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

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
DBG 3rd Annual Conservation Celebration Luncheon
Phoenix

Time: 11am

Audience: Residents

Description: Each year, Desert Botanical Garden celebrates outstanding excellence, achievements and innovation in the art and science of horticulture through vision and leadership in conservation. Please join Desert Botanical Garden at the 3rd Annual Conservation Celebration luncheon to benefit the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) initiative. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Conservation Award. Please review the description and then complete the nomination form. Email application and supporting letters to: Award@dbg.org.

Cost: $150

Website: https://www.dbg.org/events/3rd-annual-conservation-celebration-luncheon/

More information and to register: Call: 480.941.1225 9 a.m.-5 p.m., or visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m.-8 p.m

Location: Dorrance Hall , 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix [ Map ]

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2020
Rainwater Harvesting 101
Tempe

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to capture rainwater by creating a series of berms, basins, and swales that will direct rainwater to beneficial use for plants while reducing flooding and erosion in your yard. These practices will slow the flow of the water, spread it across the areas where it’s needed, and sink it into the ground. Instructor: Ryan Wood, water harvesting practitioner.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit www.tempe.gov/conservation or e-mail conservation@tempe.gov or call (480) 350-8351

Location: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe [ Map ]

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
Greywater 101
Tempe

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Did you know that an average household’s laundry water produces enough greywater to support a backyard fruit tree? We’ll show you how to use a laundry-to-landscape system to recycle this greywater for use in your yard to nourish plants and reduce your municipal water usage. This session will cover best practices for greywater use and will guide you to creating a greywater action plan for your home. Instructor: Ryan Wood, water harvesting practitioner.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit www.tempe.gov/conservation or e-mail conservation@tempe.gov or call (480) 350-8351

Location: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe [ Map ]

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
HOA Landscape Management
Avondale

Time: 5pm-7pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Knowing landscape basics can assist Board Directors and Property Managers manage their landscape companies and provide beautiful landscaped spaces for their owners.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

Location: Municipal Operations Service Center, 399 E Lower Buckeye Rd, Avondale [ Map ]

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020
Landscaping for Small Spaces
Avondale

Time: 11am-1pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Do you have a small landscape area in the front and back of your home? come learn which plants will fit your space beautifully and require little maintenance.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

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

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening
Avondale

Time: 6pm-8pm

Audience: Residents

Description: What could be more enchanting than colorful butterflies fluttering through your garden? Discover habitat needs and the best plants to incorporate into your landscape for attracting adult butterflies, as well as plants that allow them to complete their life cycle.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

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

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020
Vegetable Gardening in the Desert
Avondale

Time: 6pm-8pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take advantage of this timely workshop to get your garden growing and learn strategies to overcome the challenges of our environment. Class will cover planting seasons and watering.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

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

Thursday, Feb 06, 2020
Growing Fruit in the Desert
Avondale

Time: 6pm-8pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Our unique and extreme climate in Phoenix makes growing fruit a challenge, even for those with experience in other regions. Come learn about a wide variety of rare and common fruiting plants that can thrive here locally. Jonathan Manning will share his 30 years of experience, trial and error growing fruit in the Sonoran Desert.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

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

Saturday, Feb 08, 2020
Desert Lush Landscape Design for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner : Part 1
Tempe

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to design a sustainable outdoor oasis in this two-part series. Instructor: Erin Hutton, Landscape Designer.

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops

More information and to register: Visit www.tempe.gov/conservation or e-mail conservation@tempe.gov or call (480) 350-8351

Location: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe [ Map ]

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
Tree Care
Avondale

Time: 11am-1pm

Audience: Residents

Description: This class includes how to select a tree at the nursery, the design and placement in the landscape, and the how-to of successful planting, watering and care (a discussion of a variety of low water trees and large shrubs will be provided).

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1910/768

More information and to register: Public Works Department at 623-333-4400 or email eavila@avondale.gov

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