Thursday, April 5, 2012

Communiversity at Surprise to Host APS Shade Tree Event

SURPRISE, Ariz. - Saturday, April 14, Arizona Public Service (APS) will be sponsoring a “Shade Tree Program” event at the Communiversity @ Surprise, 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza in Surprise. The APS Shade Tree Program will consist of two workshops beginning at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with each workshop lasting approximately one hour. According to APS, planting trees can reduce your energy bill by $50 per year. Participants in the program will receive free trees for planting. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

In conjunction with the event, Rio Salado College will be holding a Sustainable Food Systems organic food demonstration at the Communiversity and sharing sustainable practices used in the Garden @ Rio, which is located at the college’s Tempe headquarters. Topics will include cultivating soils, sowing, and harvesting to maximize sustainable efforts. The presentation will be located in the Communiversity @ Surprise’s lobby. The public is welcome. No registration required. For more information related to Rio Salado College’s Sustainable Food Systems demonstration please call 480-384-9001.