Check out our great lineup of classes for our utility customers! Registration is available at the bottom of the page.
February 18 – 9:00 a.m. - Noon
PRUNING AND MAINTAINING YOUR LANDSCAPE - 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.
April 29 – 9:00 am. - Noon
Pleasing the Pollinators – Instructor: Kirti Mathura
Many winged creatures pollinate the plants that provide brilliant color and fragrance in our gardens. You can invite hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees and even bats into your landscape. Learn about habitat requirements and the plants that different pollinators favor, and you’ll be on your way to creating a rewarding garden for your pleasure as well as a critical haven for declining pollinator populations.
May 27 – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
RAINWATER HARVESTING – Instructor: Tina Sleeper
Join Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner, Tina Sleeper, 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 your water consumption in the home landscape. This informative workshop will cover both passive and active rainwater catchment systems. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop.
June 17 – 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
SAVING YOUR TREES FROM MONSOON DAMAGE – Instructor, Cathy Rymer
Just in time for monsoon season, join ISA certified arborist, Cathy Rymer, for this presentation on how to avoid common mistakes that contribute to tree failure in storms. You will learn the art and science of good pruning, how to keep your investments healthy, functional and looking great, and when to find a professional when needed.
AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER – VEGETABLE Garden Install and Design & Container Gardening. (Jeff Lee)
October 14 – 9:00 – 11:30
BASIC BACKYARD MAKEOVER- Instructor: Cathy Rymer
Want to create your own backyard oasis? Or maybe you'd like to make your landscape more child or pet friendly. Transform your grass yard into outdoor living spaces that are colorful, fragrant, interesting, cool leisure, Mediterranean, eco-compatible, etc. This class will show you the easy step-by-step methods.
Cost: All workshops are free to charge to Town of Queen Creek utility customers, but you must register.