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EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS FOR HOMEOWNERS, HOAS AND OTHER RESIDENTS
January 27, 2015 - Tuesday Herbs Galore
Create a multi-sensory delight using herbs.
LOCATION: Public Works Administration Building - Training Room
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
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January 28, 2015 - Wednesday Watering for Health and Beauty
Learn how to minimize your outdoor water use and still have a beautiful yard.
LOCATION: Public Works Administration Building - Training Room
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
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January 28, 2015 - Wednesday Water Harvesting
LOCATION: Rio Vista Community Center
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is requested.
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January 29, 2015 - Thursday Pruning Basics
Learn the basics of pruning for the health and growth of your plants.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free - Registration is required.
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January 31, 2015 - Saturday Soil, Watering, and Irrigation
Come and learn tips for proper watering to help your yard thrive.
LOCATION: Avondale Garden Patch Community Garden
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free! Registration is required.
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February 04, 2015 - Wednesday Container Gardening in the Desert Southwest
LOCATION: Rio Vista Community Center
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is requested.
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February 05, 2015 - Thursday Pruning Basics
Learn the when and how of good pruning practices.
LOCATION: City of Goodyear Public Works Administration Building - Training Room
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
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February 05, 2015 - Thursday "Smart" Irrigation Controllers
New Technology for Your Yard to Help Save Water and Money
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited.
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February 12, 2015 - Thursday Desert Gardening with Perennials
Learn about the plants for our arid region.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free - Registration is required.
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February 12, 2015 - Thursday Smart Controllers
Irrigation controllers that adjust to the weather.
LOCATION: Southeast Regional Library - Assembly Room
TIME: 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
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February 18, 2015 - Wednesday Landscaping for Small Spaces
LOCATION: Rio Vista Community Center
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is requested.
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February 19, 2015 - Thursday Landscape Watering by the Numbers
Take the mystery out of watering efficiently.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free - Registration is required.
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February 19, 2015 - Thursday Landscape Watering and Irrigation Controllers
The How, When, and Where of Landscape Watering
LOCATION: Southeast Regional Library Assembly Room
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Registration is required.
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February 24, 2015 - Tuesday Water Wise Edible Gardening
Select and Care for Your Garden in Our Unique Desert Environment
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited.
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February 26, 2015 - Thursday Irrigation Troubleshooting
Learn to fix basic irrigation system problems.
LOCATION: Community Room, Goodyear Public Library
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
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February 26, 2015 - Thursday Irrigation System Troubleshooting and Repair
Learn how to make simple repairs to your irrigation system.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free - Registration is required.
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February 26, 2015 - Thursday Irrigation Maintenance
Get your irrigation system ready for warmer weather.
LOCATION: Southeast Regional Library - Assembly Room
TIME: 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
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March 03, 2015 - Tuesday Pruning and Maintaining Your Landscape
Learn the Basics of Pruning
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited.
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March 03, 2015 - Tuesday Plant Care in the Desert
LOCATION: Mustang Library
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advanced registration is required for all workshops and confirmations will be sent.
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March 04, 2015 - Wednesday Where's the Water?
LOCATION: Rio Vista Recreation Center at the Rio Vista Community Park
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE. Registration is requested.
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March 05, 2015 - Thursday Maximize Your Irrigation
LOCATION: Southeast Regional Library - Assembly Room
TIME: 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
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March 06, 2015 - Friday Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour
Held at Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden
LOCATION: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden 5401 N. Hayden Rd.
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advanced registration is required for all workshops.
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March 07, 2015 - Saturday Learn to Prune
Held at Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden
LOCATION: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden 5401 N. Hayden Rd.
TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advanced registration is required for all workshops.
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March 10, 2015 - Tuesday Basic Yard Makeovers
Easy Step-by-Step Methods to Transform Your Yard
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited.
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March 12, 2015 - Thursday Color Your World
Plant for an extended blooming season.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free - Registration is required.
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March 12, 2015 - Thursday Program Your Irrigation Controller
Take control of your landscape watering with step-by-step instructions.
LOCATION: Mustang Library
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advance registration is required.
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March 14, 2015 - Saturday Create Your Own Oasis
A Two-Class Series on the Basics of Landscape Design
LOCATION: Environmental Education Center
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the following two Saturdays, March 14 and 21, 2015.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited. Register once for both classes.
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March 14, 2015 - Saturday Open Forum for Newbie Gardeners
Find out what you need to grow great veggies in the low desert.
LOCATION: Avondale Garden Patch Community Garden
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free! Registration is required.
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March 14, 2015 - Saturday Smart Irrigation Controllers
LOCATION: Mustang Library
TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advanced registration is required for all workshops and confirmations will be sent.
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March 19, 2015 - Thursday Growing Fruit in the Desert
The ins and outs of growing fruit in the desert.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free - Registration is required.
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March 24, 2015 - Tuesday Chandler "Smart" Home
Tracking Down Sneaky Leaks
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited.
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March 26, 2015 - Thursday Container Gardening
Learn the basics of growing plants in containers.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free! Registration is required.
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March 28, 2015 - Saturday Glendale Garden Gathering - Gardeners Gone Wild!
Hear from two Glendale homeowners about how they developed desert-friendly yards.
LOCATION: Glendale Main Library Auditorium
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: The class is free and funded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage Fund.
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March 28, 2015 - Saturday Glendale Garden Gathering - Create a Beautiful Yard with Native Plants
Learn how to create an attractive, colorful, and water-smart landscape with native plants.
LOCATION: Glendale Main Library Auditorium
TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: The class is free and funded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage Fund.
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March 28, 2015 - Saturday Drip Irrigation Design & Installation
Learn how to design and install a drip irrigation system.
LOCATION: Mustang Library
TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advance registration is required.
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March 31, 2015 - Tuesday Water-Wise Gardening
LOCATION: Mustang Library
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advance registration is required.
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April 01, 2015 - Wednesday Harvet Rainwater and Make Your Plants Happy
Learn to capture rainwater to improve the health of your soil, plants, and watershed.
LOCATION: Glendale Main Library Auditorium
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: The class is free and provided by the Glendale Conservation and Sustainable Living Office. Registration is requested.
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April 02, 2015 - Thursday Drip Irrigation Design & Installation
How to Design an Efficient Drip Irrigation System
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited.
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April 02, 2015 - Thursday Desert Plant Care
Learn about overcoming the low desert's alkaline soil and challenging climate.
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free! Registration is required.
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April 09, 2015 - Thursday Landscape Watering & Timer Programming
Taking the Mystery Out of Watering Your Yard
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All workshops/classes are FREE OF CHARGE to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required, as space is limited.
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April 09, 2015 - Thursday Tree and Shrub Care
LOCATION: Avondale City Hall Building
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free! Registration is required.
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April 11, 2015 - Saturday Beautify Your Yard Through Xeriscape
A Start-to-Finish Three-Workshop Series
LOCATION: SRP Center for Water Education at the Rose Eisendrath House
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on each of the following three Saturdays: April 11th, 18th, and 25th.
Cost: Free. Registration is required.
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April 11, 2015 - Saturday Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair
Keep your irrigation system running smoothly with these maintenance and repair techniques.
LOCATION: Mustang Library Gardening Expo
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advance registration is required.
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April 11, 2015 - Saturday Plant Selection for Desert Landscaping
LOCATION: Mustang Library Gardening Expo
TIME: 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advance registration is required.
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April 16, 2015 - Thursday Maximize Your Irrigation
LOCATION: Chandler City Hall
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Cost: All classes are FREE to Chandler utility customers, but you must register, as space is limited.
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April 25, 2015 - Saturday Eating Homegrown vs GMO
Growing your own organic fruits and vegetables can help with your peace of mind.
LOCATION: Avondale Garden Patch Community Garden
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: Free! Registration is required.
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April 25, 2015 - Saturday Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour
Held at Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden
LOCATION: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden 5401 N. Hayden Rd.
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Cost: Free to Scottsdale residents. Advanced registration is required for all workshops.
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Many of these organizations offer other classes on sustainability topics, so check their websites for other events.

Events for Landscape Professionals
February 02, 2015 - Monday Smartscape 101
Smartscape 101 (8-class series)
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Maricopa County
Phoenix
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
Cost: $75.00 per person
Website: http://www.smartscape.org/registration.php
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