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Hydrate Phoenix Classes 2024

Join Watershed Management Group and City of Phoenix Water Services Department for free virtual classes on how to create a shady pollinator friendly landscape using rainwater.

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Class descriptions

Designing a Water Harvesting Landscape

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 @ 6:00p.m. - 7:30pm

Learn to assess your yard based on integrated design principles and find ways you can shape your landscape to passively harvest rainwater on site. We'll give ideas on how to size and plan where to place your water harvesting basins to help slow the flow of the water, spread it across the areas where it's needed, and sink it into the ground.


Selecting Native Plants for Multiple Benefits

Thursday, August 8, 2024 @ 6:00p.m. - 7:30pm

You can create a beautiful landscape that attracts pollinators while conserving water! It all starts with learning about selecting low-water-use, native plants that build wildlife habitat, shade your home, and create an appealing landscape for your yard. Whether you’re looking for the best trees and plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, bloom bright with color, or cool off your home with shade, we've got you covered.


Vegetable Gardening in the Low Desert

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 @ 6:00p.m. - 7:30pm

Abundant sunshine and scarce rainwater create unique challenges for anyone growing food. Plan your garden with these challenges in mind and you’ll be producing food year-round. This class will cover site selection, soil preparation, plant selection, and maintenance of your vegetable garden.


Cultivating Native Edibles

Thursday, August 22, 2024 @ 6:00p.m. - 7:30pm

The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the U.S. Many native plants have been important sources of food and medicine for indigenous people, historically and in the present. Get a whole new appreciation for the desert and how to harvest this local abundance by learning about edible and medicinal plants you can plant in your landscape or discover while hiking.


Native Landscape Care

Thursday, August 29, 2024 @ 6:00p.m. - 7:30pm

Our desert landscapes can thrive and produce abundance with the right care. Learn the nuances of landscape maintenance that will help you ditch chemical fertilizers and highwater bills. We will review the benefits of rainwater harvesting, proper care of different plant types, how to identify and solve potential rain garden issues, watering schedules, seasonal plant needs such as trimming & weeding, and more.


Thank you to our Hydrate Phoenix Sponsors

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