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, May 22, 2019
Hydrate Glendale Series: Hydrate Your Soils
Glendale

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Urban yards have the potential to produce well beyond their natural productivity without needing costly store products by integrating the use of typical waste streams such as greywater, stormwater, plant trimmings, and more. You’ll learn how to assess your yard’s soil type and simple ways to effectively use typical household wastes to build soil health and promote productive urban landscapes.

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/learn/classes/hydrate

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

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Hydrate Glendale Series: Hydrate Your Greywater
Glendale

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Did you know that an average household’s laundry water produces enough greywater to support a backyard fruit tree? We’ll show you how to use a laundry-to-landscape system to recycle this greywater for use in your yard to nourish plants and reduce your municipal water usage. This session will cover best practices for greywater use and will guide you to creating a greywater action plan for your home.

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/learn/classes/hydrate

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

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

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019
DBG Desert Ecology and Plant Biology Certificate
Phoenix

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Audience: Professionals

Description: For those equipped with the knowledge to see it, the arid desert bristles with abundant and diverse life. Learn the fundamentals of plant biology and desert ecology to see and identify the myriad species that live and interact in this climate, and how to create landscapes that make the most of their desert-adapted advantages. In this 20-hour program, plant experts illustrate the basics of desert plant growth, reproduction and function.

Cost: $259-$324

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1267

More information and to register: 480-481-8146, 480-481-8121 or registrar@dbg.org

Location: Desert Botanical Garden Desert Landscape School, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix [ Map ]

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019
DBG Gardens for the Desert Climate
Phoenix

Time: 3pm-5pm

Audience: Residents

Description: From its summer heat extremes to its surprise winter cold snaps, Arizona’s climate can make gardening a challenge. Fortunately, there are some plants and gardening practices that can beat the odds. Learn about some of these from expert gardener Carol Stuttard. Limit 30.

Cost: $30-$38

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1245

More information and to register: 480.481.8146, 480.481.8121or registrar@dbg.org

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

Thursday, Jun 06, 2019
Todo Sobre el Riego
Avondale

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Esta clase sera la base para entender la relación entre plantas, suelos y agua.

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 ]

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
DBG Laundry to Landscape
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-8pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Don’t let greywater go to waste with each spin cycle and shower. Learn to install a few plumbing additions that divert dirty water known as greywater from your washing machine and shower to help support your landscape watering needs. Instructed by Ryan Wood, Watershed Management Group. Limit 30.

Cost: $30-$38

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1245

More information and to register: 480.481.8146, 480.481.8121or registrar@dbg.org

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

Sunday, Jul 14, 2019
DBG Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Phoenix

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn the basics of proper pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, three types of pruning cuts and some common pruning mistakes. Class includes a pruning demonstration. Instructed by John Eisenhower, Certified Arborist. Limit 25.

Cost: $35-$44

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1245

More information and to register: 480.481.8146, 480.481.8121 or registrar@dbg.org

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

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019
DBG Plant Propagation
Phoenix

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Join the Garden's Rosa Crespo and Angelica Elliott to learn techniques for propagating plants, including how to collect and sow seeds, divide specialized structures and take cuttings. Use these skills to propagate various plant materials to take home. Discover how to succeed with both sexual and asexual propagation of various plants to enhance your garden, save money and overcome many plant-growing challenges. All materials included. Limit 15.

Cost: $40-$45

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1245

More information and to register: 480.481.8146, 480.481.8121 or registrar@dbg.org

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

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
DBG Watering and Controller Programming
Phoenix

Time: 9am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Take an active role in the health of your landscape by learning correct watering techniques and how to properly control your home irrigation system. The details of irrigation-controller programming will be demonstrated through hands-on exercises with controller models in the classroom. Instructed by Jeff Lee. Limit 20.

Cost: $35-$44

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1245

More information and to register: 480.481.8146, 480.481.8121 or registrar@dbg.org

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

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019
DBG The Making of a Gardener
Phoenix

Time: 6pm-8pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Gardens begin with digging and planting, but the real work of gardening happens between planting and harvest. Learn tips, tricks and special life skills honed by the lifelong gardener as you blossom into one yourself. Instructed by Pam Perry. Limit 30.

Cost: $30-$38

Website: https://learn.dbg.org/mainstore.asp?vid=0&cid=1245

More information and to register: 480.481.8146, 480.481.8121 or registrar@dbg.org

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