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October 2018

Herbs of Father Kino and the Old Missions

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dusenberry – River Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)

When founding missions in the frontier land of the Pimaria Alta, Father Kino, his priests, and his soldiers brought along the plants they were used to, but due to Father Kino's influence, these newcomers also actively sought the herb lore of the Natives. Dr. Soule will discuss this blend of native and introduced plants that were grown in the Sonoran Desert Mission Gardens – with a focus on the ones that can be grown in your Tucson landscape.  After the…

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Fall Vegetable Gardening – Start Now & How

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Southwest Library, 6855 S. Mark Rd.
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carrot in Big Bag Bed

Vegetables are easy to grow and reward us with tasty treats! Many of them can be easily grown in containers, indeed, a number of them will grow better in containers! Local author Dr. Jacqueline Soule will discuss which vegetables to plant in your container garden in the coming winter season, plus help you get started.  After the talk she will sell and sign her books, including " Southwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening."

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Floral Candles

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 S 22nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85711 United States
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Celebrate the approaching holidays with light!  Learn how easy it is to make these floral candles as gifts. There will be a demonstration of techniques, a discussion of materials appropriate for the project, and how to do this on your own.  Then everyone will make one floral candle to take home.  Preregistration is required.  Contact the library to register.

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Edible Landscapes

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Long Beach Landscape Expo, 300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA United States
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Today's homeowners are increasingly interested in having a landscape that also provides food for the table and culinary herbs for the kitchen. Author Dr. Jacqueline Soule will discuss a selection of easily grown plants for edible landscapes, including a number of xeriscape and native plants. She will sell and sign her recent books after the program.There is a fee to attend the event.  Details to follow.

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Making Herbal Soap

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
El Rio Library, 1390 W Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745 United States
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Making milled soap is one easy way to incorporate soothing and fragrant herbs into soap in this hands-on program where you can learn to make unique gifts. Soap can do more than get you clean, it can smell nice, and even offer some healing properties. Everyone will make some soap to take home.

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