The city of Phoenix Water Services Department hosts a free workshop 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Saguaro Library, 2808 N. 46th St. Learn from a certified water harvesting practitioner how to design an earth-friendly yard using simple earthworks and planting to passively cool your home. Participants will receive helpful materials and books. Attendees also will be entered into a drawing to receive tickets to the Desert Botanical Garden.

To RSVP, e-mail or call 602-534-3950.