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In-Person Water Conservation Classes

Our 2014 Class Schedule. We are excited to announce that we will have more classes, more frequently, covering more topics this year. Registration is required.

Register for any of our classes online
. Call Diana Denwood for more information at 720-859-4407 or email conservation@auroragov.org.

Online Water Conservation Classes

All of our in-person classes are also available online as downloadable pdf's.

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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.

Irrigation 101: Your automatic irrigation system is your ally in water conservation; use it right!

Xeriscape Maintenance: How to properly maintain your beautiful xeriscape.

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

Vegetable Gardens: 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.
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 303-739-7351, (2) take this class,
Design Consultation Prep, online or in-person, and (3) complete your site plan.

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 2014 trainings have already occured and additional trainings will not be scheduled until 2015.

For more information or to register, call Tim York at 303-326-8819. 

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
CSU Extension Factsheet 2712 on 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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