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

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018
Landscape Design with Water in Mind
Glendale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Proper planning is vital to any design project. Learn the basic principles of how to create an attractive and Arizona-friendly landscape. Get hands-on experience creating a landscape design that is tailored to your yard by incorporating sun, shade, wind, and water elements. The best landscape plans work with Mother Nature.

Cost: Free with registration

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 ]

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
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 - Registration is required

Website: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation-/outdoor-conservation/landscape-classes

More information and to register: Please register at eavila@avondale.org or by calling Esmie Avila at 623.333.4422.

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

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
Rainwater Harvesting
Scottsdale

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Design an earth-friendly yard using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Bring a plan of your property to use during the class.

Cost: Free with registration

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

More information and to register: Register at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search "workshops."

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

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018
The Nature of Design - Rainwater Harvesting; creating water and energy efficient landscapes
Avondale

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Looking for advice on landscape design and/or small space renovations? This class will focus on landscape design that work for arid regions and will include easy and proper plant placement and water harvesting techniques. Each attendee will leave with a good start on their specific landscape design.

Cost: Free with registration. Advanced registration required.

Website: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation-/outdoor-conservation/landscape-classes

More information and to register: Register at eavila@avondale.org or by calling Esmie Avila at (623) 333-4422

Location: Avondale Civic Center Library - Zane Room, 11350 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale [ Map ]

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
"Smart" Irrigation Controllers
Chandler

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how these controllers automatically adjust your irrigation schedule based on actual site and water conditions, prevent irrigation when it rains, apply more water to your landscape during unexpected hot and dry spells, and can help save up to 30% on your landscape watering. Rebates of up to $250 are available.

Cost: Free to Chandler utility customers.

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: Chandler TechShop, 249 E. Chicago St. , Chandler [ Map ]

Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
Pruning Basics
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: This introductory 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 with registration. Advanced registration required.

Website: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation-/outdoor-conservation/landscape-classes

More information and to register: Register at eavila@avondale.org or by calling Esmie Avila at (623) 333-4422

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

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
Vegetable Gardening in the Low Desert
Glendale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: There’s nothing tastier than fresh vegetables grown from your own garden. The low desert is great for water-wise gardening year-round since there are two growing seasons. This class will cover soil preparation, plant selection, and plant care. Now you can grow your veggies and eat them, too.

Cost: Free with registration

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 ]

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
Mantenimiento de plantas - riego y poda
Avondale

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Esta clase sera la base para entender la relación entre plantas, suelos y agua. Dividiendo el mantenimiento de plantas del desierto en dos categorías riego y poda. Se descutira la serie de mecanismos que la planta utiliza para regular el uso de agua y como desarrollar una eficiente metodologia de poda y aprender una apropriada técnica para cortar las ramas.

Cost: Gratis con matricula

Website: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation-/outdoor-conservation/landscape-classes

More information and to register: Registrar a eavila@avondale.org

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

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
Learn to Prune: Trees
Scottsdale

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn basic tree-pruning cuts and techniques from an ISA Certified Arborist in a hands-on, outdoor setting. This class fills quickly, so register early!

Cost: Free with registration

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

More information and to register: Register at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search "workshops."

Location: Scottdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park, Southeast corner of McDonald Dr. and Hayden Rd., Scottsdale [ Map ]

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Landscape Watering by the Numbers
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: If you're mystified about landscape watering, you're not alone. Watering efficiently is the easiest way to reduce your water bill. You'll discover the importance and details of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of our environment.

Cost: Free with registration. Advanced registration required.

Website: http://www.avondaleaz.gov/government/departments/public-works/water-conservation-/outdoor-conservation/landscape-classes

More information and to register: Please register at eavila@avondale.org or by calling Esmie Avila at (623) 333-4422.

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