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, Jan 24, 2019
Vegetable Gardening
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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/showdocument?id=9944

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 or Avondale Civic Center Library, 11465 W Civic Center Drive or 11350 W Civic Center Drive, Avondale [ Map ]

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
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, Certified Arborist. Limit 25.

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

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

More information and to register: Visit www.dbg.org or https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265 to register online for course

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

Monday, Jan 28, 2019
Color Gardens
Phoenix

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Harness the colors of vibrant desert-adapted plants for a garden that delights the eye. "AZ Plant Lady" Noelle Johnson shows how to incorporate color throughout your outdoor space using plants, garden art and other elements. She also covers plant placement and how to combine colors for maximum effect. Limit 30.

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

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

More information and to register: Visit www.dbg.org or https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265 to register online for course

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

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019
Smartscape 101 - Spring 2019
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 entire course series)

Website: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2546881

More information and to register: Visit www.smartscape.org for more information and register at bit.ly/SmartscapeS19. Contact Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions at smartscape@cals.arizona.edu or (602) 827-8206.

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

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019
Succulents for the Landscape
Phoenix

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Whether planted in the ground or potted in containers, succulents make a stunning addition to any landscape. Learn to care for and maintain healthy, vibrant succulents purchased from the store or grown from seeds, cuttings or divisions. Instructed by Angelica Elliott, program development manager at the Garden. Limit 20.

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

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

More information and to register: Visit www.dbg.org or https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265 to register online for course

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

Thursday, Feb 07, 2019
Pruning for Beauty and Health
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Class covers the basics of pruning to keep your green investments healthy, functional and looking great. Learn the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure. After this class, you will be ready to prune your trees and shrubs with confidence.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.avondaleaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=9944

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 or Avondale Civic Center Library, 11465 W Civic Center Drive or 11350 W Civic Center Drive, Avondale [ Map ]

Thursday, Feb 07, 2019
Smart Irrigation Controllers
Chandler

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to save up to 30% of your landscape water by using a self-adjusting smart irrigation controller. These controllers can adjust irrigation schedules based on specific site and weather conditions. Rebate of up to $250 is available.

Cost: All workshops/classes are free of charge to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required as space is limited.

Website: https://www.chandleraz.gov/residents/water/water-conservation/education-and-resources/landscaping-and-irrigation-workshops

More information and to register: Register online at chandleraz.gov/waterconservation. Questions? Contact the Water Conservation Office at conserve@chandleraz.gov or (480) 782-3589.

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

Saturday, Feb 09, 2019
Desert Plant Survival: A Beginner's Guide
Glendale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Getting plants to thrive in the low desert takes more than luck; it takes proper plant selection, installation, watering, and maintenance. Jo Miller, Landscape Designer, will cover the basics on how to create a hardy, healthy, and harmonious landscape.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.glendaleaz.com/WaterConservation/classesandeducation.cfm

More information and to register: Register at: (623) 930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

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

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019
Aloes for Desert Landscapes
Phoenix

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Discover the many varieties of aloes-beyond aloe vera-that are best suited to harsh desert summers. Discuss placement, sun tolerance, frost hardiness and watering needs. If properly selected, you can have something in bloom all year. Instructed by Starr Urbatsch, manager of the Agavaceae, Aloaceae and non-cactus succulent plant collections at the Garden. Limit 30.

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

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

More information and to register: Visit www.dbg.org or https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265 to register online for course

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

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019
Growing Milkweeds
Phoenix

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Asclepias, or milkweeds, are vital host plants for queen and monarch butterfly larvae. The flowers they produce provide nectar for a number of insects such as bees, wasps and beetles. Learn which milkweeds can be successfully grown in the low desert and the best way to propagate them. Asclepias seed and cuttings will be provided. Instructed by Natalie Melkonoff and Steve Blackwell, program coordinators for the Great Milkweed Grow Out at the Garden. Limit 30.

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

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

More information and to register: Visit www.dbg.org or https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?cid=1265 to register online for course

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