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, Mar 27, 2019
Desert Plants and Pruning 101
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Have you ever been curious how to pick out, plant, and maintain healthy plants? What about learning pruning basics like general tips and a pruning schedule specific to desert plants? Join Landscape Designer Jo Miller and demystify desert plants and pruning.

Cost: Free

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

More information and to register: For more information and to register, please visit Scottsdale Water online at https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops or by phone (480) 312-5650

Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
Maximize Your Irrigation System
Gilbert

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Before you abandon your old irrigation system and install a brand new one, attend this class. We all know that having a well-designed irrigation system is important in order to use water wisely as well as to keep the landscape healthy. And in most cases, we end up with whatever was installed. Often that means we have irrigation systems that perform poorly, and we have to overwater to ensure the plants and grass look healthy. In this class we will teach you how to identify the problems in your current system and what to do about them. You may be surprised, ripping out the old system and starting over from scratch is rarely needed.

Cost: Free, but registration is required

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

More information and to register: To register: Please call (480) 503-6098 and select option 5, or visit gilbertaz.gov/waterworkshops

Location: Southeast Regional Library - Assembly Room, 775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert [ Map ]

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019
Water-Wise Gardening
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Saving water, even in desert conditions, isn’t hard if you’re smart about it. Join Master Gardener Carol Stuttard to learn some of the simple, inexpensive and low-tech gardening strategies of water-wise gardening. Learn how to select, plant and care for vegetables, herbs, fruits and citrus for a bountiful harvest.

Cost: Free

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

More information and to register: For more information and to register, please visit Scottsdale Water online at https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops or by phone (480) 312-5650

Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
Xeriscape Garden Tour
Scottsdale

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take a walking tour (2 miles) through the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park. See water-thrifty plants in action and have your desert plant questions answered by an expert.

Cost: Free

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

More information and to register: For more information and to register, please visit Scottsdale Water online at https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/water/workshops or by phone (480) 312-5650

Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park, 8111 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale [ Map ]

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019
How Does the Drought Impact Avondale?
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Come and learn where your water comes from, how it gets to your home and how the current drought impacts you and your neighbors.

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 ]

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2019
Landscaping with Arizona Natives
Chandler

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: New to the Valley, or just haven’t met your “neighbors”? Get to know the natives. Learn about some of the plants that have called the Sonoran Desert and adjacent areas their home for millennia, many of which can create a beautiful, low-maintenance, and low-water-use landscape in this challenging environment.

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 ]

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019
"Scentsational" Gardening
Glendale

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Do you love fragrant flowers and foliage that pleases the senses and enhances the character of your landscape? If so, we’ve got the class for you! Kirti Mathura, Master Gardener, will provide an overview of Arizona-friendly plants that will add enchanting scents to your 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 ]

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019
Desert Lawn Care
Chandler

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn practical advice for maintaining a healthy, beautiful, and water-efficient lawn.

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 ]

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
Mantenimiento de Plantas – la Técnica de Podar Arboles y Arbustos
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Se descutira como desarollar una eficiente metodología de poda y aprender una apropriada técnica para cortar las ramas de arboles y arbustos.

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, Apr 25, 2019
Do It Yourself Sprinkler System Design & Installation
Chandler

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to design, install and operate an efficient sprinkler system. You'll also explore the latest innovations in water efficient lawn watering equipment.

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 ]