Events — Water Conservation

Water Conservation


We offer many classes for the general public as well as numerous professional level training classes related to water conservation, irrigation and water use efficiency, turfgrass management, landscape horticulture, and more.

The City of Edmond is partnering with the ThinkWater team at Oklahoma State University to provide monthly workshops on outdoor water use efficiency. A broad range of topics will be discussed concerning efficient water use in the landscape. Each presentation will last about one hour. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is requested. Visit to register.

Made in the Shade | April 9, 2020 | Fire Station 5, Classroom A, 5300 E. Covell Road, Edmond, OK

Shade areas can make it difficult to grow a healthy lawn, but there are many ways to find success in the shade. Common problems and solutions will be addressed, as well as alternatives to traditional turfgrass. We presented an introductory course last fall. This class will serve as a more thorough overview of dealing with shady areas in the yard. Recommended Prerequisite from 2019 Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Shady Areas -

Time: 9:00AM | April 9, 2020

Cost: Free


Water Efficient Plants | May 2, 2020 | 1600 N. Midwest Boulevard, Edmond, OK

Learn how to select and grow more water efficient plants for your landscape. Oklahoma native and well-adapted plants that require minimal or no supplemental watering will be discusses. Come see some of the beautiful drought resistant plants that thrive in Oklahoma.

Location: Coffee Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility

Time: 9:00AM | May 2, 2020

Cost: Free


Successful Landscaping in the Summer | June 16, 2020 | 28 E. Main, Edmond, OK

Oklahoma summers can be tough on your yard. This workshop will cover proper irrigation, plant care and landscape maintenance tips for summer success. Learn how to survive those hot, dry, and windy Oklahoma summers and still have a beautiful yard.

Location: Downtown Community Center, Auditorium

Time: 2:00PM & 6:00PM | June 16, 2020

Cost: Free


Smart Irrigation & Smart Meters for Edmond Residents | July 16, 2020 | 1600 N. Midwest Boulevard, Edmond, OK

Spring is nearly here, so join us for the Step Into Spring workshop held at Coffee Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility to get a head start preparing for spring landscaping and gardening. This FREE workshop will focus on plant selection and establishment, irrigation tips and tricks, pruning techniques, spring vegetable gardening and more.

Location: Coffee Creek Water Resource Recovery Facility

Time: 9:00AM | July 16, 2020

Cost: Free


Fall Weed Management | August 25, 2020 | 28 E. Main, Edmond, OK

Late summer to early fall is a good time to think about control and prevention of those winter and spring weeds. A discussion of herbicide treatments and non-chemical control strategies will be discussed. In addition, a discussion of organic or natural products will be presented.

Location: Downton Community Center (DCC) Auditorium

Time: 2:00PM & 6:00PM | August 25, 2020

Cost: Free


Advanced Composting for the Homeowner | September 10, 2020 | 28 E. Main, Edmond, OK

Compost is a natural, dark brown, humus-rich material formed from the decomposition or breakdown of organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable food scraps. Composting reduces the flow of material to the landfill and provides an excellent source of nutrients for your garden. Procedures for composting will be discussed, along with options for establishing a compost container, bin or pile. We presented an introductory course in fall of 2019. This class will serve as a more thorough overview of composting for the homeowner.

Location: Downton Community Center (DCC), Room 207

Time: 2:00PM & 6:00PM | September 10, 2020

Cost: Free