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The desert edibles class teaches residents how to sustainably grow their own food.

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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00 am

City offers free desert edibles class


Attention all foodies – grow your yard and eat it, too. Edible landscaping is gaining popularity, because homeowners are interested in sustainably growing their own food. Mesquite, pomegranate, and prickly pear are just a handful of tasty plants that thrive in the desert.

Glendale is teaming up with the Linking Edible Arizona Forests (LEAF) Network to offer a free class 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 21 at Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. The class will cover desert edible plants that homeowners can successfully grow, harvest, and enjoy in their own landscapes.

Although there are a diversity of citrus and stone fruit trees that grow well in the desert, this class will focus on water-efficient plants. Keep in mind that the information shared in this class does not constitute medical or dietary advice.

Attendees will receive a free rosemary plant at the end of the class (one per household; first come, first served). This class is funded by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and the USDA Forest Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Glendale Water Services – Conservation and Sustainable Living Division’s free “Green-Living” class series runs monthly with new topics, guest speakers and resources for creating a more sustainable home. The next class will be 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and will cover backyard composting. Classes are free and open to Glendale and non-city residents, but advance registration is required by calling 623-930-3760, or emailing  

For a complete listing of Glendale’s “Green-Living” class series, visit You do not have to be a Glendale resident to attend.

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