Calendar

Jan 11 Sat
Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

Jan 25 Sat
Hands-On Landscape Design Series @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process, inspiration for style and use of your landscape or information about plants and hardscapes?  Participate in this comprehensive hands-on series of three 3-hour classes and learn from Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD , Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.

THIS SERIES IS FULL.  WE PLAN TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN THE FALL.  THANK YOU!

Feb 19 Wed
Landscape Design with Low Water Use Plants @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Landscape Design with Low Water Use Plants – Presented by Kathryn Hahne, Assistant Horticultural Agent, UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension

Desert-adapted plants have a genetic adaptations for survival in drought-prone areas. Learn how to select plants for your water-wise landscape design based on these strategies. We’ll discuss the adaptations of desert plants to survive in a water-scarce environment and the design criteria to consider for a rain-irrigated landscape.

Feb 22 Sat
Gray Water Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Categories: Rebate Classes

Did you know that 1/3 of typical household waste water can be re-used as gray water for landscape plants? If you’d like to participate in Tucson Water’s Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program and receive reimbursement (up to $1,000) when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed in your home, then you must attend this 2-hour workshop. It focuses on design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.  Instructor: Lincoln Perino

Hands-On Landscape Design Series @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process, inspiration for style and use of your landscape or information about plants and hardscapes?  Participate in this comprehensive hands-on series of three 3-hour classes and learn from Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD , Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.

THIS SERIES IS FULL.  WE PLAN TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN THE FALL.  THANK YOU!

Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

Mar 19 Wed
Urban Wildlife Gardens @ University of Arizona/Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Join an award winning landscape designer to learn how to attract the Sonoran desert wild life, so beneficial to our gardens and to our spirits! We will discuss the wide variety of attractive plants, and habitats, which bring birds and butterflies into our gardens and keep them returning throughout the year. Instructor: Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD, Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.

Mar 22 Sat
Hands-On Landscape Design Series @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process, inspiration for style and use of your landscape or information about plants and hardscapes?  Participate in this comprehensive hands-on series of three 3-hour classes and learn from Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD , Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.

THIS SERIES IS FULL.  WE PLAN TO OFFER IT AGAIN IN THE FALL.  THANK YOU!

Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.  This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

Thank you for your interest.  This class date is full.  Please choose a different class date below.

Apr 5 Sat
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Landscapes -For Professionals, Spring 2014 @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Advanced

Understanding environmental factors, soil conditions and local pests and diseases will help us become better stewards of the landscape.  The objective of this series is to provide participants an opportunity to learn what it takes to develop healthy landscapes and to develop a plan of action for the landscapes in their care.

Each class consists of both classroom and field activities. Come prepared to make practical applications of the ideas and information presented.

Class #1 Understanding Your Site and Your Soil

  • Understanding your site, identifying microclimates.
  • Soil – the backbone of the landscape and garden.  This is where it all begins and topics include:
    • The soil food web.
    • Types of soil – why does it matter?
    • How to determine what type of soil you have.
    • What is special about Tucson dirt?
    • What do plants need from the soil?
    • What can you expect to learn from testing your soil?
    • Mulch, compost and what the monsoon can do for you.

Class #2 Cultural Practices for a Healthy Landscape

We can save time, trouble, water and money by choosing appropriate plants for the soil and exposure we are working with.  This class will focus on how to identify the plants that suit your site and your interests, as well as planting and maintenance practices that keep plants and soil healthy:  This class focuses on:

  • Choosing plants for soil, exposure, and other factors of a microclimate.
  • Hydrozoning.
  • Planting basics that help you reduce diseases and pests. Concepts include:
    • Cover crops and rotation for homeowners.
    • What does a plant family have to do with it?
    • Fertilizing, pruning, and watering practices.

Class #3 What To Do When Pests and Diseases Happen

What are your safest options when pests and disease happen?  We are becoming more aware of the impact of insecticides, herbicides and other chemicals that have been commonly used to control diseases in our landscapes.  In this class we will focus on methods of intervention that help preserve our health, the health of the soil, and the beneficial insects that are so valuable in the landscape.  Topics covered include:

  • What are your weeds telling you about the soil?  How you can use the weeds to determine what your soil needs.
  • Beneficial insects and how we can attract and conserve them.
  • How to determine if interventions are necessary.
  • Organic methods of intervention – how to identify your best options, optimize applications and lessen adverse affects to beneficial insects and plants in the garden.

 

 

Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

Gray Water Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Did you know that 1/3 of typical household waste water can be re-used as gray water for landscape plants? If you’d like to participate in Tucson Water’s Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program and receive reimbursement (up to $1,000) when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed in your home, then you must attend this 2-hour workshop. It focuses on design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.  Instructor: Lincoln Perino

Apr 16 Wed
LANDSCAPES QUARTERLY – Spring to Summer Landscapes @ University of Arizona/Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Join us for the new SmartScape Residential series “Landscapes, Quarterly”. This series offers landscape advise focused on seasonal topics. This quarter ushers in spring planting, winter clean up, and watering efficiency. Learn what to plant now and what to watch for as the cool days begin to warm up, and take a walk in the demonstration gardens to see what the season has to offer.

May 3 Sat
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Landscapes -For Professionals, Spring 2014 @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Advanced

Understanding environmental factors, soil conditions and local pests and diseases will help us become better stewards of the landscape.  The objective of this series is to provide participants an opportunity to learn what it takes to develop healthy landscapes and to develop a plan of action for the landscapes in their care.

Each class consists of both classroom and field activities. Come prepared to make practical applications of the ideas and information presented.

Class #1 Understanding Your Site and Your Soil

  • Understanding your site, identifying microclimates.
  • Soil – the backbone of the landscape and garden.  This is where it all begins and topics include:
    • The soil food web.
    • Types of soil – why does it matter?
    • How to determine what type of soil you have.
    • What is special about Tucson dirt?
    • What do plants need from the soil?
    • What can you expect to learn from testing your soil?
    • Mulch, compost and what the monsoon can do for you.

Class #2 Cultural Practices for a Healthy Landscape

We can save time, trouble, water and money by choosing appropriate plants for the soil and exposure we are working with.  This class will focus on how to identify the plants that suit your site and your interests, as well as planting and maintenance practices that keep plants and soil healthy:  This class focuses on:

  • Choosing plants for soil, exposure, and other factors of a microclimate.
  • Hydrozoning.
  • Planting basics that help you reduce diseases and pests. Concepts include:
    • Cover crops and rotation for homeowners.
    • What does a plant family have to do with it?
    • Fertilizing, pruning, and watering practices.

Class #3 What To Do When Pests and Diseases Happen

What are your safest options when pests and disease happen?  We are becoming more aware of the impact of insecticides, herbicides and other chemicals that have been commonly used to control diseases in our landscapes.  In this class we will focus on methods of intervention that help preserve our health, the health of the soil, and the beneficial insects that are so valuable in the landscape.  Topics covered include:

  • What are your weeds telling you about the soil?  How you can use the weeds to determine what your soil needs.
  • Beneficial insects and how we can attract and conserve them.
  • How to determine if interventions are necessary.
  • Organic methods of intervention – how to identify your best options, optimize applications and lessen adverse affects to beneficial insects and plants in the garden.

 

 

May 13 Tue
Hands-On Drip Irrigation Systems @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Whether you are a DIYer or are hiring a professional, this class will help you understand how to set up and maintain a drip irrigation system…in the comfort of an air conditioned classroom.  Instructor: Steve Mallgren

May 20 Tue
Irrigation Scheduling Made Simple @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Residential

Join Irrigation Specialist, Steve Mallgren, to learn how easy it is to program your irrigation controller and develop a watering schedule for your landscape!

May 21 Wed
Installing Your Own Polyethylene Cisterns @ University of Arizona/Pima County Cooperative Extension
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Guest Lectures

Rainwater Harvesting expert (and owner of Ethos Rainwater Harvesting), Lincoln Perino, will discuss a number of topics including:

• Basics of system design – sizing, siting, gutter/scupper connections

• Choosing the right materials for the job

• Tools

• Installation tips and techniques

• System maintenance

Rainwater Harvesting Incentives Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Categories: Rebate Classes

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties.

This workshop is mandatory for those who want to qualify for the rebate.

This class is full, but you may be interested in registering for the Guest Lecture – Installing Your Own Polyethylene Cisterns that morning at 10:30 a.m.  Please check our other Rainwater Harvesting dates as they are all still open.  If you would like to be on a waiting list for this class, please email khanshaw@cals.arizona.

Jun 7 Sat
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Landscapes -For Professionals, Spring 2014 @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Advanced

Understanding environmental factors, soil conditions and local pests and diseases will help us become better stewards of the landscape.  The objective of this series is to provide participants an opportunity to learn what it takes to develop healthy landscapes and to develop a plan of action for the landscapes in their care.

Each class consists of both classroom and field activities. Come prepared to make practical applications of the ideas and information presented.

Class #1 Understanding Your Site and Your Soil

  • Understanding your site, identifying microclimates.
  • Soil – the backbone of the landscape and garden.  This is where it all begins and topics include:
    • The soil food web.
    • Types of soil – why does it matter?
    • How to determine what type of soil you have.
    • What is special about Tucson dirt?
    • What do plants need from the soil?
    • What can you expect to learn from testing your soil?
    • Mulch, compost and what the monsoon can do for you.

Class #2 Cultural Practices for a Healthy Landscape

We can save time, trouble, water and money by choosing appropriate plants for the soil and exposure we are working with.  This class will focus on how to identify the plants that suit your site and your interests, as well as planting and maintenance practices that keep plants and soil healthy:  This class focuses on:

  • Choosing plants for soil, exposure, and other factors of a microclimate.
  • Hydrozoning.
  • Planting basics that help you reduce diseases and pests. Concepts include:
    • Cover crops and rotation for homeowners.
    • What does a plant family have to do with it?
    • Fertilizing, pruning, and watering practices.

Class #3 What To Do When Pests and Diseases Happen

What are your safest options when pests and disease happen?  We are becoming more aware of the impact of insecticides, herbicides and other chemicals that have been commonly used to control diseases in our landscapes.  In this class we will focus on methods of intervention that help preserve our health, the health of the soil, and the beneficial insects that are so valuable in the landscape.  Topics covered include:

  • What are your weeds telling you about the soil?  How you can use the weeds to determine what your soil needs.
  • Beneficial insects and how we can attract and conserve them.
  • How to determine if interventions are necessary.
  • Organic methods of intervention – how to identify your best options, optimize applications and lessen adverse affects to beneficial insects and plants in the garden.

 

 

Gray Water Rebate Program @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Categories: Rebate Classes

Did you know that 1/3 of typical household waste water can be re-used as gray water for landscape plants? If you’d like to participate in Tucson Water’s Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program and receive reimbursement (up to $1,000) when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed in your home, then you must attend this 2-hour workshop. It focuses on design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.  Instructor: Lincoln Perino