Water Conservation and Sustainable Living

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5959 W. Brown St.
Glendale, Arizona 85302

Free! The Fall Green Living Class Series is Live and Virtual                       

Taught by SRP and the Watershed Management Group, and 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, so that city staff can contact you with the Zoom login information. Click on the flier image to enlarge, or see the class listing below.

Fall 2020 Green Living Series flier

Tues. ǀ Sept. 1 ǀ Noon to 1 p.m.  
Lunch & Learn – Save Energy & Water at Home
A lot of us are spending more time at home and may be noticing an increase in energy and water use. The city of Glendale Water Services Department and SRP are teaming up to provide residents with easy tips on how to save energy, water, and money at home, while promoting comfort and livability. Bonus: Glendale residents that respond to an online survey, after the webinar, will be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win a free smart irrigation timer!
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Class handouts: Energy and Water.

Wed. ǀ Sept. 23 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Vegetable Gardening in the Low-Desert

There’s nothing tastier than fresh vegetables grown from your own garden. The low desert provides gardeners with the opportunity to grow plants year-round. This class will cover site selection, soil preparation, plant selection, and maintenance. Now you can grow your veggies and eat them, too.
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Class handouts: 
Ten Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden
Vegetable Planting Calendar for Maricopa County

Wed. ǀ Oct. 7 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

Discover how to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into compost – a rich soil amendment. Help Mother Nature with her original recycle system. Learn about the tasks that go into producing and incorporating compost into your garden. Compost makes for a happy garden, which makes for a happy gardener.
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U of A Cooperative Extension Composting Resources

Wed. ǀ Oct. 21 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
The Giving Tree: Desert Tree Care

Trees provide us with so many benefits, from cleaning our air to keeping us cool. Protect our leafy friends by learning about proper tree selection, planting, watering, and pruning. It’s all about the right tree in the right space with the right care.
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Tree Care Resources and Organization websites:
How to Hire A Tree Care Expert
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert
Landscape Watering by the Numbers
Arizona Community Tree Council, Inc.
Trees Matter
Trees Are Good
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Wed. ǀ Nov. 4 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Plant a Pollinator-Friendly Yard

Did you know that pollinators are vital to our food production? Creating pollinator-friendly spaces is becoming increasingly popular as their habitat becomes threatened. Invite pollinators and other beneficial wildlife to your garden by creating a welcoming habitat, which includes food, shelter, water, and nesting opportunities.
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Pollinator Gardening Resources:
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert
Welcome Wildlife To Your Garden
Selecting Plants for Pollinators
U of A Cooperative Extension's Bee Resources
National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Garden Certification
Monarch Waystation Certification

Wed. ǀ Nov. 18 ǀ 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Sustainable Landscape Design

Learn the basic principles of how to create an attractive and Arizona-friendly landscape. Get hands-on experience creating a landscape design that is tailored to your yard by incorporating sun, shade, wind, and water elements. You’ll need paper and a pen/pencil to sketch out your yard. Your landscape plan will provide you with valuable information for future design decisions. 
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Sustainable Desert Landscaping Resources:
Xeriscaping: Landscaping with Style in the Arizona Desert
Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert

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

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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