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In-Person Water Conservation Classes
The 2015 Class Schedule is posted! Take a look at our class flyer and then 
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
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.

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 720-859-4407, (2) take this class, Preparing for Your Design Consultation, online or in-person, and (3) complete your site plan.

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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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