Water Conservation and Sustainable Living

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5959 W. Brown St.
Glendale, Arizona 85302

Free! The Spring 2021 Green Living Class Series is Live and Virtual

Sponsored by the City of Glendale Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainable Living Division. In order to attend, you must register for this event and include an email address.

Glendale residents that respond to an online survey, after each class, will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win a free gift card for an eco-friendly item! 

2021 Spring Green Living Class Flier

Wed. ǀ Feb. 10 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Spring Vegetable Gardening in the Low Desert
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There's nothing tastier than fresh vegetables grown from your own garden. Learn how to extend your cool season crops and get a jump start on establishing your warm season crops before the summer arrives. This class will cover site selection, soil preparation, plant selection, and maintenance. Now you can grow your veggies and eat them, too!
Ten Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden
Vegetable Planting Calendar for Maricopa County

Wed. ǀ Feb. 24 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Pruning and Maintenance of Shrubs

Register at http://bit.ly/ShrubCare24
Learn how to maximize the performance and beauty of the shrubs in your landscape. Understanding plant growth and cycles allows for easy maintenance, including pruning, watering, fertilizing, and pest control.
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert
Pruning Shrubs in the Low and Mid-Elevation Deserts in Arizona
Pruning Recommendations for Common Shrubs in Arizona
Landscape Watering by the Numbers: A Guide for the Arizona Desert

Wed. ǀ Mar. 10 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Program Your Irrigation Controller
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Protect your landscape investment by learning how to properly program your irrigation controller for your plants, soil type, and other unique site conditions.
Landscape Watering by the Numbers: A Guide for the Arizona Desert
Time to Program Your Irrigation Timer
AMWUA Text WHENTOWATER to 33222 to receive monthly watering reminders

Wed. ǀ Mar. 24 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Rainwater Harvesting

Register at http://bit.ly/HarvestRain24
Rainwater – it’s free, fresh, and filling! This class is all about the Watershed Management Group’s three S’s: slow, spread, and sink. Learn how to use passive rainwater harvesting to create a series of berms, basins, and swales that will direct rainwater to beneficial use for plants while reducing flooding and erosion in your yard.
Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond
Using Rainwater in Urban Landscapes: Quick Guide for Maricopa County
Rainwater Harvesting
Watershed Management Group's Resource Library

Wed. ǀ Apr. 7 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Sonoran Desert Edibles*
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The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the U.S. Many native plants were important sources of food and medicine for indigenous people. Get a whole new appreciation for the desert by learning about edible and medicinal plants. *The information shared in this class does not constitute medical or dietary advice.
Glendale Desert Food Forest plant list
Trees Matter Urban Food Forest Education Sheet
Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network

Wed. ǀ Apr. 21 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Cacti and Succulents for Desert Gardens
Register at http://bit.ly/CactiSucculents21
Get familiar with a wide variety of intriguing sculptural forms that can embellish your desert landscape. These plants are drought tolerant and low maintenance, yet provide a range of color, texture, and size – who could ask for more? Learn how to use them for maximum effect in your garden.
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert
How to Propagate Agaves and Cacti from Cuttings and Seed

For more information, contact Joanne Toms at 623-930-3596 or jtoms@glendaleaz.com.

Green Living Series Videos


Water Conservation Contacts:

Landscape Consultation

Landscape Rebate (Residential)

Landscape Rebate (Business/HOA)

Water Efficiency (Business/HOA)

Classroom Education & Field Trips

Report Water Waste

Xeriscape Garden Information

Xeriscape Garden Volunteering