GARDENING

BOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, hold their yearly end-of-season sale from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 26 through 30. All stock will be half-price. Learn the secrets of sensational chili from Amita of Amita's Creative Cuisine from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Class size is limited to 15 and pre-registration is required. Cost is $30, $25 for TGB members. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, and free for members and children under age 12. Call 326-9255 for information.

GARDENING DEMONSTRATION. The Pima County Cooperative Extension offers free gardening workshops every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Extension Garden Center, 4210 N. Campbell Ave., and again at 1 p.m. at the Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Call 626-5161 for information on upcoming topics.

PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE. The Permaculture Drylands Institute has a monthly fun-filled discussion of sustainable living in drylands. They meet the second Tuesday of each month for a community breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Grill, 100 E. Congress St. Call 744-9305 for information. Call 882-9443 for information.

SEMINAR SERIES. Rillito Nursery & Garden Center. 6303 N. La Cholla Blvd. Rillito Nursery hosts a free gardening seminar entitled Desert Gardens/Desert Habitats, featuring information on bird and butterfly gardening, at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 23. There is also a door-prize drawing. Call 575-0995 for information.


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