Chandler – Build your own Basin

City of Chandler Nature Center 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, AZ, United States

Build your own rainwater harvesting basin in this free hands-on workshop! This workshop teaches you how to build swales in your landscape and install new plants to reduce the cost of watering your landscape while contributing to local groundwater. All tools and supplies are provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Register here!


ADWR – AZ Water Awareness Festival

Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona

WHEN: The event will take place on April 6, 2024 @ 10:00 a.m. WHERE: The Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza: 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 WHO: Speakers kicking off the event will include, among others: ADWR Assistant Director Carol Ward ADEQ Water Quality Division Director Trevor Baggiore ADWR Water Conservation Specialist Nadene Hubbard

Queen Creek – ABCs of Landscape Watering

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

On average, up to 70% of your annual water use is outdoors in landscaping. This class will give you the tools to water your landscape efficiently in our unique desert environment. You will also get hands-on experience learning how to program an actual controller in class. Register here! This is the sixth class in a seven part series of Water-Smart …


Tempe- Gardening to Attract Pollinators

Tempe Women's Club Park 1265 N. College Ave., Tempe, AZ, United States

Learn about dozens of desert friendly shrubs, cacti, succulents, groundcover and wildflowers that can add diversity to the landscape and support pollinators. Tempe residents can qualify for up to $75 from the Treebate when purchasing any of the plants covered in the workshop. Register Here! 

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 Plants 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


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!