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 http://www.aps.com/main/green/choice/choice_129.html.
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.