Water-Smart Workshop Series

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The Town of Queen Creek offers free workshops and classes to help you reduce your water use. All workshops/classes are free of charge to Town of Queen Creek utility customers, but advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, please call the Water Conservation Office at 480-358-3455 or email connie.speelman@queencreek.org. 


Pruning 101

Saturday, Aug. 24 • 9 a.m. to noon 
Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road
Instructor- Cathy Rymer

Trees and shrubs are the most important living elements of your landscape.  Join an ISA certified arborist for this introductory presentation to learn the basics of pruning to keep your investments healthy, functional and looking great.  You will learn the art and science of good pruning, including how to prune young trees for good structure, the five types of pruning and when to use them, as well as how to avoid the two worst pruning mistakes.  You will leave this program ready to prune your own trees and shrubs with confidence and effectiveness.

 


Soil Building

Saturday, Sept. 7 • 9- 11 a.m.
Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road
Instructor-Don Titmus

Soil building brings life back into soil that has been destroyed over the years. You will learn how to increase carbon stability, air and water flow and feed the soil using various methods to revitalize your soil.


Color Your World

Saturday, Oct. 19 • 9 a.m. to noon
Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road
Instructor-Cathy Rymer

It can be challenging to garden and landscape here in the Sonoran Desert. The rules are different and the plants you grew “back home” just aren’t happy here. Learn how to use desert-adapted plants that are “happy” in our heavy, alkaline soil to design a colorful and fragrant extension of your living space.

 

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