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2019 Classes

FREE Water Conservation Classes

The City of Goodyear offers FREE water conservation classes at several times throughout the year.   Check back for more listings.

Register for classes online.

****Additional classes are available through our friends from the City of Avondale.****


All classes are held in the Community Room within the Goodyear Police Department Admin Building, 11 N. 145th Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85338 **unless noted otherwise**.  The GY Police Department Admin Building is located south of Van Buren on 145th Ave. 


Growing Pomegranates and Figs

It was no accident that the Spanish planted these two fruit trees in every mission that they built in the southwest. They had already found them to be very productive in hot climates across the globe. Easy to grow, all you need is a little know how. Come and learn the tricks to success. Presented by Jonathan Manning. ISA Certified Arborist

Tuesday September 10, 2019

6:30pm- 8:30pm



 Cactus for Everyone 

 Cactus, unique and interesting gifts of the desert southwest. They deserve a place in everyone's landscape, either a giant saguaro centerpiece or a potted pincushion in the windowsill. This class will provide instruction on variety selection, planting/potting, water, pruning, fertilizer, and even propagation. Presented by Jonathan Manning, Certified Arborist.


Tuesday September 24, 2019

6:30pm- 8:30pm

Succulents with Pizzazz


Tree and Shrub Care 

Learn how to choose, plant, and maintain healthy plants in our desert environment. We will cover pruning basics, tips and discuss a pruning schedule specific to desert plants. Taught by Jonathan Manning, Certified Arborist.

Tuesday October 08, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tree Selection


Growing Fruit in the Desert

Our very unique and extreme climate in Phoenix makes growing fruit a challenge, even for those with experience in other regions. Come learn about a wide variety of rare and common fruiting plants that can thrive here locally. Jonathan Manning will share his 30 years of experience, trial and error growing fruit in the Sonoran Desert.



 Tuesday   October 22, 2019  6:30pm - 8:30pm 

 Cactus Fruit


Trees for Arid Yards

How big is the cute baby tree in your yard going to get? A tree that will get too big for its location will lead to damage of surrounding foundations and sidewalks, neighbor disputes, and eventually the huge cost of removal. Different species will be discussed thoroughly including photos, pros/cons, and tips on special care. Presented by Jonathan Manning , Certified Arborist.



 Tuesday    November 05, 2019     6:30pm - 8:30pm




Register for classes online.

*****Additional classes offered through the City of Avondale.*****