City of Mesa News Article
Living Green Workshop at the Mesa Urban Garden
By: Kevin Christopher
10/14/13 12:06 PM

Oct. 14, 2013
Development and Sustainability
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699  
Mesa, AZ – The City of Mesa’s free "Living Green" events continue with Veggie Gardening Basics:  10 Tips to Growing Success.  Join the City of Mesa and presenter Vynnie McDaniels Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Mesa Urban Garden, 212 E. 1st Ave. for important tips and tricks on ways to keep your garden thriving this fall.
This workshop, ideal for gardeners of all skill levels, from beginners to garden enthusiasts alike, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.      
The hands-on workshop is an opportunity for attendees to learn how to care for their Arizona gardens during the fall season. McDaniels will share tips on how to get the soil in shape, what vegetables are ideal for this time of year and how to plant them correctly. He will also cover methods for watering, the importance of mulch and ways to protect your garden from any unwanted pests and the ever-unpredictable Arizona weather. The workshop will include onsite instruction, demonstrations, informative handouts and a question and answer session, so come prepared to take plenty of notes and get your hands dirty.
McDaniels, a Phoenix area gardener for more than 15 years and a teacher of organic gardening and holistic living, has graced the pages of Phoenix Home & Garden, Popular Mechanics and Dwell magazines. He has been on various local television programs, including a feature on Sundance Channel’s Big Ideas for a Small Planet. McDaniels teaches workshops throughout the year with numerous local business, affiliations and communities.
The aim of the “Living Green” events is to inform the community about why and how to increase the sustainability of our community, and is part of larger effort by the City to develop and implement innovative and effective programs to address environmental issues and concerns.  For more information on the “Living Green” events or the City’s sustainability efforts, visit or call (480) 644-4400.

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