FREE Green Living Series:
FREE Seed Library
The Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA) Seed Library aims to increase biodiversity of locally adapted seeds in the Valley of the Sun by providing open pollinated heirloom seeds, encouraging people to garden, and sharing knowledge of seed saving and permaculture. Come and select up to 3 packets of free seeds, and then once you harvest seeds you can return them to us as well. The Seed Library is held on the second Saturday of the month, starting in January 2015, at the Glendale Main Library’s lobby (5959 W. Brown St.) from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. For more details, check out Valley Permaculture Alliance Seed Library.
Glendale Green Living Series
Get inspired, informed and save on energy and water. The Glendale Conservation & Sustainable Living Office offers a Green Living series of free classes in the spring and fall. Green Living classes take place in the Auditorium at the Glendale Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.). Register at 623-930-3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fall 2015 Schedule
For a Fall 2015 Green Living Series Class flyer, please click here.
Saturday, September 19th | 10 a.m. - Noon
Are you interested in turning your kitchen scraps and yard waste into a rich soil amendment? We gardeners know there is never enough compost! Help Mother Nature with her original re-use/recycle system! Learn tips, tasks, and benefits of home composting from a local gardening expert. Big yard, not so big... there is a composting system for almost every gardener. Compost makes for a happy garden which makes for a happy gardener! A free composter, courtesy of the Glendale Recycling Division, will be raffled for one lucky gardener after the class.
Glendale Water: Celebrating a Century of Service
Saturday, October 3rd | 9 a.m. - Noon
* Free tour of Sahuaro Ranch Park from 9:00-9:45 a.m.
* Learn about our water supply, drought and water conservation.
* Receive FREE energy- and water-saving devices.
* Receive a FREE low-water-use plant.
Call 623-930-3760 to register today! Devices and plants are given on a first-come, first-served basis at the end of the event.
Vegetable Gardening In Tune with the Desert
Wednesday, October 21st | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Glendale Main Library
Do you want to grow your own vegetables? Here in the low desert we are lucky in that we have two growing seasons, - fall and spring. Gardening expert, Carol Stuttard, will help you start or master vegetable gardening this fall. Learn about plant selection, soil preparation, and seasonal tips to give your garden the kick-start it needs for producing organic homegrown vegetables year round.
Glendale Xeriscape Garden Walk & Talk
Saturday, November 7th | 10 a.m. - Noon
Question: Where can you find a collection of over 400 species of desert-adapted plants in the West Valley?
Answer: At the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.
We’ll start off the tour with a slideshow on how the Glendale Xeriscape Garden has evolved over the past 25 years. Stay for a guided tour of the garden led by the Glendale Conservation and Sustainable Living staff. Bring your walking shoes, sun protective gear, camera, and a notepad. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to experience the award-winning garden.
Spring 2016 Schedule
For a Spring 2016 Green Living Series Class flyer, please click here.
Landscape Design: Create an AZ-Friendly Yard
Saturday, January 9th | 10 a.m. – Noon
Learn the steps to design a beautiful, Arizona-friendly yard from a Valley landscape expert.
Container Gardening in Arizona
Wednesday, February 10th | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Welcome to the world of container gardening, where you can successfully grow your own food in small spaces.
Glendale Garden Gathering*
Saturday, March 19th | 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free event with garden and wildlife exhibitors, kids’ activities, and amazing gardening classes!
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Invite Wildlife to Your Yard
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Stunning Yards are Going Native!
*Get a free, Arizona-friendly plant after attending a gardening class.
*Funded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage Fund.
Desert Tree Care & Demonstration
Saturday, April 16th | 9:30 a.m. to Noon
This two-part class, taught by a certified arborist, will include an indoor presentation and an outdoor demonstration on tree planting, watering, and pruning.
Irrigation Basics Explained
Saturday, May 21st | 10 a.m. to Noon
Learn about common irrigation problems and fixes from an irrigation specialist.