The 29th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference takes place online May 29-June 4. It is the premier annual conference for all members of the southwest green industry: landscape architects, designers, growers, retailers, contractors, maintenance personnel, suppliers, and educators. Areas covered include plants and design, plant health, and urban landscapes/water.
Even though Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey let his stay-at-home order expire over the weekend, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is keeping her emergency declaration for the city in place until early next month. The extension keeps Tucson's park amenities and City buildings closed (excluding Tucson City Court) through June 8.
Tumamoc Hill will reopen to walkers next Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, more than two months after it was closed because of COVID-19 concerns. When it reopens, Tumamoc will have a tightened set of guidelines for those who use it.
Southern Arizona has entered pool season, and the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) and neighboring fire districts are urging people to practice water safety.
TFD Chief Chuck Ryan, Northwest Fire Chief Brad Bradley, and Golder Ranch Fire Chief Randy Karrer recently participated in a video to spread awareness and the importance of practicing the ABCs of water safety anytime you are around a pool or spa.
Today, May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day, the Tucson Police Department (TPD) remembers fallen officers through a video tribute and thanks the families for their sacrifice. The officers are gone, but never forgotten.
Sun Tran will introduce its first electric bus into service starting Sunday, May 17. The electric bus is powered only by battery and produces zero-emissions, contributing to cleaner and healthier air in Tucson. In addition, it provides a quieter and more comfortable ride for passengers.
Beginning Monday, May 18, 10 a.m., many Pima County public libraries will reopen for public use. Select branches will be open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be limits on the number of people in a branch, time allowed inside, spaces that can be accessed, and services that are provided. Library customers must be willing to have their temperature taken before entering, wear a cloth face covering, use hand sanitizing stations, and maintain at least six feet of distance from anyone else.
Boasting more than 600 rose bushes and 100 species of roses, it is no wonder the Cele Peterson Rose Garden is so unique. Hear about its volunteers, see the roses in bloom, and learn when is a good time to visit.
Whether you're celebrating an event, honoring a loved one, or simply enjoying the beauty of this special place, the Cele Peterson Rose Garden at Reid Park offers something for everyone.