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How to Choose, Plant, Care for and Harvest Edible Trees in the Southwest

  • July 14, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Zoom Event


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in partnership with the Arizona Community Tree Council

presents online/via Zoom

“How to Choose, Plant, Care for and Harvest Edible Trees in the Southwest”

Tuesday, July 14, 9:00 MST

9:00 – 10:00 (60 minutes)

Co-presented by Ann Audrey and Rafael de Grenade, Co-Leaders, Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network

Program is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit for ASA, SAF and ISA.  To make sure your account receives the credit, please register your certification using the link below.

Continuing Education Credit Form

You will be asked to verify your attendance during the presentation.

Presentation Description:

Edible trees—those native and nonnative trees that produce fruits, nuts, seeds and pods that suit human tastes—benefit the environment and increase food security. This presentation addresses edible tree characteristics, microclimate preferences, planting strategies, watering with non-potable supplies, tree maintenance and harvesting strategies.

  • 1.0 CEU has been approved with ISA
  • 1.0 CFE has been approved with SAF and ASA

Ann Audrey has a master’s degree in Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona, advanced training in sustainable design and extensive experience in rainwater harvesting and habitat restoration. She is the Chair of the LEAF Network Steering Committee, and oversaw the development of a website, guidebook and database to help people choose, plant, care for and harvest edible trees throughout Arizona. She is the current Vice Chair of the Southwest Agroforestry Action Network.

Rafael de Grenade grew up in the foothills of the Santa Maria Mountains northwest of Prescott. She received her doctorate in geography from the University of Arizona, with a special focus on arid lands sciences, desert oases, perennial fruit trees and agricultural biogeography. She has traveled widely, and her writing has been published in literary and scientific journals. Rafael lives with her husband and two children in Skull Valley, Arizona, where they are raising horses, cattle, and sheep, and promoting edible forests.

10:00 – 10:15 (15 minutes)

Q&A with the presenters

10:15-11:00 (45 minutes)

SWAAN Business Meeting led by Jim Allen, Chair

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