Living Green Workshop Series

 

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The aim of "Living Green" events is to inform the community about why and how to increase the sustainability of our community, and is part of a larger effort by the City to develop and implement innovative programs to address environmental issues and concerns. Library Resources include books available at City of Mesa Library on sustainable landscaping, waterwise gardening, energy efficiency, green living, and earth-friendly building and remodeling.


Green Streets Workshop: On Sat. Nov. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., help us plant a water-harvesting demonstration landscape in front of Mesa Urban Garden. Learn about native plants, how to plant properly and more! Registration required.

Learn More About the Green Streets Workshop!

The City of Mesa has put out a call to community members who want to learn more about stormwater harvesting, green infrastructure and the use of native plants. Those who register are invited to attend a unique hands-on workshop and demonstration focusing on an exciting and relatively new idea called low impact development.

The location is an unlandscaped area between the street and sidewalk in front of Mesa Urban Garden and República Empanada at 212 East First Avenue. The completed planting will provide a demonstration of specially designed landscaping, including curb cuts, to help capture and beneficially reuse stormwater runoff from the street and sidewalks. The project will allow City staff to evaluate low impact development practices, which is a requirement of Mesa’s municipal stormwater permit issued by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

The city is partnering with Mesa Urban Garden, neighboring restaurant, República Empanada, and Watershed Management Group. The demonstration site will not only enhance the community garden and restaurant but will provide shade, beautification and pedestrian amenities to community members. The demonstration site will benefit from the adjoining Mesa Urban Garden which is already serving as a mechanism for community-building and educating people about the importance of sustainability.   Watershed Management Group (WMG) will be leading the workshop and installation of the project. WMG is a nonprofit who specializes in working with diverse community stakeholders, from city departments to neighborhood groups in the planning, design and implementation of green infrastructure.Nov. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 212 E. 1st Ave. Registration required.

Nov. 22, Free Shade Trees by attending the SRP Shade Tree workshop at the City of Mesa Red Mountain Library. This program fills up fast!

Also check out:

-Mesa Urban Garden - there's always something going on at the garden.

-Household Hazardous Waste Events: Check out when our next event will take place

 

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