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, Sep 28, 2019
Green Living Series: Stuck On Stylish Succulents
Glendale

Time: 10am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Agave and cacti are becoming increasingly popular in Arizona yards since these water-thrifty plants are well-suited to our arid climate and add interest to the landscape. In this “spine-tacular” class, you will learn about a diversity of agaves, cacti, and other succulents and how to properly care for them.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
Landscape Watering 101
Tempe

Time: 2pm-4:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn how to maximize your irrigation to ensure that every drop is utilized by your landscape plants with practical tips and strategies. Instructor: Jeff Lee, irrigation specialist.

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, Sep 28, 2019
Plant Survival 101
Avondale

Time: 11am-1pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Discover the top reasons why plants do not do well, what to look for at the nursery, and how to plant, properly water, and maintain healthy plants (includes pruning tips and a pruning schedule for common low desert landscape plants).

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 ]

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019
Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate your Yard
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Contour your landscape to direct rainwater to your plant. This session is all about WMG’s 3 “S”s: slow, spread, and sink. Learn how to use passive rainwater harvesting to create 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. You'll leave this session with: Rain garden sizing and placement

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-phoenix-hydrate-your-yard

More information and to register: RSVP at watershedmg.org/hydrate. Additional questions? Contact Ryan Wood, WMG Program Manager at (602)618-6650

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 03, 2019
Plant Something and learn how much and how often to water!
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take control of your landscape watering with step-by-step instructions. You’ll get hands-on practice setting the timer on an irrigation controller.

Cost: FREE

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

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

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

Saturday, Oct 05, 2019
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 ]

Wednesday, Oct 09, 2019
Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate your Plants
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Create a beautiful landscape with native plants and trees How can you create a beautiful, lush landscape while conserving water? We'll show you how to select native plants to build wildlife habitat, shade your home, and create an appealing landscape for your yard. If you're looking for the best trees and plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, bloom bright with color, or cool off your home with shade, we've got you covered. You'll leave this session with: Plant plan for your home – type, location, and benefits of native plants you will use.

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-phoenix-hydrate-your-plants

More information and to register: RSVP at watershedmg.org/hydrate. Additional questions? Contact Ryan Wood, WMG Program Manager at (602)618-6650

Location: Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix [ Map ]

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens
Gilbert

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Residential landscapes can be great wildlife habitat. If you are interested in beautiful blooms that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, this class is for you. We’ll explore the numerous options for a colorful yard that is also water thrifty. The bonus is that you will attract nature’s pollinators. Depending on the time of year and what you plant, you can attract different types of hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. Arizona is lucky to have a diverse array of plants and wildlife.

Cost: FREE

Website: gilbertaz.gov/waterworkshops

More information and to register: (480) 503-6098 - Select Option 5

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

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Plant Something and select the right plant for the right place!
Scottsdale

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Choosing plants that are just right for your yard is the key to successful landscaping in the desert. Discover how from an expert!

Cost: FREE

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

More information and to register: Call 480-312-5650 or email Water Operations - CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

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

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Pruning for Beauty and Health
Avondale

Time: 6pm-8pm

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/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 ]