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Feb. 11, 2016

Classes on edible gardening and rainwater harvesting kick off landscape workshops

A class on edible gardening and how to capture rainwater will kick off Chandler’s lineup of free spring landscaping and irrigation classes.
The series of nine popular workshops are designed to help residents learn how to use water more efficiently and still have lush looking yards. The classes are free to Chandler utility customers, but participants must register. Visit to register online, or call Chandler’s Water Conservation Office at 782-3580.
A Water-Wise Edible Gardening class will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Chandler City Hall. This timely workshop will help residents get their gardens growing in Arizona’s unique desert environment. Taught by a Master Gardener, participants will discover the importance and details of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of the desert environment. Learn how to prepare beds, choose plants, and care for vegetables, herbs, fruits and citrus for a bountiful harvest.
A Rainwater Harvesting class will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, also at Chandler City Hall. Join a rainwater harvesting expert for a close look at designing a sensible, earth-friendly yard to collect or utilize rainwater from roofs, driveways, patios and sidewalks that can reduce water consumption in your landscape.
Additional Class Offerings
Workshops continuing into March, April and May include:
--  March 1, Pruning and Maintaining Your Landscape
--  March 8, Basic Yard Makeovers
--  March 12 and March 19, Create Your Own Oasis
--  April 7, Sprinkler Design & Installation
--  April 21, ABC’s of Yard Watering & Timer Operation
--  April 28, Easy Irrigation Troubleshooting & Repair
--  May 10, Save Your Trees from Storm Damage
Complete class descriptions are available at Residents can keep u