Adult Education programs are lead by experts in their field that donate their time to help Willow Bend.
Programs are free, but we welcome a suggested admission of $5 per person at the door. Members of Willow Bend can show their membership card.
Medicinal Herb Walk
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 3-5 pm
Join ethnobotanist Mike Masek for a fundraising walk around Willow Bend through Sawmill County Park to look at specific plants in the native gardens and learn about their traditional uses.
Mike has kindly offered to donate all proceeds from this workshop to Willow Bend.
Many of Willow Bend's educational programs about native plants and trees are supported through a grant from the Urban and Community Forestry Financial Assistance Program administered in cooperation between the Arizona State Forestry Division - Urban and Community Forestry and the USDA Forest Service.
Bring Your Weeds to Willow Bend
Sunday, Sept. 21, 10 am - 2 pm
Do you have a mystery plant growing in your yard or field? Is it taking over? Is it a noxious or invasive weed, or a native plant? How can you tell the difference? If you’re not sure, then drop in and talk with an expert.
The San Francisco Peaks Weed Management Area (SFPWMA), now in its 14th year, will hold Bring-Your-Weeds-to-Willow Bend days once a month through September at Willow Bend. If you bring your “suspect,” a representative or two from the SFPWMA will try to identify your plant for you and tell you if it is a “bad guy” or not to worry. If it is a “bad guy,” we will give you tips on how to manage it. If you are interested, we’ll also have information about local volunteer weed groups in your area that are working on restoration projects and improving their neighborhood environment.