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Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

The Pima County Cooperative Extension will offer several free water conservation classes this fall. The classes deal with drip irrigation, irrigation timers, xeriscaping and harvesting rainwater. They are:

• Hands-on Drip Irrigation: A workshop designed to teach the principles of design and installation; 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 22; at the Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

• Irrigation Timers: Focuses on the principles of automating a landscape irrigation system through the use of timers or controllers; 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 22; at the Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

• Principles of Xeriscape: This workshop teaches the seven horticultural principles of Xeriscape to promote residential landscapes appropriate for the desert environment and climate; noon to 2 p.m., Oct. 8; at the Extension office, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

For more information about the classes listed above, call the Cooperative Extension at 626-5161.

A class about creating desert rain gardens will be offered Oct. 8 at The Nature Conservancy, 1510 E. Fort Lowell Road. The workshop will introduce participants to the concept of creating a water-thrifty landscape that relies on seasonal rainfall and rainwater harvesting techniques, rather than supplemental irrigation and potable water. The class will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, or to register, call the SmartScape office at 626-5161.

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