Highlands Center Day Out

“Have you ever seen a sky so blue?” asked Ann as we were assembling for the tour of the Highland Center on Monday the sixteenth.  Even by Prescott’s high standards for blue skies, this one was deep blue.  The temperature, as she had promised in the GDO announcement, was inching close to the 70 degree …

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October Minutes 2020

Alta Vista Club Meeting October 27, 2020  (via Zoom) Call to Order: Nicki Elms, President, called the meeting to order at 1:04 PM. Approval of Minutes:  The minutes were approved as submitted. Roll Call:  N/A.  There was no formal Roll Call, but about 15 members participated via their electronic devices. Guests: N/A Birthdays: Happy November …

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Make Your Own Ollas

Olla means pot in Spanish. Irrigation using unglazed clay pots started thousands of years ago perhaps in China. The Spanish brought the idea to the Southwest. Today gardeners in Pakistan, Iran, India and South America also use pots for irrigation. In all these areas, consistent access to water  improves plant growth and increases yield from …

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Healing Herbs from the Culinary Garden

These are the six slides of the 22 Sept 2020 presentation by Suzanne Teachey, owner of Nectar Apothecary. The presentation started with herbs categorized by their healing properties. Suzanne talked about when and how to harvest the active parts of the plants: fall or spring for roots, just before flowers open for lavender, and pretty …

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