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2014/2015 Classes

FREE Seasonal Water Conservation Class Series

The City of Goodyear offers FREE water conservation classes at several times throughout the year.

Register for classes online, by e-mail, or call 623-882-7510.

 

All classes are held in the Training Room at the Public Works Admin Building, 4980 S. 157th Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85338, **unless noted otherwise**.  Public Works Admin Building is located south of MC85 and west of Estrella Parkway. Enter from Estrella Parkway by Roscoe Dog Park and BMX Track.

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Watering for Health and Beauty

As much as 70% of an Arizona household’s water can be used outdoors. Learn how to minimize water use and still have a beautiful landscape. Practice setting efficient watering schedules on irrigation timers. Receive scheduling guidelines.

Class:             
Saturday October 4, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Thursday November 13, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
           
Wednesday January 28, 2015* 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 * Location for January 28, 2015: Community Room, Goodyear Public Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Building C101

 Watering Health and Beauty

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Tree Selection & Care for Valley Yards

Pick a tree that will be just right for your site. Urban yards require trees that won’t outgrow your site and can provide shade or color or a distinctive feature you like. Taught by Jonathan Manning, Certified Arborist.

Class:          
Thursday      October 2, 2014      6:30pm - 8:30pm 

 

 

 Tree Selection

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Rainwater: Passive Harvesting

Much of the water that falls on our roofs and yards runs down the street.  Learn how to contour your yard with berms and swales to capture more of that rare rainfall and put it to work without gutters or barrels.  Find out how you can have healthy plants while saving on utility bills.  Act now so you can take full advantage of winter rains. Taught by Ryan Wood, Watershed Management Group.

Class:           
Wednesday     October 22, 2014      6:30pm - 8:30pm 
 Rainwater Harvesting

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Irrigation Basics

Learn the ABCs of controllers, drips, emitters, valves and zones. This class introduces you to automated sprinkler and drip systems for your plants.  Taught by Ron Huston, City of Goodyear Parks and Recreation.

Location: Community Room, Goodyear Public Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Building C101

Class:           
Wednesday      November 5, 2014    6:30pm - 8:30pm 
 Irrigation Basics

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Composting Workshop- CANCELLED

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. Composting helps you reduce your waste, improve the health of your gardens, and it’s easy. This workshop covers why composting helps, how to set up and maintain a compost pile, and ways to use the finished compost. Tired of turning the pile every week?  Let worms do it by vermicomposting. Learn both methods and decide which works better for you. Taught by Candace Price, Master Gardener.

Class:
CANCELLED      November 8, 2014     
 Compost

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Lawn Care- CANCELLED

Everything you need to know about growing grass in our desert.  Topics will include how grass grows, and how to mow, water, fertilize, dethatch, and aerate and research-based tips for a healthy, happy lawn. Take home a Seasonal Turf Guide handout.Taught by Sharon Dewey, Master Gardener.

Class:
CANCELLED   November 15, 2014
 
 Grass
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Herbs Galore

Add new scents and texture to your yard with herbs. Stretch beyond spearmint and basil. Harvest the edible ones for your table or display.  Find out how to create a multi-sensory delight just outside your door.  Taught by Jim Oravetz, Master Gardener.

Class:
Tuesday January 27, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Whether will be your first garden or you have watched tomatoes ripen over a half century, getting your garden off to a solid start is essential to ensure success. Collect additional tips to make your spring garden productive and fruitful. From planning your garden layout to what to plant, let’s discuss what comes before you can grab your shovel, rake and hoe for a great harvest. Taught by Candace Price, Master Gardener.

 

Class:           
Saturday      January 24, 2015      9:00am - 10:30am 
 Vegetable Garden

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Pruning Basics

When does pruning promote health, beauty and safety? When is pruning unnecessary or even harmful?  Observe pruning of real plants so you know how when it is time. Taught by Jonathon Manning,  Certified Arborist.

Class:           
Thursday      February 5, 2015      6:30pm - 8:30pm 
 Pruning

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Irrigation Trouble Shooting

Find out how to trace and fix the most common irrigation system problems. Eliminate puddles, fountains, soaked yards and runoff to streets to save water and money. Try a simple line repair yourself.  Presented by City of Goodyear Parks and Recreation irrigation staff.

Location: Community Room, Goodyear Public Library, 14455 W. Van Buren St., Building C101

Class:           
Thursday      February 26, 2015      6:30pm - 8:30pm 
irrigation troubleshooting 

 

Register for classes online, by e-mail, or call 623-882-7510.