2022 Fall Green Living Series
Posted on 08/01/2022
Cactus GardenLearn to conserve water and live sustainably with this series of five Green Living classes, sponsored by the Glendale Water Services Department. Click on the class titles to register.
Irrigating with Gray Water. Gray water can be a reliable source of water for desert landscapes. Clint Culberson and Michael Gettens with Galaxy Gardens will share how they plan and install simple gray water systems. Discover how to send gray water from laundry machines, handwashing sinks, baths, and showers to your landscape. Saturday, September 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Main Library.

The Dirt on Compost. Compost is the “black gold” essential to successful vegetable gardening, especially in the Southwest. Discover how easy it is to produce your own magical soil amendment. Kirti Mathura, garden author, has over 17 years of experience working at the Desert Botanical Garden and is currently the Program Coordinator for Smartscape at the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension. Wednesday, September 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Virtual class on Zoom.

Bird Walk and Talk at the Xeriscape Garden. Take a leisurely stroll through the Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. Joe Ford, with Sonoran Audubon Society, will lead a guided tour on bird and plant species, followed by a plant exchange. To create a successful plant exchange, participants are asked to donate seeds, plants, and cuttings from their collection. We recommend wearing close-toed shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Saturday, October 1, 10-11:30 a.m. Main Library.

Creating Drought Resilient Landscapes. The Southwestern United States, including Arizona, has been in a drought for more than 22 years. Is your landscape equipped to thrive in our dry climate? Increase the resiliency and health of your landscape, while saving time and water. Jonathan Manning, certified arborist and local nurseryman, will share the tricks of the trade. Wednesday, October 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Virtual class on Zoom.

Water-Wise Strategies for Vegetable Gardening. Are you looking to improve water efficiency in your vegetable garden? Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Master Gardener and educator, will share how a water-wise edible garden can save money and produce a healthy harvest. This class will cover planting schedules, plant variety recommendations, and simple DIY techniques to save and recycle water. Wednesday, October 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Virtual class on Zoom.

For more information about these classes, call Omone' Abu at 623-930-3535 or email [email protected]. Need help with Zoom? Try this Zoom Best Practices Guide

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