January 19, 2017

Vegetable Gardening

Take advantage of this timely workshop to get your garden growing and learn strategies to overcome the challenges of our environment.  Class will cover planting seasons and watering.

Speaker:  Kirti Mathura, Horticulturist, Garden Author and Master Gardener

Date: January 19, 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

January 26, 2017

Butterfly Gardens

What could be more enchanting than colorful butterflies fluttering through your garden?  Discover habitat needs and the best plants to incorporate into your landscape for attracting adult butterflies, as well as plants that allow them to complete their life cycle.

Speaker:  Kirti Mathura, Horticulturist, Garden Author and Master Gardener

Date: January 26, 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

February 2, 2017

Pruning Basics

This introductory class covers the basics of pruning to keep your green investments healthy, functional and looking great. Learn the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure.   After this class, you will be ready to prune your trees and shrubs with confidence.

Speaker:  Cathy Rymer, Master Gardener, Certified Arborist

Date: February 2, 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

February 4, 2017

Desert Edibles

The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the world with more than 2,000 native plant species. At one time, many of these plants were important sources of food and medicine for indigenous people. Get a whole new appreciation for desert-adapted plants by learning about which ones are good to eat.
* Please keep in mind that information shared in this class does not constitute medical or dietary advice.

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

Date: February 4, 2017 10:00 am
Venue: Glendale Main Library
Address:
5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ, 85302, United States
Cost: Free

February 8, 2017

Nature of Landscape Design – Part I

Learn design basics to jump start your landscape makeover. Landscape professional Jo Miller uses a hands-on approach to guide you through designing your yard while sharing tips and techniques (such a water micro-basins) that work with nature and our unique desert environments.

Date: February 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

February 16, 2017

Fruit Trees in the Desert

From exotic to native fruits this class describes over 20 different types of fruit in detail. Discussion will cover water, fertilizer, pollination, fruit thinning and planting tips.
Speaker: Jonathan Manning, Certified Arborist, Tree farmer at Elgin Tree Farm

Date: February 16, 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

February 18, 2017

Rainwater Harvesting

Earth-friendly yard design advice using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Bring a plan of your property to use during the class.

Date: February 18, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: Civic Center Library
Phone: 480.312.7323
Address:
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, United States
Cost: Free

February 22, 2017

Cacti & Succulents for Desert Gardens

Get familiar with a wide variety of cacti and succulents that can add beauty and interest to your desert landscape. These plants are drought tolerant and low maintenance, yet provide a range of color, texture, and size – who could ask for more? Learn how to use them for maximum effect in your garden.

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

Date: February 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Glendale Main Library
Address:
5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ, 85302, United States
Cost: Free

February 23, 2017

Landscape Watering by the Numbers

If you’re mystified about landscape watering, you’re not alone.  Watering efficiently is the easiest way to reduce your water bill.  You’ll discover the importance and details of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of our environment

Speaker:  Cathy Rymer, Master Gardener, Certified Irrigation Auditor

Date: February 23, 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

February 24, 2017

Plant Care in the Desert

Proper watering, fertilizing and other maintenance techniques to help your landscape thrive. This class will include care of frost-bitten plants.

Date: February 24, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: Civic Center Library
Phone: 480.312.5473
Address:
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85281, United States
Cost: Free