David Jackson, a trainer/educator, holds a cockatoo at the Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road. San Diego representatives were in Tucson last week on a promotional tour with a kangaroo, a laughing kookaburra, a cockatoo and two blue-tongued skinks. They were publicizing the San Diego Zoo's…
This young red kangaroo is accustomed to pouches, but perhaps not the one Melanie Angeles is carrying.
Melanie Angeles, a trainer, is holding two blue-tongued skinks.
A laughing kookaburra perches on Melanie Angeles' finger.
Three years ago, Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Road, made a
major overhaul of its grounds by switching from water-intensive
foliage and lawns to low-water-use plants and designs.
Westward Look Resort landscape manager Raymundo Ocampo, second from left, discusses a fruiting avocado tree with a cooking class at the resort, 245 E. Ina Road. Ocampo uses organic methods and engineers microclimates to encourage fruiting in the resort's food garden.
Clair Rony, left, and Leslie Loper enjoy lunch after the Westward Look cooking class.
Microclimates and organic gardening techniques are what create
the beautiful flowering and fruiting gardens at Westward Look
Resort, according to landscape manager Raymundo Ocampo.