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 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 ]

Saturday, Feb 01, 2020
Vegetable Gardening in the Low Desert
Glendale

Time: 10am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: The low desert is great for water-wise vegetable gardening year-round since there are two fruitful growing seasons. This class will cover soil preparation, plant selection, and plant care.

Cost: FREE

Website: www.greenliving@glendaleaz.com

More information and to register: Call 623-930-3760 or Register at: http://bit.ly/GreenClassRegister

Location: Glendale Main Library, 5959 W Brown St, Glendale [ 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 08, 2020
Smart Irrigation Controllers
Chandler

Time: 9am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: A new generation of controller is available that automatically adjusts your irrigation schedule based on actual site and weather conditions. Learn how these controllers can prevent irrigation when it rains, apply more water to your landscape during unexpected hot and dry spells, and automatically adjust watering to reduce runoff from slopes.

Cost: FREE

Website: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=oej4dcgab&oeidk=a07egte32pe211e4c60

More information and to register: Chandler Water Conservation City of Chandler Water Conservation 480-782-3580 conserve@chandleraz.gov

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

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
Warring with Weeds
Glendale

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: The dreaded invasion of weeds into your landscape begins after the winter rains. Learn from a garden expert on how to sustainably control the weedy enemy before your entire landscape becomes a battleeld.

Cost: FREE

Website: www.greenliving@glendaleaz.com

More information and to register: Call 623-930-3760 or Register at: http://bit.ly/GreenClassRegister

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

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
Wild About Arizona
Phoenix

Time: 9am-1pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Towering saguaros, watercolor sunsets, scurrying roadrunners and more—what’s not to love about the Grand Canyon State? Join Desert Botanical Garden on this special day to celebrate being Wild About Arizona. Explore the Garden’s trails to find the creatures of Wild Rising by Cracking Art, music, live animal ambassadors and Garden play. Enjoy face painting and entertainment by Mr. Nature’s Music Garden and Music Together. Food from Voyager Bakeshop, Wander Coffee and Lua Lua is available for purchase.

Cost: Included with membership or Garden admission

Website: https://dbg.org/events/wild-about-arizona/

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

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

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
Desert Lush Landscape Design for the Do-It-Yourself Homeowner : Part 2
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 ]

Thursday, Mar 05, 2020
Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems/Landscape Watering
Avondale

Time: 6pm-8pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to identify and correct problems and maximize the efficiency of your irrigation and programming your irrigation timer.

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 ]