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Keep Phoenix Beautiful is ringing in the new fall season with free garden workshops for the Phoenix community. Beginning October 15th, Keep Phoenix Beautiful will provide ways for residents to get in the dirt and learn best gardening practices. Phoenicians can enjoy a variety of classes to prepare gardens for vegetables, wildflowers, and how to efficiently – and sustainably – water their garden plots.

Photo: Keep Phoenix Beautiful

Photo: Keep Phoenix Beautiful

“This is a great time of year to learn how to grow a garden,” said Cynthia Moss, Program Director of Keep Phoenix Beautiful. “New seasons are about new beginnings; these free workshops will create ways for residents to go green this fall, creating beauty in their yards and around their homes.”

A local recycling advocacy organization, Keep Phoenix Beautiful’s free workshops are available in order to educate Phoenicians about the desert environment by offering information on composting, reducing waste and understanding how food is sourced. This series of green workshops is proudly supported by Keep Phoenix Beautiful’s partners at the Coca Cola Foundation and will run through November.

KABA_Calibri_outlined_v2The workshop attendees will conduct their classes at PHX Renews, a 15-acre desert oasis of community gardens and gatherings offered by Keep Phoenix Beautiful. Currently, PHX Renews hosts a fully functional solar home for sustainable living demonstrations, two acres of food to feed local refugee families, a research space for urban agriculture and organic pesticide-free gardening, a therapy space for war veterans and a creative outlet for LGBT youth.

People may sign up for the free fall garden workshops by visiting phxrenews.org/events.

PHX Renews Workshops Classes:

Saturday October 15, 9:30AM
Title: When is a drip a good thing? When efficiently watering plants!
Topic: Hands-on drip irrigation line installation

Thursday October 20, 5:30PM
Title: It’s time to sow wildflower seed for the spring color!
Topic: Wildflower seed presentation with give-away

Saturday November 12, 9:30AM
Title: Want to keep your plants happy? It’s all in the dirt!
Topic: Soil preparation for vegetable and xeriscape gardens

Thursday November 17, 5:30PM
Title: I turn on the faucet and water comes out, but where does it come from?
Topic: Phoenix water resources and why there are no mandates for saving water.