Queen Creek, AZ

The Town of Queen Creek opens registration for Fall Water-Smart Workshop Series

Sandy Casariego

QUEEN CREEK, AZ — The Town of Queen Creek and the City of Chandler presents the Fall Water-Smart Workshop Series, a variety of free training workshops and classes to help residents in managing landscapes that are low-maintenance, beautiful, and water-wise.

The workshops will be held through December and early registration is required due to limited space. Each workshop will be taught by a highly skilled instructor for around 60 – 90 minutes long including Q&As time.

The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 6-7:30 p.m., and will talk about Composting 101. In this class, participants will be taught about the benefits and steps of composting using organic food scraps and yard waste.

Desert Gardening 101 is the second series of workshops and will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 6-7:30 p.m. This class will teach how to start and care for a vegetable garden. Participants will also learn when the best time to plant as well as what type of vegetable will grow in Arizona.

The September workshop series will talk about Southwest Native Herbs for Your Garden and Landscape on September 7, Watering Basics for a Healthy Landscape on September 14, Controller Programming Basics on September 23, and Basic Yard/Lawn Makeover on September 30. Each class will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.

The October workshop series will talk about DIY Drip Troubleshooting on October 7, Cacti and Succulents for Desert Gardens on October 12, DIY Sprinkler and Bubbler Troubleshooting on October 21, Preparing Your Landscape for Drought on October 26.

Smart Irrigation Controllers is the last topic of the series and will be held on Saturday, December 4, 9-10:30 a.m. This class will teach how to adjust the watering schedules based on the weather, how smart irrigation controllers work, and how to choose the right controller for their yard.

For more information about the workshops, visit here.

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