River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener Training Program

River-Friendly Green Gardener

The River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener Professional Training Program

River-Friendly Landscaping is an approach to landscaping
that works with nature to reduce waste, prevent pollution
and support the integrity of the Sacramento River watershed.

This program is designed for the Professional in the Landscape Industry and combines cutting-edge technology with ecologically sound landscaping principles and practices.

The Green Gardener Training Program is offered in THREE, 3-CLASS MODULES.
The modules may be taken as stand-alone courses;
however, participants must complete all three modules to become a Qualified Green Gardener and the opportunity to become an EcoLandscaper™ and be advertised on the Professional Referral List.


(Our plan is to offer the three modules at least twice per year; at this time only dates and locations for Fall 2017 have been finalized.)

Registration for each three-class module is $55 for EcoLandscape members;
$65 for non-members.
(Flyer for All Three Modules)

Pre-registration is Required.
Refunds available for cancellations received up to 7 days before the first class of the module.

     
     
MODULE #1     BUILDING HEALTHY SOIL FOR SUCCESSFUL
                              LANDSCAPES


       Thursday, Sept. 7 - Introduction to Soil Science
       Thursday, Sept. 14 - Fertilizer and Turf Care
       Thursday, Sept. 21 - Using Mulch and Compost
  
        Classes: 6 pm - 8:30 pm at the Sacramento Tree Foundation,
        191 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

                  Module Details      Module Flyer      Registration

     MODULE #2     MASTERING EFFICIENT IRRIGATION

     How to achieve landscape water efficiency through proper system
     design, components, scheduling, check-ups and maintenance.

  
       Thursdays, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12  (6pm - 8:30pm)
       Saturday, Oct. 21- Hands-on Day  (9am - 11:30am
)

       Classes held at Ewing Irrigation, 500 Berry St., Roseville, CA 95678
                 Module Details      Module Flyer      Registration

     MODULE #3     PLANTS IN THE CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE

       Thursday, Nov. 2 - Right Plant, Right Place  (6pm to 8:30pm)
       Thursday, Nov. 9 - Integrated Pest Management  (6pm to 8:30pm)
       Saturday, Nov. 18 - Pruning for Plant Health and Structure
       Hands-on pruning training in the park  (9am – 11:30 am)
  
       Classes held at Howe Park, 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

                 Module Details     Module Flyer      Registration

   Earn Continuing Education Units for:
   • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
   • California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)
   • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
   • Irrigation Association (IA)
   • Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL)
   • EcoLandscape CA EcoLandscaper™
   • California Certified Nursery Professional


   Who Should Attend:
      Professionals who
        •  Install
        •  Maintain
        •  Design
        •  Provide materials for all types of urban landscapes
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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.

  • Identify yourself as a Green Gardener and ultimately an EcoLandscaper, and
    use the official titles and logos to promote your services and qualifications.

  • Receive recognition in public outreach opportunities, including the
    opportunity to be listed on the EcoLandscaper™ Professional Referral List.

  • Reduce pesticide use, minimize runoff, and prevent pollution for a healthier
    landscape and environment for you and your clients.

  • Learn to communicate the principles and standards that provide beautiful,
    eco-friendly, water-efficient landscaping services to clients and employers.

INTERESTED IN FUTURE CLASSES? SEND AN EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO OUR LIST.
You will be notified of class information when available.

ggwaitlist@ecolandscape.org


EcoLandscaper logo  EcoLandscaper - How do I qualify to become an EcoLandscaper?
 Graduates of the River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener
 Professional Training program are qualified to become EcoLandscapers.
 For more information: email - ecolandscaper@ecolandscape.org

Green Gardener logo


 
List of our Green Gardener Graduates

History:

The Program was first developed by the City and County of Santa Barbara and Ecology Action with funding from the State Water Resources Control Board through a Coastal Non-Point Source and a Proposition 13 grant in 2005.
   
The River-Friendly Landscaping (RFL) Training Program was brought to the
Sacramento Region by the Regional Water Authority.
   
The first class in Sacramento was offered in Spring 2009. Since then, hundreds of landscape professionals have graduated from the program.

   Presented by:                           With Support from:   
     EcoLandscape CA                        Be Water Smart                        Stormwater Quality Partnership  


 

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