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The Water Coalition of Santa Cruz County sponsors a variety of workshops for Santa Cruz County residents. These workshops cover water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource. For more information and to register for workshops, search on the calendar links below.
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Green Gardener Certification for Beginners
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$100.00
This bilingual 10-week series covers all aspects of ecological landscaping with an emphasis on irrigation. Class includes 4 lab sessions in irrigation where the students have an opportunity to practice irrigation theories. This class is suitable for landscape industry employees seeking Green Gardener certification. This session runs from January 23 through March 20.
The Green Gardener Certification Program is a hands-on training program for landscape professionals that emphasizes ecological landscape design and resource-efficient landscape maintenance practices. Each 2-hour class in the series offers both classroom instruction and hands-on skill-building opportunities in English and Spanish. Core topics include irrigation system troubleshooting, efficient irrigation technologies, weather-based irrigation scheduling, strategies for turf removal, installation and maintenance of drought tolerant and California native plants, natural pruning techniques, evaluating compost quality, mulch application, fertilizer selection and application, integrated pest/weed management, and Monterey Bay-Friendly Landscape standards. Advanced topics in irrigation system design, greywater irrigation and rainwater harvesting follow the basic certification-level course. Landscape contractors and green industry experts instruct all Green Gardener classes with Spanish interpretation provided by Watsonville Adult Education.
BY PHONE: (831) 786-2160
IN PERSON: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m, Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.