Monday, December 14, 2015

January 27, 2016 begins a 10-Week  River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener Professional Training Program

The Green Gardener Training Program is a ten-week series of classes that provides professionals with a foundation of knowledge and training on the following topics:
      River-Friendly Landscaping Principles
      Soil Health
      Mulches and Compost
      Water Efficient Irrigation (3 classes)
      Right Plant in the Right Place
      Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
      Pruning for Plant Health
      Fertilizers & Turf Care

Why become a Qualified River-Friendly Green Gardener Professional?
The qualified Green Gardener conscientiously adheres to the River-Friendly Landscape Guidelines and will have successfully completed intensive training.
  • Gain a competitive advantage by being a part of this dynamic green industry movement.
  • Be qualified to respond to the increased need for professionals trained in environmentally-responsible principles and practices for the changing California landscape.
  • Receive recognition in public outreach opportunities, including the opportunity to be listed on the EcoLandscaper™ Professional Referral List.
  • Identify yourself as a Green Gardener and ultimately an EcoLandscaper, and use the official titles and logos to promote your services and qualifications.
  • Reduce pesticide use, minimize runoff, and prevent pollution for a healthier landscape and environment for you and your clients.
  • Diversify services and communicate your water-efficient landscaping practices to clients and employers.
Sacramento's Organic Advocate Steven Zien with Living Resources Company, Our Water Our World and Ecolandscape California will be the instructor for three of these classes including Soil Health, Integrated Pest Management, and the Fertilizer/Lawn Care presentations.
Classes will be held at the Sacramento Tree Foundation 191 Lathrop Way, Suite D, Sacramento, California on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. For more information or to register go to the Ecolandscape California webpage.