February 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: February 2021

Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

This article ran in the Winter 2019 Sonoran Quarterly issue   Paul HirtSenior Sustainability Scholer, Arizona State University   If you were in Arizona this past summer, you may have experienced what some now call our “nonsoon” season—no monsoon....
REDUCE YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT

REDUCE YOUR WATER FOOTPRINT

This article ran in the Winter 2019 Sonoran Quarterly issue One of the most frequently asked questions that the Garden receives is related to water and how it is used. Reducing the Garden’s water footprint and ensuring the plants the team is entrusted to care...
Activity | Water Wisdom

Activity | Water Wisdom

Following Water in the Desert   Have you ever followed water?  If you were to take a hot air balloon ride and look out over the desert, you would see a combination of valleys and mountains—often referred to as ‘basin and range’.  This topography creates ways for...
Celebrating Black History Month | George Washington Carver

Celebrating Black History Month | George Washington Carver

The most prominent black scientist of the 20th century George Washington Carver was born in Missouri in 1865. As a child, he spent a lot of time outdoors working in a garden and became fascinated with plants. In the 1880s he attended Iowa State Agricultural College in...
Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Fun Edible Garden Activity for the entire family to enjoy Early spring is a great time to plant an edible garden. Showing kids where food comes from and how it grows is a valuable lesson. Try planting seeds indoors in a paper egg carton or paper towel rolls. Once...
Plant A Tree, Save the Earth

Plant A Tree, Save the Earth

Plants Can Save the World With the climate in slow but steady shift, and temperatures in Phoenix breaking records year after year, many are wondering how residents can adapt to broad scale and adverse changes in our world. While some attempt to prevent, others...
Celebrating Black History Month | Meet Diana Gregory

Celebrating Black History Month | Meet Diana Gregory

Meet Diana Gregory Diana Gregory has enjoyed a successful 30-year, multifaceted corporate marketing and sales career with Anheuser-Busch until she retired. During those corporate years, Diana learned the immeasurable value of creating strategic alliances. In 2009, she...
The Garden’s Love for Arizona

The Garden’s Love for Arizona

The Garden’s love for AZ          Garden researchers travel the world to study desert plants and their environments, but their greatest love is for what is right in their backyard. The Garden’s mission focuses on “desert plants of the world with emphasis on the...
Activity – Seek & Find

Activity – Seek & Find

Did you know? Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912 and was last state between Canada and Mexico. At one point Arizona was also part of New Mexico and Mexico until it became a separate territory in 1863. Prior to becoming a state, the region was and still is today,...
Celebrating Black History Month | Marie Clark Taylor

Celebrating Black History Month | Marie Clark Taylor

Marie Clark Taylor (1911-1990) Marie Clark Taylor was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D in botany from Fordham University. She also served as the department head at Howard University for many years. During her career, Taylor created science institutes...

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