FREE Green Living Series:
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 .
Summer 2017 Schedule
Taste Your Yard and Hotel Saguaro Puppet Shows
Monday, June 26th | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Foothills Library
Wednesday, July 5th | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Velma Teague Library
Thursday, July 14th | 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Main Library
Join us for a FREE puppet show and learn about the importance of the saguaro cactus to the Sonoran Desert. Participate in a fun pre-show activity to learn about edible plants that you can grow in your backyard. This program is funded by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and the USDA Forest Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Check out the flyer to learn more here.
Fall 2017 Schedule
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From Garden to Table: Desert Herb Gardening
Wed. | Sept. 6th | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Do you want to start growing fresh herbs in your garden? A variety of hardy herbs, including rosemary, oregano, and thyme, grow well in the low desert and can easily be included in your garden. This class will cover plant selection, soil preparation, and proper watering. Bon appétit!
The 123's of Landscape Watering
Sat. | Oct. 7th | 10 a.m. - Noon
Protect your landscape investment by knowing how to properly water your plants. Learn about the basic components of an irrigation system and how to use an irrigation timer. Receive the “Landscape Watering by the Numbers” guide that takes you through how much, how long, and how often to water your plants.
Create Your Own Desert Food Forest
Sat. | Oct. 21st | 10 a.m. - Noon
Attention all foodies! Grow your yard and eat it, too! The Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network will be teaching this class on how to create a desert food forest in your yard. Mesquite, prickly pear, and agave are just a handful of tasty plants that thrive in the low desert. Gain a new appreciation of the Sonoran Desert by learning about different kinds of edible trees and shrubs, including how to plant, harvest, and tend to them. Attendees will receive a free desert edible plant at the end of the class (one plant per household; first-come, first-served). Funded by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and the USDA Forest Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Wed. | Nov. 8th | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Are you interested in turning your kitchen scraps and yard waste into compost? Copy Mother Nature’s original system of recycling organic materials into rich soil nutrients. Listen to Pam Perry, a local garden expert, talk about the tricks and tasks of home composting. Compost makes for a happy garden, which makes for a happy gardener! Win a composter, donated by the Glendale Recycling Division, by participating in a free raffle.
Go Green and Save Green at Home
Wed. | Nov. 15th | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Have you wanted to “go green” and save money at home? The City of Glendale Water Services Department and Sanitation Department staff are teaming up to share simple ways to reduce your water, energy, and household waste. Glendale residents that attend this class will receive free water- and energy- efficiency devices*, including a four-pack of compact fluorescent light bulbs, a programmable thermostat, and a high-efficiency showerhead!
* Classes and devices are funded by the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program
Spring 2017 Schedule
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- Desert Edibles
- Cacti Succulents for Desert Gardens
- Welcome Wildlife to Your Yard
- Irrigation Repair & Maintenance