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

GREEN GARDENER TRAINING

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Course for professional maintenance gardeners.

Taught in 3 Modules, this course 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!

The 1st module runs 3 Tuesdays: Nov.28., Dec. 5, Dec. 12

6:00-8:30 pm

Registration is for Module 1 is open until noon, November 24, 2017

FIND OUT MORE by clicking HERE.

Download Flier with schedule for 2017-2018

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

 

Nurseries implement management practices to protect water quality

Nurseries implement management practices to protect water quality
The year 2004 was a crossroads for Ventura County agriculture. Stricter water quality regulations promised over the past decade were finally being implemented. Regulatory agencies were mandating changes that would greatly impact agriculture, especially the intensely managed nursery industry. There was much concern that the new regulations would drive Ventura County nurseries out of business or into other areas where regulations were not as restrictive. Another concern was that substantial capital would be required to comply with these regulations, especially for those nurseries where the best solution would be the construction of recycling and water capture systems.

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In the News

Sacramento's Capital Park drastically reduces pesticides through IPM

Capitol Park in Sacramento is one of the capital region's greenest places.

Its 40 acres are blanketed in lush lawns and adorned with an abundance of shrubs and flowers, including renowned rose and camellia gardens, and more than 1,000 (about 200 varieties) of trees. Yet visitors may be surprised to know that this botanical delight is cared for by staff who hardly use any synthetic chemical pesticides.

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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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HOMEOWNER QUESTIONS

CLICK HERE to visit our UC Master Gardener website
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Extension Horticulture Research

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Cause, Affect and Prevention of Erosion on Urban Trees
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