The AMWUA members and partners host hundreds of educational workshops for residents, professional training,and public events every year to share information and expertise and empower us all be a little more water wise.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
H2O Magic Show
Glendale

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Free H2O Magic Show! Did you know that the water cycle continuously moves water around this great blue planet? Magician Richard Steele will amaze you with his magic and trivia about the water cycle and conservation. This program is sponsored by the Glendale Water Services Department to encourage our customers to be water wise. Seating is limited – first-come, first-served!

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation/documents/H20MagicShow2018.pdf

More information and to register: (623) 930-3550 or astahley@glendaleaz.com

Location: Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale [ Map ]

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
Greywater Systems
Phoenix

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Greywater systems eliminate waste-and shrink utility bills-by utilizing shower, sink and laundry water to irrigate your landscape. Learn greywater system basics and how to incorporate one into your home to make the best use of Arizona's precious water. Instructed by Ryan Wood from the Watershed Management Group. Limit 30.

Cost: Regular Price: $38.00 Member Price: $30.00

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin, Phoenix [ Map ]

Monday, Jul 09, 2018
Smartscape 101 Fall 2018
Phoenix

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Audience: Professionals

Description: Smartscape ​is ​a ​training ​program ​specifically ​for ​landscape ​industry ​professionals. ​Smartscape ​workshops ​are ​designed ​to ​provide ​education ​on ​a ​wide ​range ​of ​topics ​encountered ​in ​the ​landscape ​industry. ​Smartscape ​is ​endorsed ​by ​the ​Arizona ​Landscape ​Contractors' ​Association ​(ALCA) ​and ​the ​Arizona ​Nursery ​Association ​(ANA). The ​Smartscape ​program ​prepares ​students ​with ​the ​essential ​skills ​to ​plan, ​create, ​and ​care ​for ​low-water-use ​landscapes. ​Smartscape ​delivers ​20 ​hours ​of ​high-quality ​education ​on ​the ​best ​irrigation ​and ​horticultural ​practices ​for ​the ​desert ​southwest. ​For ​$95, ​students ​receive ​a ​Smartscape ​manual ​with ​valuable ​information ​and ​materials, ​instruction ​from ​experts ​in ​the ​green ​industry, ​the ​opportunity ​to ​earn ​International ​Society ​of ​Arboriculture ​(ISA) ​continuing ​education ​units ​as ​well ​as ​the ​Arizona ​chapter ​of ​the ​American ​Society ​of ​Landscape ​Architects ​continuing ​education ​units, ​and ​complimentary ​snacks. Upon ​graduation ​from ​the ​course, ​graduates ​receive ​a ​certificate ​of ​completion ​from ​the ​University ​of ​Arizona ​and ​a ​chance ​to ​market ​themselves ​as ​a ​Smartscape ​professional ​by ​listing ​their ​contact ​information ​in ​the ​Smartscape ​Online ​Directory ​at ​www.smartscape.org/directory. ​ ​

Cost: $95 per person (for the entire course)

Website: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventId=2311590

More information and to register: Visit www.smartscape.org for more information and register at http://bit.ly/SmartscF18. Contact Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions at smartscape@cals.arizona.edu or (602) 827-8206.

Location: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension office, 4341 East Broadway Road, Phoenix [ Map ]

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018
Watering and Controller Programming
Phoenix

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: When you learn correct watering techniques and take an active role in the proper management of your home irrigation system, you will see amazing health benefits trickle down through your garden. Jeff Lee shares the details of irrigation-controller programming through hands-on exercises with controller models in the classroom. Limit 20.

Cost: Regular Price: $44.00 Member Price: $35.00

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin, Phoenix [ Map ]

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Phoenix

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn the basics of proper pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, three types of pruning cuts and some common pruning mistakes. Class includes a pruning demonstration. Instructed by John Eisenhower, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. July and August programs instructed by Luana Vargas, ISA Board Certified Master Aborist. Limit 30.

Cost: Regular Price: $44.00 Member Price: $35.00

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin, Phoenix [ Map ]

Monday, Jul 30, 2018
H2O Magic Show
Glendale

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Free H2O Magic Show! Did you know that the water cycle continuously moves water around this great blue planet? Magician Richard Steele will amaze you with his magic and trivia about the water cycle and conservation. This program is sponsored by the Glendale Water Services Department to encourage our customers to be water wise. Seating is limited – first-come, first-served!

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation/documents/H20MagicShow2018.pdf

More information and to register: (623) 930-3550 or astahley@glendaleaz.com

Location: Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale [ Map ]

Friday, Aug 10, 2018
SHADE 2018
Phoenix

Time:

Audience: Professionals

Description: Meet the Experts and Learn New Industry Trends. Gain quality education while earning CEUs with top-notch speakers from the green industry. 6 Different Tracks and 30 Sessions Including: "Weed Control Strategies For Commercial Nursery And Greenhouse Production"Steve Larson, Bayer CropScience, "Pollinators...From Trend To Cultural Shift" Nicholas Staddon, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery, "Drip Irrigation Efficiency: Fact Or Fiction?" Jeff Lee, Town of Gilbert, "Common And Exotic Insect Pests Of Trees And Shrubs" Peter Warren, Garden Sage Consulting, LLC.

Cost: $99 Per Person Until July 1 ($125 per person after July 1)

Website: https://azna.org/page-18143

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix [ Map ]

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Phoenix

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn the basics of proper pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, three types of pruning cuts and some common pruning mistakes. Class includes a pruning demonstration. Instructed by John Eisenhower, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. July and August programs instructed by Luana Vargas, ISA Board Certified Master Aborist. Limit 30.

Cost: Regular Price: $44.00 Member Price: $35.00

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin, Phoenix [ Map ]

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018
Vegetable Gardening in Containers and Raised Beds
Glendale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Don’t let a small yard limit your vegetable gardening opportunities. Growing plants in containers and raised beds is a great way to make the most out of small spaces. Pam Perry, Maricopa County Master Gardener, will talk about the different types of containers and raised beds, soil amendments, plants, and watering requirements.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation/documents/Fall2018GreenLivingSeriesClassFlyer.pdf

More information and to register: REGISTER AT: 623-930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

Location: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale [ Map ]

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
Year-Round Color in the Desert
Glendale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Get year-round color in your landscape by knowing the blooming seasons of different Arizona-friendly plants. Kirti Mathura, author of “The Arizona Low-Desert Flower Garden,” will showcase dozens of colorful, water-wise plants that will complement your existing landscape. Let your yard shine in technicolor all year long!

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation/documents/Fall2018GreenLivingSeriesClassFlyer.pdf

More information and to register: REGISTER AT: 623-930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

Location: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale [ Map ]