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, Sep 26, 2018
Landscape for Maintenance
Phoenix

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: The amount of maintenance that your landscape requires comes down to its design and the types of plants used. Join "AZ Plant Lady" Noelle Johnson as she demonstrates tips and techniques for creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape that requires minimal upkeep, and learn quick fixes and how to avoid a few common mistakes. Limit 30.

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

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1245

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

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

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
Maximize Your Irrigation Efficiency
Chandler

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8.45 P.M.

Audience: Residents

Description: Are you puzzled by the irrigation system installed by the builder or previous owner? Learn how to identify the performance robbing problems in your system and what to do about them. You may be surprised, ripping out the old system and starting over is rarely needed.

Cost: Free with registration.

Website: http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/water or call 480-782-3580.

Location: ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 E. Chicago Street, Chandler [ Map ]

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
Growing fruit trees in the desert
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: From exotic to native fruits this class describes over 20 different types of fruit in detail. Discussion will cover water, fertilizer, pollination, fruit thinning and planting tips.

Cost: Free with registration.

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation

More information and to register: Advanced registration is required, as space is limited and class can be canceled due to low registration. Please register at eavila@avondaleaz.gov or by calling Avondale Public Works at 623.333.4400.

Location: Avondale City Hall Building, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive , Avondale [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 04, 2018
Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens
Gilbert

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Residential landscapes can be great wildlife habitat. If you are interested in beautiful blooms that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, this class is for you. We’ll explore the numerous options for a colorful yard that is also water thrifty. The bonus is that you will attract nature’s pollinators. Depending on the time of year and what you plant, you can attract different types of hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. Arizona is lucky to have a diverse array of plants and wildlife.

Cost: Free - Registration is required

Website: https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments/public-works/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Southeast Regional Library Assembly/Shakespeare Room, 775 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert [ Map ]

Saturday, Oct 06, 2018
Creating a Desert Lush Landscape Part 2
Tempe

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn the basics of designing a home landscape that is attractive, functional, and sustainable. Struggling with plant selection, plant combination, or how to make the most of your landscape space? Over two workshop sessions, participants will learn about the landscape design process, principles, and techniques from design concept to finished landscapes. Concepts will be useful to those creating a new landscape or renovating an existing one. Class participants are encouraged to bring their own yard layouts. Designing in harmony with the Sonoran Desert will be emphasized. This is part 2 of a two part class, and it will cover the principals and design aspects of a desert-friendly landscape.

Cost: Free for residents.

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit website to register. Registering for each class is easy through the new WaterSmart Portal services and forms page. If you need help registering in the WaterSmart Portal, feel free to call Customer Services at 480-350-8361.

Location: SRP Education Center at the Eisendrath House Complex, 1400 N. College Ave., Tempe [ Map ]

Saturday, Oct 06, 2018
Water 101
Phoenix

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn more about where your water comes from, how water gets to us, how we use water, where it goes to and how Phoenix is planning for the future.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/resourcesconservation/workshops

More information and to register: To register for a class, visit phoenix.gov/water or call (602) 261-8367. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits.

Location: Desert Sage Library, 7602 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix [ Map ]

Saturday, Oct 06, 2018
Landscaping in Small Spaces
Scottsdale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Do you have a space in your yard that is narrow, shady or near a pool and you just can’t seem to find something that grows? Learn how to select and care for plants that will thrive in small or otherwise challenging areas with Jo Miller!

Cost: Free to Scottsdale Water customers.

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018
Set Your Water Timer
Goodyear

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Is your irrigation controller controlling you? High water bills? Landscape looking bad? Well, take control of your controller and learn how to set it correctly and change it seasonally for your particular plants and soil type. Taught by Jonathan Manning, Certified Arborist.

Cost: Free

Website: http://www.goodyearaz.gov/government/departments-divisions-a-z/public-works/water-conservation/free-conservation-classes

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Training Room at the Public Works Admin Building, 4980 S. 157th Ave., Goodyear [ Map ]

Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018
Drab to Fab: Landscape Revitalization
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Is your yard in need of a make-over? Want to go from drab to fab? Landscape designer, Jo Miller, has tips and tricks that will get you started revitalizing and rejuvenating your landscaping.

Cost: Free to Scottsdale Water customers.

Website: https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops

More information and to register: Visit website to register.

Location: Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
Vegetable Gardening thru the Seasons
Chandler

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. Learn the importance and details of soil preparation and how to work with the challenges of our climate. Proper planting seasons and strategies, growing in raised beds and resources for seeds will be covered in this informative workshop.

Cost: Free with registration.

Website: http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/water or call 480-782-3580.

Location: ASU Chandler Innovation Center, 249 E. Chicago Street, Chandler [ Map ]