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April is Water Awareness Month

Welcome to Water Wise!

2015 Event Schedule

FOUR Great Events for WAM!


Saturday, April 4, 9 to 11:00 AM




Do you wonder if you are watering too little or too much? At this talk you will learn where to water your plants, how to determine a watering schedule - and how to apply watering principles to your "real world".

Presenters: Jody Sharp-Webb, Cochise County Master Gardener and Cado Daily, Water Wise Program.

LOCATION: UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ, Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room.



Saturday, April 11, 9 to 11:00AM

LOWE'S Home Improvement Store, 3700 MLK Parkway, Sierra Vista

AND (repeated)

1 to 2:30 PM at The Home Depot, The Mall at Sierra Vista


When Do I Water?

Watering Trees and Shrubs

Lawn Care for Cochise County

Drip Irrigation - The Basics

Scheduling an Irrigation Controller


CONSTRUCT A STRAWBALE GARDEN - a hands on workshop

Strawbale garden

Saturday, April 18, 2 to 4:00PM

Bisbee (San Jose area)

Registration required - email to sign up here

Gardening in straw bales is easy. It is a great method for people who want to garden but have poor soils, and for those who want to garden at waist height. Gardens can be created with one straw bale, or a more permanent garden with multiple bales. Take a look at the resources below to see how it is done, and sign up for our hands-on workshop in April!


How to make a straw bale garden

Straw bale garden construction slide show


Why be Water Wise? Arizonans have long known that water is our most precious resource. Many residents presently enjoy a reliable, relatively inexpensive supply of high quality water. However, water use has begun to exceed water recharge in some areas of Cochise County, generating concern about depleting water resources. To ensure adequate water supplies for the future, all of us need to be more water wise. This web page contains tips for saving water indoors and outdoors. These water wise ideas can not only help you save money on your water bill, but also benefit the community by conserving this precious resource. Water Wise is a public/privately funded University of Arizona Cooperative Extension water conservation educational program. We are here to help you do what you want, but more water efficiently. Please let us help you!

Thank you to our Water Wise Partners - we can't do it without you!

Water Wise Annual Report 2014

Additional support is provided by Pueblo del Sol Water, the City of Bisbee, Southeast Arizona Association of Realtors, and the U of A Cooperative Extension.

The information given herein is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is implied.

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