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, Feb 05, 2022
Before You Lose the Lawn
Glendale

Time: 10 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

Audience: Residents

Description: Are you ready to say goodbye to your water-thirsty lawn forever? Explore different options for removing grass and designing and installing an attractive, Arizona-friendly landscape. Jack Gilcrest is a Landscape Architect and instructor for the Desert Botanical Garden’s Desert Landscape School and The Design School at ASU.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/before-you-lose-the-lawn-in-person-tickets-199459628117?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for this Green Living Series class!

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

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022
Rainwater Harvesting
Tempe

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Explore the benefits of harvesting rainwater and best practices that can help you get started.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops/online-workshop-registration

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register to any of the Tempe Sustainable Workshop Series.

Location: Online Event, , Tempe [ Map ]

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022
Desert-Friendly Landscapes for Beginners
Glendale

Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Audience: Residents

Description: Are you new to the Valley or have a newfound interest in desert plants? Discover common misconceptions associated with desert gardening and the fundamentals for watering, fertilizing, and pruning. Kirti Mathura, garden author, has over 17 years of experience working at the Desert Botanical Garden and is currently the Program Coordinator for Smartscape at the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desert-friendly-landscapes-for-beginners-zoom-tickets-198380259697?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for this Green Living Series class!

Location: Virtual Class, Zoom, Glendale [ Map ]

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022
Spring Vegetable Gardening
Peoria

Time: 9 am

Audience: Residents

Description: Nothing is tastier than a fresh meal made from homegrown vegetables. Learn what plants do the best here and some gardening dos and don'ts for Arizona that will help your plants thrive and provide this spring.

Cost: Free

Website: https://cityofpeoriaaz.perfectmind.com/24267/Marketing/BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?calendarId=134d041b-50f8-424d-9a03-0014e90b233f&widgetId=15f6af07-39c5-473e-b053-96653f77a406&embed=False

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for Peoria's Green Living Sustainable University courses or call (623) 773-7137.

Location: Rio Vista Rec Center, 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria [ Map ]

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2022
DIY Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshoot, and Repair
Glendale

Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Audience: Residents

Description: Irritated with your irrigation system? Jonathan Manning, certified Arborist and local Nurseryman, will share information about how to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair common issues with sprinklers, drip, and bubblers.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-irrigation-maintenance-troubleshoot-and-repair-zoom-tickets-199456147707?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for this Green Living Series class!

Location: Virtual Class, Zoom, Glendale [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022
Tour the Desert Fusion Garden
Peoria

Time: 9 am

Audience: Residents

Description: Come take a tour of the Peoria Fusion Demonstration Garden with city staff as we talk about the benefits of xeriscaping and show examples of design and desert plant selection.

Cost: Free

Website: https://cityofpeoriaaz.perfectmind.com/24267/Marketing/BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?calendarId=134d041b-50f8-424d-9a03-0014e90b233f&widgetId=15f6af07-39c5-473e-b053-96653f77a406&embed=False

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for Peoria's Green Living Sustainable University courses or call (623) 773-7137.

Location: Peoria Xeriscape Garden, 8401 W Monroe Ave, Peoria [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022
Irrigation 101: Control Your Controller
Glendale

Time: 10 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

Audience: Residents

Description: Gone are the days of being intimidated by your irrigation controller. It’s time to take control! Jonathan Manning, certified Arborist and local Nurseryman, will explain how to efficiently water your landscape. Participants will receive hands-on experience with programming by practicing with an irrigation controller in class.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irrigation-101-control-your-controller-in-person-tickets-199921890757?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for this Green Living Series class!

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

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022
Right Tree, Right Place
Tempe

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Learn about landscape trees that enhance the Arizona desert landscape. Explore best practices in selecting and planting new trees.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.tempe.gov/government/municipal-utilities/water/water-conservation/workshops/online-workshop-registration

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register to any of the Tempe Sustainable Workshop Series.

Location: Online Event, , Tempe [ Map ]

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022
The Best Small Desert Trees
Peoria

Time: 9 am

Audience: Residents

Description: How big of a tree do you need? A tree that is too big for its location will eventually lead to the damage of surrounding sidewalks, neighbor disputes, and eventually the huge cost of removal. In this class, a certified arborist will go over small to moderate tree options that work with our climate including photos, pros, cons, and tips on special care.

Cost: Free

Website: https://cityofpeoriaaz.perfectmind.com/24267/Marketing/BookMe4BookingPages/BookingCoursesPage?calendarId=134d041b-50f8-424d-9a03-0014e90b233f&widgetId=15f6af07-39c5-473e-b053-96653f77a406&embed=False

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for Peoria's Green Living Sustainable University courses or call (623) 773-7137.

Location: Rio Vista Rec Center, 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria [ Map ]

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022
Basics of Seed Saving
Glendale

Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Audience: Residents

Description: Saving seeds is easy, exciting, and encourages well-adapted plants. Learn about collection methods and the best seeds to save to ensure healthy, true-to-type plants. Melissa Kruse-Peeples is a certified Master Gardener with the Maricopa County Master Gardeners program, Program Coordinator for ASU Garden Commons, and former Seed Educator with Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-seed-saving-zoom-tickets-199457953107?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

More information and to register: Follow the link above to register for this Green Living Series class!

Location: Virtual Class, Zoom, Glendale [ Map ]