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

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019
Smartscape Workshops
Phoenix

Time: 3pm-6pm

Audience: Professionals

Description: Smartscape workshops are designed to provide education on the fundamentals of designing, installing, and maintaining beautiful, water-efficient landscapes. The training program is specifically for landscape industry professionals such as: landscape architects and designers, installation and maintenance supervisors and crew members, nursery employees, municipal employees, property managers, and HOA committee members.

Cost: $95 per person

Website: http://bit.ly/SmartscapeF19

More information and to register: Contact Kirti Mathura, Smartscape Program Coordinator at Smartscape@cals.arizona.edu or call 602-827-8206

Location: University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension , 4341 East Broadway Rd , 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 01, 2019
Hydrate Mesa: Hydrate Your Yard
Mesa

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Contour your landscape to direct rainwater to your plants 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-mesa-hydrate-your-yard-1

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

Location: Mesa Main Library, 64 E 1st St, Mesa [ 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 ]

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019
Hydrate Mesa: Hydrate Your Plants
Mesa

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-mesa-hydrate-your-plants-0

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

Location: Mesa Main Library, 64 E 1st St, Mesa [ Map ]

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
Hydrate Mesa: Hydrate Your Food
Mesa

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Use rain tanks to support your vegetable garden Rain tanks are like rain barrels, only upgraded: bigger, better, and your harvested rainwater lasts longer. While most rain barrels hold about 50 gallons of water, rain tanks can hold 1,000 gallons or more, capturing water from several storms and storing it for use over the course of many drier months. WMG will show you how to use rain tanks as an active form of rainwater harvesting to nourish your vegetable and herb gardens throughout the year. You will leave this session with: Action plan for size and type of tank needed to support your garden

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-mesa-hydrate-your-food-0

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

Location: Mesa Main Library, 64 E 1st St, Mesa [ Map ]

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019
DBG Growing Grapes
Phoenix

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Grapes flourish in the low desert, providing juicy treats in the summer heat and welcome shade when grown on an arbor. Discover which varieties grow best here and get tips for propagation, plant placement, supporting structures, watering, pruning and protecting your fruit. Instructed by Jeff Ho. 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 ]

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
Hydrate Mesa: Hydrate Your Soils
Mesa

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Turn waste into resources and build healthy soils 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. You will leave this session with: Soil resource plan

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-mesa-hydrate-your-soils-0

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

Location: Mesa Main Library, 64 E 1st St, Mesa [ Map ]