepts. 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. 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. Also covered are image file structures and digital workflow. Some shooting in the Garden is included, and students should bring photos for class critique. Instructed by Scott Salnas. Limit 10.
Saturday and Monday / November 19 and 21 / Saturday / 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Monday / 6 - 10 p.m.
Members: $70 / General Public: $88

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. A list of optional supplies and tools available with online listing. Instructed by Lynn Reves. Limit 15.

Thanksgiving Floral Arrangements
Saturday / November 19 / 1 - 3 p.m.
Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Holiday Floral Arrangements
Wednesday / December 7 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Coffee:  From Field to Food
It is one of the most consumed beverages around the globe. Half the world's countries grow it, and Bach wrote a cantata to it. Some people cannot begin a day without it. Learn the ugly duckling story of how the humble coffee bean became one of the most essential consumables on the planet — and how growing it impacts the planet. Discover why the medical community alternately vilifies and praises it. Find out ways to put a java jolt into foods you set on the table, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Instructed by Ken Furtado. Limit 16.
Sunday / November 20 / 1 - 3 p.m.
Members: $50 / General Public: $62
 

TRAVEL AND LEARNING


Q Ranch Photography Weekend
The Garden has arranged a special outdoor photography workshop at historic Q Ranch in the ponderosa forests near Young, Arizona. Q Ranch was founded as a cattle ranch in 1893 and offers a rich natural and historic area for photography. Photographic opportunities include historic man-made structures, both ranch buildings and ancient Mogollon culture pueblo ruins, as well as natural history including wildlife and wildflowers. Hands-on assistance and guidance will be provided by professional photographer Adam Rodriquez during the entire weekend. Trip leader for the Garden will be Jack Gilcrest. The accommodations will be bed and breakfast style at Q Ranch Lodge including two nights lodging, delicious home cooked gourmet meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast / lunch / dinner, Sunday breakfast / lunch), snacks, handouts, photographic instruction and relaxed activities in a beautiful setting. Transportation not provided. Limit 12.
Friday - Sunday / September 16 - 18 / Arrive Friday 3-5 p.m., Depart Sunday 2 p.m.
Members: $400 per person (double occupancy) $600 Single
General Public: $500 per person (double occupancy) $700 Single

Aravaipa Canyon Ranch Weekend
Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore spectacular Aravaipa Canyon, one of the premier outdoor destinations in Arizona. Eight hundred foot canyon walls tower over the creek as it winds through a forest of cottonwood, sycamore and willow trees. This rare riparian area, one of the last remaining free-flowing streams in the Sonoran Desert, features a tremendous diversity of plant and wildlife. More than 200 species of birds have been spotted here, along with coatimundis, mountain lions, bobcats, gray foxes and desert bighorn sheep. We will hike into the carefully managed wilderness areas of Araviapa Canyon. The weekend program will be led by author and naturalist Lynn Hassler. Trip leader for the Garden will be Jack Gilcrest. We will stay at Aravaipa Canyon Lodge which is located right on the creek. Sleeping accommodations range from single to multiple beds per room. Price includes lodging (two nights), meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast / lunch / dinner, Sunday breakfast / lunch), snacks, guides, handouts and Aravaipa Canyon hiking permit. Transportation not provided. Limit 8.
Friday-Sunday / October 14 - 16 / Arrive Friday 2 p.m., Depart Sunday 2 p.m.
Members: $400 per person (double occupancy) $600 Single
General Public: $500 per person (double occupancy) $700 Single

A Taste of Arizona 2011: A Tour of Sonoita Wineries
Perched at 5,000 feet, the warm days and cool nights of Sonoita provide the perfect climate for the growing winemaking community. Join us as we visit three wineries in this beautiful area to learn about the varietals and how they perform in Arizona soil. Come enjoy the fall weather and a taste of Arizona’s home grown wine.

We start the day at the Wilhelm Family Vineyards where winemaker Karyl and husband Kevin lovingly tend to more than 7,000 grape vines planted over five acres. After a walk through the vineyard and tour of the production facility, enjoy a catered lunch as you sample the Wilhelm wines. Specialties include Albariño and Tempranillo.

Next we visit Lightning Ridge Cellars, a small family winery established in 2005. Their wines are based on their Italian heritage, producing the classic varietals of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano and more. Our final stop is at Dos Cabezas Wineworks, which has been producing wines in Arizona since 1995. Their award-winning wines have been served at the White House, earned critical acclaim, and grabbed international attention. Limit 40.

Trip includes:
Round-trip transportation in a luxury motor coach
Professional tour guide
Catered lunch
Wine tastings at three wineries
Bottled water and snacks on board the coach

Not included:
Personal expenses
Gratuities for driver and guide

Note: This tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.
Saturday / October 15 / 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Roundtrip from the Garden)
Members: $129 / General Public: $161


Photographing Ghost Towns
Grab your gear and sign up for an adventure photo session at the legendary Vulture City (and Mine) southwest of Wickenburg. The number of buildings still standing makes Vulture City, once the largest producing gold mine in Arizona, one of the finest ghost towns in the West. Photography opportunities are endless, both inside and outside the buildings, within a desert and abandoned gold mine setting. If you are looking for the real ghost town experience, this is it.

For the best experience, students should have DSLR cameras or an advanced point-and-shoot with ability to capture images in the full manual mode. Tripods are a must for shooting inside low light, abandoned (as in dark and creepy) structures. You should also be familiar with setting up your camera and measuring exposure for varying lighting conditions. For those familiar with HDR photography, this will offer opportunity to advance your skills. Directions will be provided with class confirmation. Garden transportation not included. Instructed by Scott Salnas. Limit 12.
Saturday / October 15 / 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Members: $60 / General Public: $75

Japanese Friendship Garden Tour and Tea Ceremony
Escape to the Far East during 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 more than 300 koi. 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, tea, snacks and handouts. For those driving themselves to the program, please arrive by 9:50 a.m. Limit 12.
Friday / November 4 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Members: $40 / General Public: $50

Wallace Gardens Tour
Do not miss an exclusive opportunity to view and 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.
Saturday / November 5 / 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Members: $40 / General Public: $50

Urban Farm Tour
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 the concept of urban agriculture is being applied to 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, snacks and handouts. Limit 12.
Saturday / November 19 / 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Members: $50 (includes Garden transportation) / General Public: $62 (includes Garden transportation)

Tour South Africa
Join Tina Wilson, director of education, for an experience of a lifetime to a destination unlike any other–South Africa, world-renowned as one of the finest countries to visit for the Garden and nature enthusiast. This is the only African country that has been able to make botanical gardens a priority. The gardens are magnificent and feature some of the most interesting and fascinating plant life on the continent. This specially designed tour for Garden members explores the magnificent gardens, amazing cities, quaint villages and towns with delicious wine and food along the way. All this is highlighted by the incredible African southern coast and last but certainly not least, the astounding thrill of seeing Africa’s wildlife.
Featuring:

  • World-class destinations, incredible service, and the chance to view unrivaled natural wonders, cultures and sights
  • A ride on the “Flying Dutchman Funicular” to the top of Table Mountain
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Vergelegen wine estate and historic Stellenbosch and Botanical Gardens
  • Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden
  • A special whale and dolphin encounter, giving you the opportunity of a lifetime
  • Boat trip on Knysna Lagoon, visit to the Featherbed and Pledge Nature Reserves
  • Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden with its magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall and breeding pair of majestic black eagles
  • Sabi -Sabi Private Game Reserve for morning and evening game drives
  • Luxurious and unparalleled accommodations throughout the trip, including Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge (www.sabisabi.com/lodges/bushlodge)


September 27 - October 13, 2012 / $9,246 (per person, double occupancy)
$2,970 (single supplement)
If you would like more information, please contact Steen Allard-Lawson at 480 481.8164 or sllardlawson@dbg.org.

 
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