This week’s segment of The Weekly Green features a few of the “Green” Events going on around Tucson in November.
Successful desert gardening
A representative from the Pima County Cooperative Extension service will offer gardening demonstrations on Successful desert gardening.
When: Wednesday November 5th
Where: Murphy-Wilmot Public Library
For more info: http://www.library.pima.gov/calendar/?ID=1928
Viva La Local Food Fest
Celebrating the joyous local flavors of Baja Arizona, Viva La Local showcases more than 30 of Tucson’s top restaurants, 80+ farmers market vendors, local breweries and wineries, and live music on the East Field at Rillito Park.
When: The event takes place on Sunday, November 16 from 9am to 5pm.
Admission is $4, kids under age 12 enter free.
Where: Rillito Park
For more info: www.vivalalocalfoodfest.com
Tours at Tohono Chul Park
“Walk in the Park” covers basic Sonoran Desert ecology, at 9 a.m., Monday through Saturday. “Birds of Tohono Chul” helps identify both native and migratory species at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tours are included with park admission; $8, $6 senior, $4 student with valid ID, $2 age 5 through 12, free member or child younger than 5, includes admission to the park.
When: Various dates Mondays thru Fridays
Where: Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte., Tucson
More info @ 742-6455
Ned’s Nature Walk
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.
Volunteer naturalist Ned Harris leads a 3-hour walk through Sabino Canyon over moderately difficult trails, and discusses local birds, insects, plants, and offers photography tips.
When: Every Wednesday @ 8:30 a.m.
More info: 749-8700 or sabinonaturalists.org.
Saguaro National Park Hikes and Talks
VARIOUS DATES throughout the month:
Saguaro Park East and West have a variety of programs every month. The Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this fall that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Programs are free, but park entrance fees apply.
When: Various dates
Where: Saguaro Park East and West
Air dates for this program November 1, 2 & 3 of 2014