Fall 2021 Green Living Series
Posted on 08/17/2021
Fall 2021 Green Living Series - August - October 2021 - Six virtual classes sponsored by the city of Glendale Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainable Living DivisionThe six virtual classes in our Green Living Series via Zoom are designed to help you enjoy your home and garden to the fullest while still saving money, energy, and water. Please register at http://bit.ly/GLSClasses with an email address to receive the Zoom login information. If a live class doesn't work with your schedule, you can watch a recording a week later on the Sustainability YouTube playlist at https://bit.ly/GlendaleGreenVids or the Water Conservation and Sustainable Living website at http://www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation. Sponsored by the city of Glendale Water Services Department, Conservation and Sustainable Living Division. 

Building Healthy Desert Soils. Bring your desert soils back to life by using stormwater, plant trimmings, compost, and more. Discover how to assess soil type, understand how it is layered, and its infiltration capacity. Charlie Alcorn, Program Coordinator with Watershed Management Group, will discuss how these practices are a great way to have a more productive and healthy urban landscape! Wednesday, August 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

Desert Hardy and Resilient Landscapes. Protect your landscape investment! Is your landscape equipped to thrive in our region’s climate? Andrew Pirrone, Water Conservation Coordinator for the city of Goodyear, will showcase practical methods to increase the resiliency and health of your landscape while still providing shade, color, and texture. Tuesday, August 31, 5:30-7 p.m.

Landscaping for Small Spaces. Are you working with limited outdoor space? Create a desert-friendly landscape with interesting, yet appropriate, plants for those small spaces. 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 15, 5:30-7 p.m.

Save Money, Energy, and Water at Home. The city of Glendale Water Services Department and SRP are teaming up to provide residents with
easy tips on how to save money, energy, and water 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 great efficient prizes for the home! Tuesday, September 28, 12-1 p.m.

Bird-Friendly Backyard Habitats. Grow native plants in your own landscape that will attract birds and other pollinators year-round. Jim Consolloy, an experienced gardener with Sonoran Audubon Society, will share a diversity of low-water-use plants to help you create an inviting wildlife sanctuary at home. Wednesday, October 13, 5:30-7 p.m. 

Growing Fruit Trees in the Desert. Our unique and extreme climate in central Arizona makes growing fruit trees a challenge. Come learn how to care for citrus trees and a variety of other fruit trees that can thrive here locally. Jonathan Manning, a certified arborist, will share his 30 years of experience growing fruit trees in the Sonoran Desert. Wednesday, October 27, 5:30-7 p.m.

Click here to download the event flyer. For additional information, visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation, email oabu@glendaleaz.com, or call 623-930-3535.