Warner’s Root Camp 2024

Join us for Warner’s Root Camp, a series of expert-led classes specifically tailored for the beginning gardener – and for Northern Arizona’s unique micro-climates. 

These in-person classes will begin on Saturday, March 9. Classes are $10, but for each class you attend, you’ll receive a $10 token that can be redeemed for plants and gardening products at Warner’s.

The Classes:

  • Pruning, March 9, 10 am. Tree pruning encourages tree growth and structure. In this session, we cover all the basics and benefits of pruning your trees from a native Flagstaff arborist.
  • Seed Starting, March 16, 10 am. Seed starting indoors is a cost-effective way that allows you to grow long season crops in short season climates.
  • Waterwise Landscaping, March 23, 10 am. From drip irrigation to rainwater harvesting to the use of native plants, there are lots of ways to grow a lush garden while conserving water use.
  • Berries, March 30, 2 pm. With the right conditions, berries can be easy to grow. This talk will introduce the requirements for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to help you decide which berries might grow successfully in your gardens.
  • Crop & Garden Planning, April 6, 10 am. Description: Set yourself up for success in your garden by learning about choosing the right varieties of plants for Flagstaff, succession planting, timing, and season extenders.
  • Fruit Trees, April 13, 10 am. Many fruit trees are easy to grow in Northern Arizona but producing a fruit crop can be challenging. This talk will focus on which types and cultivars do best in the high country.
  • Composting, April 20, 10 am. Compost adds organic matter and healthy micro-organisms to your soil for better gardening. This course is designed to teach you how to turn food waste and other materials into high-quality plant-loving compost.
  • Veggie Gardening at High Elevation, April 27, 10 am. Growing a vegetable garden at high elevation can be very challenging and frustrating. Learn the key concepts of producing a flourishing garden here in Flagstaff.
  • Raised Beds and Container Gardening, May 4, 10 am. If you’re dealing with limited space or poor soil, come learn about the benefits of container and raised bed gardening. From buckets to pots, wood frames to rocks, there’s a raised bed or container style just for you!
  • Landscape Trees for Northern Arizona, May 11, 10 am.
  • Pollinators and Native Plants: A Love Story, May 18, 10 am. Highlighting the unique relationships between a few of our region’s native plants and the pollinators that can’t get enough of them. From the hypnotic datura and the hawkmoth to the beloved milkweed and monarch, come learn some fun facts about plant adaptations, pollinator obsessions, and ecological interdependence.