Don’t let a small yard limit your vegetable gardening opportunities. Growing plants in containers and raised beds is a great way to make the most out of small spaces. The Glendale Water Services Department is offering a free “Vegetable Gardening in Containers and Raised Beds” class on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St.

Our sunny climate has two growing seasons that offer gardeners a large selection of homegrown vegetable options. Pam Perry, Maricopa County Master Gardener, will talk about the different types of containers and raised beds, soil amendments, plants, and watering requirements. Get the resources and confidence to grow your tomatoes, beans, carrots, peas and more sustainably in a desert environment at home in easy to access containers and raised beds.

The “Green-Living” class series will continue each month with new topics, guest speakers, and how-to resources for creating a more sustainable home. The next class will be held on October 13 at 10 a.m. and will cover colorful Arizona-friendly plants. For a complete listing of Glendale’s “Green-Living” class series, go to Classes are free, but advance registration is required by calling 623-930-3760 or emailing You do not have to be a Glendale resident to attend.