San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture
University of California
San Joaquin County Environmental Horticulture


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The Professional's Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

Resources to help you:

  • Minimize chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the environment through INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
  • Use water conservatively
  • Build and maintain soil health
  • Eliminate non-storm run-off to storm drains
  • Use plants appropriate for their space, use, and climate
  • Minimize green waste to the landfill
  • Provide food and shelter for beneficial wildlife


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8-Week Course for professional maintenance gardeners. Covers practices that will help you improve the health of landscapes, conserve natural resources, and provide a tool to market yourself as a San Joaquin County Green Gardener!

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For a list of Qualified San Joaquin County Green Gardeners - CLICK HERE

Due to low enrollment, the 2017 training has been cancelled.  Check back for Green Gardener Continuing Education classes to be held this spring.  

Grasscycling for Green Waste Reduction

Responding to a statewide shortage of landfill space, in 1990 the California Assembly passed AB939, which required California municipalities to reduce solid waste by 50% within 10 years. The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) staff asked Ali Harivandi, environmental horticulture advisor in Alameda County, to do research and develop educational materials for municipalities and the public about reducing green waste, which comprises a large portion of California's waste stream.

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New disease in CA Native nursery plants

A new disease coming from potted specimens of some California native species is showing up and carrying disease to the landscape.

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Extension Horticulture Research

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Pam Bennett, Ohio State University Extension
Cause, Affect and Prevention of Erosion on Urban Trees
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