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Grow Food Class 2014 photo

Water-Smart Landscaper Training
Our goal is to ensure that contractors doing business in Aurora follow city code, understand water conservation best practices and can tell their clients about our conservation programs. Here is a list of
Water-Smart Landscape Contractors that attended the training class in the last three years. The 2016 trainings will be at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Register here.

For more information or to register, call Tim York at 303-326-8819 or email him at tyork@auroragov.org.  


In-Person Water Conservation Classes
The 2016 Class Schedule is posted! Take a look at our class flyer and then 
register for any of our classes online. For more information, call 303-739-7195 or email conservation@auroragov.org.

Online Water Conservation Classes
Most of our in-person classes are also available online as downloadable PDFs.
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Xeriscape Basics: Learn to transform your lawn into a beautiful and water-saving xeriscape. 

Xeriscape Start to Finish: A hands-on class in the Aurora Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.

DIY Sprinkler Systems: Your automatic irrigation system is your ally in water conservation; use it right!


Seasonal Xeriscape Maintenance: How to properly maintain your beautiful xeriscape.

Turf Grass Alternatives: The cure for the common lawn. Learn about alternatives to Kentucky Blue.

Grow Food, Save Water: Grow food and save water at the same time.

Landscaping with Native Plants: Colorado native plants are beautiful, resilient and provide wildlife habitat.

Rainwater Diversion: Learn how to direct rainwater to optimize its benefits to your landscape.
 
DIY Xeriscape Design Part 2: After taking Part 1 below, move forward with your design with Part 2. Create a bubble diagram, plant list and then final design.
 
Xeriscape Design Consultation
The Office of Water Conservation offers xeric landscape designs to residential customers free of charge. Before receiving a design consultation you must (1) request a site map by calling 303-739-7195, (2) take this class, DIY Xeriscape Design Part 1, online or in-person, and (3) complete your site map packet.

More Resources

Blooms in the Garden

Get to know some of the Aurora Xeriscape Demonstration Garden's flowering plants by bloom time.

Top Recommended Plants 
Our favorite, tried-and-true xeric plants for Front Range gardens.

Composting Factsheet
Download the CSU Extension Factsheet 2712 to learn how to create compost from yard and kitchen waste.

Community Garden Handbook
How to start your own community garden or join an existing garden.
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