February 28, 2017

Gardening in the Sonoran Desert

Learn more about gardening do’s and don’ts in the unique Sonoran Desert – from selecting plants, shrubs and trees to caring for them and being water-conscious. Course taught by Master Gardener Kris Coates.

Date: February 28, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Anthem Civic Building, Room 4
Phone: 480.689.6624
Address:
3701 W. Anthem Way , Anthem, AZ, 85086, United States
Cost: Free

Free Landscape Workshop – Water Wise Edible Gardening

Take advantage of this timely workshop to get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. You’ll discover the importance and details of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of our environment. Taught by a Master Gardener, you’ll learn how to select, plant and care for vegetables / herbs / fruits and citrus for a home grown harvest.

Classes are free but you must register – http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

Date: February 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Venue: Chandler TechShop
Phone: 480-782-3580
Address:
249 E Chicago St., Chandler, AZ, 85225, United States
Cost: Free

March 2, 2017

Green Living Magazine Launch Party

You’re Invited to Green Living Magazine’s March Issue Launch Party!

Join us at the new Benedictine University in Mesa for a night of fun and networking!
Thursday, March 2
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Our parties aren’t just to promote the latest issue of Green Living — they exist to promote community. From advertisers to readers, we love bringing together like-minded individuals to network as a sustainable community. Join us for a night of eco-consciousness, good conversation, and fun!

Meet and mingle with like-minded people in the green industry, enter to win eco-friendly door prizes and enjoy appetizers and drinks from local vendors. Donate to our 50/50 raffle benefiting local nonprofit A New Leaf.

RSVP here: greenlivingaz.com/party

We’ll see you there!

Host: Benedictine University at Mesa

Title Sponsor: City of Mesa

Date: March 2, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Benedictine University
Phone: 480-644-3334
Address:
225 E Main, Mesa, AZ, United States
Cost: $10-$12

March 4, 2017

SRP Water Conservation Expo

  • Learn how to save water and money.
  • Meet Dave the Garden Guy and learn about low-water-use landscape.
  • Get advice from landscape professionals.
  • Find out about water conservation products and programs.
  • Enjoy activities for the whole family.

Visit the expo and purchase a Rain Bird ESP-SMTe smart irrigation controller for $50 plus tax (retail value $314.15). Customers who attend the expo can receive a water-saving Niagara showerhead while supplies last ($14.99 value).

Register to attend at srpnet.com/expo or by call (602) 236-3333.

Date: March 4, 2017 8:00 am
Venue: SRP PERA Club
Phone: 602.236.3333
Address:
1 E Continental Dr, Tempe, AZ, 85281, United States
Cost: Free

March 7, 2017

Free Landscape Workshop – Pruning & Maintaining Your Landscape

Trees and shrubs are the most important living elements of your landscape. Join an ISA certified arborist for this introductory presentation to learn the basics of pruning to keep your investments healthy, functional and looking great. You will learn the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and when to use them, as well as how to avoid the two worst pruning mistakes. You will leave this program ready to prune your own trees and shrubs with confidence and effectiveness.

Classes are free, but you must register – http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

Date: March 7, 2017 6:30 pm
Venue: Chandler TechShop
Phone: 480-782-3580
Address:
249 E Chicago St., Chandler, AZ, 85225, United States
Cost: Free

March 8, 2017

Growing Fruits in the Desert

An in depth discussion of many types of fruit adapted to growing in the Sonoran desert.   Learn tips on cultivation, from planting to pollinating to creating micro climates, for a successful harvest. Instructor: John Manning

Date: March 8, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Rio Vista Recreation Center
Phone: 623-773-8600
Address:
8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ, 85381, United States
Cost: Free

March 9, 2017

Irrigation Parts & Repair

A properly designed and installed irrigation system uses the least amount of water while keeping plants healthy. Unfortunately, most of us keep whatever system the builder or previous owner installed, and too often that means a system that performs poorly and uses too much water. Learn how to identify and correct problems and maximize the efficiency of your irrigation without having to replace your old system.
Speaker: Jonathan Manning, Certified Arborist, Tree farmer at Elgin Tree Farm

Date: March 9, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Avondale City Hall
Phone: 623.333.4422
Address:
11465 W. Civic Center Dr., Avondale, AZ, 85323, United States
Cost: Free

March 11, 2017

Welcome Wildlife to Your Garden

Everyone needs a home and desert wildlife are no different. An emerging trend in urban gardening is a return back to our desert roots through the use of native plants and sustainable landscape practices. If you build it (habitat) they (wildlife) will come! Give desert wildlife a new lease on life and in your garden by creating a welcoming habitat.

Register at: 623-930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

Date: March 11, 2017 10:00 am
Venue: Glendale Main Library
Address:
5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ, 85302, United States
Cost: Free

March 14, 2017

Find and Fix Leaks Leaks

Learn how to find and fix leaks that could be draining your budget. 

Did you know?

According to the EPA, the average household loses more than 10,000 gallons of water each year through leaks – the same amount of water needed to wash 280 loads of laundry, take 600 showers or meet the average family’s water needs for a month. Some water leaks are slow and difficult to detect, yet even the smallest leaks can add up quickly. Fortunately, most leaks are easy to find if you know where to look!

This class is free but you must register as space is limited. Please register by following this link.

Date: March 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Phoenix Public Library: Burton Barr Central
Address:
1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Cost: Free

March 15, 2017

Find and Fix Leaks Leaks

Learn how to find and fix leaks that could be draining your budget. 

Did you know?

According to the EPA, the average household loses more than 10,000 gallons of water each year through leaks – the same amount of water needed to wash 280 loads of laundry, take 600 showers or meet the average family’s water needs for a month. Some water leaks are slow and difficult to detect, yet even the smallest leaks can add up quickly. Fortunately, most leaks are easy to find if you know where to look!

This class is free but you must register as space is limited. Please register by following this link.

Date: March 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Phoenix Public Library: Desert Sage
Address:
7602 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ, 85035, United States
Cost: Free