Mesa’s Resident’s Guide to Water Conservation

Tue., Feb. 7, 6-7 p.m. on Zoom. In this 60 minute online program you will: Get the latest news about drought and our water supplies Learn how saving water means protecting the environment while keeping more money in your pocket Find out how water is typically used in a household Hear how to get a free Water-Saving Kit Learn about …

Free

Chandler – When in Drought, Conserve

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

Chandler initiated its water conservation program in 1990 with the goal of instilling a strong water conservation ethic and permanently reducing water use. We have seen great success; however multiple decades of drought and a looming shortage should motivate us all to further examine our water use for long-term sustainability. This class will provide tools and resources to determine if …

Free

Peoria – Vegetable Gardening in Peoria

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

The time to plan and plant your spring garden is here! Nothing is tastier than a fresh meal made from homegrown vegetables. Learn what garden plants do the best in our climate and some gardening do’s and don’ts for Arizona that will help your plants thrive and provide this spring.

Free

Chandler – How to Grow Fruits & Vegetables in the Desert

City of Chandler Basha Library 5990 S Val Vista Dr, Chandler, Arizona

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 make your garden more productive in our desert climate. Learn how to design your garden to be water efficient, how to prep your soil, what & when to plant and how to maintain your fruit …

Free

Tempe – Irrigation 101

Microsoft Teams World Wide Web

Review the basics of outdoor watering efficiency. This workshop covers sprinklers, drip, bubblers, microbubblers and hose watering, along with a brief overview of earthworks and graywater systems.  The workshop will be held on Microsoft Teams (Link provided closer to workshop date). 

Free

Chandler – How to Compost at Home

City of Chandler Hamilton Library 3700 S Arizona Ave, Chandler

Learn how to turn your yard waste and organic food scraps into vital nutrients that recycle back into the soil. Compost soil reduces the need for water, and additional fertilizers, and reduces the amount of waste produced at home.

Free

Queen Creek – Drip Irrigation System Design and Install

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

If you are thinking about putting in a new drip irrigation system in your yard, this class can help you learn how to design and install an efficient drip irrigation system. Whether you plan on doing it yourself or hiring a professional, this class will boost your knowledge of what goes into designing and installing a drip irrigation system.

Free

Tempe – Irrigation Maintenance and Anatomy of a Valve Box

Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, Arizona

Get the basics on maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing residential irrigation systems and learn how to identify the various components of an irrigation valve box. 

Free

Peoria – Recycling 101

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

Do you ever look at the trash item in your hand and ask, can I recycle this? Recycling staff will walk you through what items are recycled in Peoria and what items have to stay in the trash. The more we can recycle right in Peoria the more waste we can divert from our landfills!

Free

Glendale – Water-Wise Landscape Design

Glendale Main Library 5959 W Brown St, Glendale, Arizona

Design with water efficiency in mind! Understand basic design principles to create a beautiful Arizona-friendly landscape. Erin Hutton is a Landscape Designer and instructor for the Desert Botanical Garden’s Design Credential.

Free

Peoria – Thrifty and Magnificent Cactus

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

Cacti are experts in not only surviving, but thriving in our deserts. There are many types, shapes, sizes, and oh so many amazing blooms! Some varieties of cactus are even friendly and spineless, if sharp points have been holding you back from adding cactus to your landscape. Our desert horticulture expert will share species and types of cactus that can …

Free

Tempe – Water Resources 101

Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, Arizona

Learn about the ongoing efforts Tempe is undertaking to ensure we maintain a robust and resilient water resources portfolio sufficient to meet the needs of the community. 

Free