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

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 ]

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019
DBG Home Orcharding
Phoenix

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Fruit trees take time to mature and produce fruit-so start now on your own orchard to reach that dream of a homegrown harvest. Learn to plan a backyard orchard, how to select fruit trees that thrive in the desert, and how to take advantage of the best maintenance practices. Instructed by Liz Lonetti. 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 ]

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
Green Living Series: Become Energy Smart
Glendale

Time: 6-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Are you interested in learning some simple ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency? If so, this class is for you. An SRP Outreach Specialist will share easy ways to save energy and money in your home. Glendale residents that attend the class will receive free energy- and waterefficiency devices (while supplies last)!

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 ]

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Hydrate Mesa: Hydrate With Greywater
Mesa

Time: 6pm-7:30pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Harvest greywater to complete your backyard oasis. 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. You will leave this session with: Greywater home action plan

Cost: Free

Website: https://watershedmg.org/event/hydrate-mesa-hydrate-greywater-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 ]

Friday, Aug 30, 2019
Southwest Horticulture Annual Day of Education (SHADE) 2019
Phoenix

Time: 8am

Audience: Professionals

Description:

Cost: $125

Website: https://azna.org/event-3128247

More information and to register: Contact Shayla Hyde at 480-966-1610 or shyde@azna.org

Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, 5350 E Marriot Dr., Phoenix [ Map ]

Saturday, Aug 31, 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 ]

Thursday, Sep 05, 2019
DBG Planting and Maintenance Certificate
Phoenix

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Audience: Professionals

Description: After thoughtfully planning and selecting which plant fit your landscape design, it is crucial to know how to get them in the ground and keep them thriving. In this program, students get expert training in best practices for planting and pruning, and plenty of hands-on learning opportunities. Ideal for homeowners and professionals who plan to install and care for landscape plants in the desert, including how to diagnose and treat plant disorders.

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 ]

Saturday, Sep 07, 2019
DBG Desert Plant Palette Certificate
Phoenix

Time: 10am-12pm

Audience: Professionals

Description: Using the Garden as an outdoor classroom, take advantage of our living library to learn how to identify commonly used desert plants. Insightful horticulturists with deep knowledge of the Garden's collection guide students through making informed plant selections and placements. Ideal for professionals and homeowners, this program is a building block for any desert landscaping or gardening project. Expect to learn about cacti, agaves, yuccas, trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, ornamental grasses and bulbs, herbaceous perennials and more.

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 ]

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
Green Living Series: Create Resilient Landscapes
Glendale

Time: 10am-12pm

Audience: Residents

Description: It’s survival of the fittest out there, even in your landscape. Learn about landscaping with desert-adapted plants, with special emphasis on water management. We will cover how to pick hardy plants, how to calculate the amount of water they need, and how to maintain them for a healthy and attractive landscape all year long.

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 14, 2019
Rainwater Harvesting 101
Tempe

Time: 2pm-4pm

Audience: Residents

Description: Join us for a live demonstration of rain barrel building and a discussion on the important role of rainwater harvesting in the Sonoran Desert, then go home with a FREE 55-gallon rain barrel courtesy of the Coca-Cola Swire Bottling Plant.

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 ]