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.
Summer 2015 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.
Foothills Library (19055 N. 57th Ave.) June 15th - 2pm to 3pm
Main Library (5959 W. Brown St.) July 29th - 3pm to 4pm
FREE PUPPET SHOW. Sammy is a young saguaro and doesn’t know if he wants to be a cactus. His Grandpa teaches him how important the saguaro is to the desert. Entertaining and informative post-show discussion included.
Questions: 623-930-3550 or email@example.com
Sponsored by the Glendale Conservation and Sustainable Living Office through the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund.
Simple Cents Home Efficiency:
June 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Glendale Main Library Auditorium (5959 W. Brown St.)
Are you interested in learning some simple tips on ways to improve your home’s energy and water efficiency? If so, this class is for you. Simple Cents Home Efficiency will offer you simple ways to save energy, water, and money in your home! Glendale residents that attend the class will receive $75 in energy- and water- efficiency devices!*
Register at 623-930-3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Classes and devices are funded by the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program.
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.
Vegetable Gardening In Tune with the Desert
Wednesday, October 21st | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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.