Chandler – Native Edible Gardens

City of Chandler Downtown Library 22 S Delaware St, Chandler, AZ, United States

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener, growing food in the desert can be difficult. This class provides advice and tips on how to grow desert edibles in your garden that adapt better to our desert climate. You'll learn how to design your garden to be water efficient, how to prep your soil, become more aware of different varieties …

Free

Queen Creek – Backyard Makeover

Town of Queen Creek Library 21802 S Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek, AZ, United States

Want to transform your backyard into an oasis or make it more child or pet-friendly? This class, taught by a local landscaping expert, will teach you easy, step-by-step methods to revamp your grass yard into a colorful, fragrant, interesting, eco-compatible and useful outdoor living space. If you are landscaping your backyard for the first time, you can glean some great …

Free

Peoria – The Best Desert Trees

Peoria Rio Vista Recreation Center 8866 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ, United States

What benefits do you most need from a tree, and what space do you have? Trees in the incorrect location can eventually lead to damage of surrounding sidewalks, neighbor disputes, and eventually the huge cost of removal. In this class, a certified arborist will go over some great desert tree options that thrive in our climate and can fit the …

Free

Glendale – Grow the Urban Forest

Glendale Main Library 5959 W Brown St, Glendale, Arizona

Trees are our allies! Come and learn about the benefits of trees, and how to plant, water, and prune a tree. Certified Arborist, Cathy Rymer, will share everything you need to know about proper tree care and overview more than 30 trees to help you choose a suitable tree for the Arizona Desert.

Buckeye – Pruning Desert Plans and Trees

Coyote Library - Buckeye 21699 W Yuma Rd #116, Buckeye, United States

An attendee-favorite course on how best to maintain your desert plants for beauty and water efficiency. Register here

Free

Chandler – Native Plant Identification

City of Chandler Downtown Library 22 S Delaware St, Chandler, AZ, United States

Are you interested in plants native to the Arizona desert? This workshop will teach you the importance of native plants, how to identify them, and which plants to select if you want to attract pollinators or wildlife! Furthermore, learn the dangers of invasive species and why it's better to choose native. Register here!

Free

Glendale – Stormwater Basics & Passive Rainwater Harvesting

Glendale Main Library 5959 W Brown St, Glendale, Arizona

Only rain in the storm drain! Learn about the City's stormwater system and how we can work together to keep our waterways clean. Presented by Megan Sheldon, Deputy Director of the Glendale Water Services Department. Rainwater is free, fresh, and filling! Come learn about the importance of rainwater harvesting, and how adding simple earthworks around your plants can create a …

Chandler – Protecting your Landscape from the Summer Heat

City of Chandler Sunset Library 4930 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ, United States

Learn how to protect your landscape from the hot summer heat before it's too late! Trees, shrubs and even cacti like the mighty Saguaro were heavily impacted this past summer, with many not making it through the season. This workshop will focus on proper plant selection, heat mitigation, tips on protecting your landscape plants from heat, and ways to identify …

Free

Peoria – Composting

Peoria Rio Vista Recreation Center 8866 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ, United States

Trash bin full of yard waste? Turn that waste into money by composting it for re-use in your landscape and gardens. In this class, you will learn what to compost and how to keep the material “cooking” to create your own soil amendments. To register click here and look under "Green Living" or call 623.773.7137

Free

Glendale – Active Rainwater Harvesting

Glendale Main Library 5959 W Brown St, Glendale, Arizona

Did you know that one inch of rainfall from a 1,000 square foot roof can capture up to 600 gallons of rainwater? Learn what it takes to design a system that collects and stores rainwater for later use. This class is for anyone that wants to learn about active rainwater harvesting techniques, even if you begin with just one barrel. …

Avondale – Native Landscape Care

Avondale Resource Center 995 E. Riley Dr, Avondale, AZ, United States

Learn best practices for maintaining native plants with minimal water. Register here

Free