September 28, 2017

Free Irrigation Workshop – “Smart” Irrigation Controllers

How smart is your irrigation controller? Chances are the answer is not too smart. A new generation of products are available that will automatically adjust your irrigation schedule based on actual site and weather conditions. These controllers can prevent irrigation when it rains, apply more water to your landscape during unexpected hot and dry spells, and automatically adjust watering to reduce runoff from slopes. Learn how this new technology can help save up to 30% on your landscape watering.

There are many different brands and models of these new smart controllers and choosing the right one can be confusing. This class will show you how the different models work and how they are set up so you can feel confident you’ll choose the best one for your landscape needs. Get ready to ask questions and collect your rebate – up to $250 is available!

Class is free but you must register online at http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

Date: September 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Chandler TechShop
Phone: 480-782-3580
Address:
249 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ, 85225, United States
Cost: Free

October 5, 2017

Free Talk: Economic Value of Green: Knowledge is EmPOWERing

Local industry experts will speak about energy efficiency as it relates
to construction, building codes, energy audits, the HERS index, gaining
more value for appraisals, marketing and selling homes with energy
efficient features for the highest possible sale value, where to start first
when retrofitting a home with energy efficient features, and how to add
green features to a mortgage. If you’re considering retrofitting your
home for energy efficient features, learn which features will add the
best ROI and what features might be important for you in your home.

Date: October 5, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Granite Reef Senior Center
Phone: 480.312.1700
Address:
1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85257, United States
Cost: Free

October 7, 2017

The 123’s of Landscape Watering

Protect your landscape investment by knowing how to properly water your
plants. Learn about the basic components of an irrigation system and how to
use an irrigation timer. Receive the “Landscape Watering by the Numbers”
guide that takes you through how much, how long, and how often to water
your plants.

Please Register at (623)930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

Date: October 7, 2017 10:00 am
Venue: Glendale Main Library
Phone: 6239303760
Address:
5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ, 85302, United States
Cost: Free

October 10, 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.

Class is free, but you must register at http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

Date: October 10, 2017 6:30 pm
Venue: Chandler TechShop
Phone: 480-782-3580
Address:
249 E Chicago St, Chandle, AZ, 85225, United States
Cost: Free

October 12, 2017

Free landscape workshop: 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.

Email eavila@avondale.org or call Esmie Avila at 623.333.4422 to register.

Date: October 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Avondale Civic Center Library
Phone: 623.333.1000
Address:
11465 W Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ, 85323, United States
Cost: Free

Free Landscaping Workshop – Rainwater Harvesting

A Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner will show you how to design an earth-friendly yard to collect or utilize rainwater from roofs, driveways, patios and sidewalks that can reduce your water consumption. This informative workshop will cover both passive and active rainwater catchment systems. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. In addition, the use of graywater on landscapes will also be covered.

Class is free but you must register online at http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

Date: October 12, 2017 6:30 pm
Venue: Chandler TechShop
Phone: 480-782-3580
Address:
249 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ, 85225, United States
Cost: Free

October 18, 2017

Free Landscape Workshop – Composting 101

Come learn the process of turning yard waste, organic food scraps and degradable recyclables into vital nutrients for your garden soil. Compost supports plant growth, helps build resistance and tolerance to disease and creates a more absorbent soil. It also reduces the need to water as frequently as well as the need for commercial soil amendments and chemical fertilizers.

Class if free, but you must register at http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=580

Date: October 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Venue: Chandler TechShop
Phone: 480-782-3580
Address:
249 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ, 85225, United States
Cost: Free

October 19, 2017

Free landscape workshop: Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies

Turn your yard into a wildlife sanctuary! Learn how to create an inviting environment for hummingbirds, butterflies and other creatures using a wonderful array of beautiful native and desert-adapted plants.

Class is free, however, please register.

Date: October 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Civic Center Library
Phone: 480.312.7323
Address:
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251, United States
Cost: Free

October 21, 2017

Create Your Own Desert Food Forest

Attention all foodies! Grow your yard and eat it, too! The Linking Edible
Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network will be teaching this class on how to create
a desert food forest in your yard. Mesquite, prickly pear, and agave are just a
handful of tasty plants that thrive in the low desert. Gain a new appreciation
of the Sonoran Desert by learning about different kinds of edible trees and
shrubs, including how to plant, harvest, and tend to them. Attendees will
receive a free desert edible plant at the end of the class (one plant per
household; first-come, first-served). Funded by the Arizona Department of
Forestry and Fire Management, and the USDA Forest Service.This institution is an
equal opportunity provider.

Please register at (623)930-3760 or greenliving@glendaleaz.com

Date: October 21, 2017 10:00 am
Venue: Glendale Main Library
Phone: 6239303760
Address:
5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ, 85302, United States
Cost: Free

Free landscape workshop: The nature of design – rainwater harvesting

Creating water and energy efficient landscapes.

Looking for advice on landscape design and/or small space renovations? This class will focus on landscape design that work for arid regions and will include easy and proper plant placement and water harvesting techniques. Each attendee will leave with a good start on their specific landscape design.

Email eavila@avondale.org or call Esmie Avila at 623.333.4422 to register.

Date: October 21, 2017 11:30 am
Venue: Avondale Civic Center Library - Zane Room
Phone: 623.333.2602
Address:
11350 W Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ, 85323, United States
Cost: Free