Invasive weed eradication efforts by Coconino Cooperative Extension (Master Gardeners) and the Flagstaff Chapter of the AZ Native Plant Society began in 2010, when a member of the AZNPS posed an innocent question to the Pioneer Museum Director. “Do you know you have a Diffuse knapweed problem?”, and his reply, “Yes. What are you going to do about it?”
This was the beginning of a successful collaboration to rid the Pioneer Museum of invasive weeds.
The next MG/AZNPS weed pull at the Pioneer Museum will be on Thursday, May 9, starting at 9:00 and ending at noon. Please try to arrive at 9, but feel free to leave any time you have to. There will be a short demonstration of wise weeding techniques before we start work.
I checked the other day, and there is still a lot to do, particularly toward the back of the property. The front looks wonderful, not weed-free, but close to it. Thank you, weeders!!!
Location: Pioneer Museum, 2340 N. Fort Valley Road, just north of Sechrist School on Hwy. 180. Please park in back near the Coconino Center for the Arts. That's where we will start. The County has provided the plastic bags.
What to bring:
- Shovel or hand tool for digging, gloves, any other gardening implement you like to use to weed.
- Hat, sunscreen, WATER, long sleeve shirt
- Specimens of problem weeds you would like to identify (Posters and books will be available.)
- Weed questions you may have.
Let's get that Diffuse knapweed when it's young and easier to remove!!