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. NOTICE: Many events have transitioned to online settings for your safety-please be sure to register to reserve your spot!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct 31, 2020
Drip Irrigation System and Troubleshooting
Avondale

Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: You do not have to be an Avondale resident to participate. To follow social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, we are offering our Landscape Class Series virtually via Zoom. In order to participate you must register for this event and include an email address with your registration, so that Water Conservation staff can contact you with the Zoom login information. Please email Emsie Avila (see below) to register for the class.

Cost: Free but registration required

More information and to register: Esmie Avila 623.333.4422 Eavila@avondaleaz.gov

Location: Zoom, , Avondale [ Map ]

Monday, Nov 02, 2020
Container Gardening
Avondale

Time: 6 - 7 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: You do not have to be an Avondale resident to participate. To follow social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, we are offering our Landscape Class Series virtually via Zoom. In order to participate you must register for this event and include an email address with your registration, so that Water Conservation staff can contact you with the Zoom login information. Please email Emsie Avila (see below) to register for the class.

Cost: Free but registration required

More information and to register: Esmie Avila 623.333.4422 Eavila@avondaleaz.gov

Location: Zoom, , Avondale [ Map ]

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020
Plant a Pollinator-Friendly Yard
Glendale

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Creating pollinator-friendly spaces is becoming increasingly popular as their habitat becomes threatened. Invite pollinators and other beneficial wildlife to your garden by creating a welcoming habitat, which includes food, shelter, water, and nesting opportunities.

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Website: http://bit.ly/Pollinator4

More information and to register: Use above link to register, for additional information visit www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation

Location: Online via Zoom, , Glendale [ Map ]

Thursday, Nov 05, 2020
Maricopa Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation (3-Class Series)
Maricopa County

Time: November 5, 12, & 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Audience: Professionals

Description: Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation training builds upon the Smartscape course experience with 18 hours of rigorous, in-depth technical training for landscape professionals on the design, installation, and maintenance of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems specific to the Sonoran Desert. The course stresses irrigation efficiency and water wise use in turf and desert landscapes. Due to the rigorous pace of the classes, completion of Smartscape is a prerequisite to register for the course. Presentations will be made using the latest research-based information regarding sustainable landscaping practices. In a tough economy, such training is invaluable to landscaping businesses as competition for customers remains high. Students will receive an Advanced Smartscape training manual and the opportunity to earn Irrigation Association (IA) continuing education units and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) continuing education units. After completing the entire three-class course, students will be able to more efficiently irrigate properties with systems they design, install, and maintain by implementing the techniques and strategies taught in Advanced Smartscape. Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona and the opportunity to market themselves as Smartscape Trained Professionals by being listed in the Smartscape Online Directory. Registration is limited to the first 55 applicants, and to no more than five persons per company. The registration fee for the course (consisting of 3 classes) is $95. Seats are limited and fill fast, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. A service fee is added to all credit/debit card payments. Contact Kirti Mathura, if you wish to pay with a check. *Please note, we plan to run this course live, in person, but that might change if necessary due to COVID-19 conditions.* * Class dates are November 5,12 &19 all from 12:00pm-6:00pm*

Cost: $95 total for the series, registration required

Website: https://smartscape.org/courses/maricopa-smartscape-advanced-irrigation-2020/

More information and to register: Follow link above for registration. Contact Kirti Mathura, the Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions or concerns kmathura@arizona.edu or (602) 827-8206.

Location: In Person, University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Maricopa County [ Map ]

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020
Backyard Composting and Worms
Peoria

Time: 9 am

Audience: Residents

Description: Tired of sending food and green waste to the landfill? In this class a composting and waste expert will walk you through the benefits of composting and what items you can collect to make your own soil amendment. Worms are nature’s composters and our teacher will talk about how you can use these beneficial critters to help your compost reach the next level.

Cost: Free, link goes live after the date and time above

Website: http://www.youtube.com/digitalpeoria

More information and to register: For more info visit conservation@peoriaaz.gov. No registration required, follow link above after date and time listed

Location: Online via YouTube, , Peoria [ Map ]

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020
Vegetable Gardening 101
Avondale

Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: You do not have to be an Avondale resident to participate. To follow social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, we are offering our Landscape Class Series virtually via Zoom. In order to participate you must register for this event and include an email address with your registration, so that Water Conservation staff can contact you with the Zoom login information. Please email Emsie Avila (see below) to register for the class.

Cost: Free but registration required

More information and to register: Esmie Avila 623.333.4422 Eavila@avondaleaz.gov

Location: Zoom, , Avondale [ Map ]

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020
Water Conservation Class: Trees for Arid Yards
Goodyear

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: How big is the cute baby tree in your yard going to get? A tree that will get too big for its location can lead to many problems. Different tree species will be discussed thoroughly including photos, pros/cons, and tips on special care. Taught by Jonathan Manning, certified Arborist.

Cost: Free but registration required

Website: https://www.goodyearaz.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7588/603

More information and to register: Follow link to register

Location: Online via Zoom, , Goodyear [ Map ]

Friday, Nov 13, 2020
Green Thumb Plant Survival 101
Avondale

Time: 6 - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: You do not have to be an Avondale resident to participate. To follow social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, we are offering our Landscape Class Series virtually via Zoom. In order to participate you must register for this event and include an email address with your registration, so that Water Conservation staff can contact you with the Zoom login information. Please email Emsie Avila (see below) to register for the class.

Cost: Free but registration required

More information and to register: Esmie Avila 623.333.4422 Eavila@avondaleaz.gov

Location: Zoom, , Avondale [ Map ]

Monday, Nov 16, 2020
Scentsational Gardening
Avondale

Time: 6 - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: You do not have to be an Avondale resident to participate. To follow social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, we are offering our Landscape Class Series virtually via Zoom. In order to participate you must register for this event and include an email address with your registration, so that Water Conservation staff can contact you with the Zoom login information. Please email Emsie Avila (see below) to register for the class.

Cost: Free but registration required

More information and to register: Esmie Avila 623.333.4422 Eavila@avondaleaz.gov

Location: Zoom , , Avondale [ Map ]

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020
Water Conservation Class: Cactus for Everyone
Goodyear

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Cactus are unique and interesting gifts of the desert southwest. They deserve a place in everyone's landscape. This class will provide instruction on variety selection, planting/potting, water, pruning, fertilizer, and even propagation. Presented by Jonathan Manning, Certified Arborist.

Cost: Free but registration required

Website: https://www.goodyearaz.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7592/603

More information and to register: Follow link above

Location: Online via Zoom, , Goodyear [ Map ]