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 …


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). 


Chandler – How to Compost at Home

City of Chandler Hamilton Library 3700 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, United States

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.


Queen Creek – Drip Irrigation System Design and Install

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

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.


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, United States

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


16th Annual SRP Water Conservation Expo 

Salt River Project (SRP) invites Valley customers to learn about water conservation and water supplies. Approximately 40 exhibitors will be at the event, including municipalities, water organizations, the Water – Use It Wisely campaign, and vendors with water-efficient products. Classes include: smart irrigation controller classes with Hunter and Rachio representatives, Irrigation 101 with Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply and Easy Care with Xeriscape …

Peoria – Recycling 101

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

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!


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.


4th Annual Sustainable Landscapes EXPO in Tucson

The 4th Annual Sustainable Landscapes EXPO in Tucson will be held on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will include over 40 exhibits to increase knowledge on efficient water usage and sustainable landscaping in the Southern Arizona desert. There will be educational, hands-on, and interactive activities for adults and kids, as well as giveaways, a (free) …

Surprise – Designing a Desert Adapted Landscape

Surprise Water Education Center 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza (north side of the Surprise City Hall Campus), Suprise, United States

Learn and apply the seven Principles of Xeriscape and walk through a five-step process for landscape design. 


Mesa’s Spring Equinox at the Monarch Garden

Families are welcome at the Monarch Haven and Reading Sanctuary at Red Mountain Library to celebrate the spring equinox. Southwest Monarch Study will share their expertise about monarch butterflies in Arizona. City of Mesa Environmental & Sustainability staff will be onsite to answer questions about green programs and will be giving away origami butterflies. Also meet Roberta Gibson, author of How …


Peoria – Thrifty and Magnificent Cactus

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

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 …