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




 An 8-Week Course for landscape maintenance professionals:

Held once a year during the winter - check back for 2015 dates.

 2.5 DPR and  4 ISA CEUs available

Professional instruction that will help you improve the health and beauty of landscapes, conserve water, reduce pesticide use and green waste, be more efficient with your time and your clients' money, and provide a tool to market yourself as a

San Joaquin County Green Gardener!

Attend all 8 evening sessions, 2 half-day Saturdays and pass a final take-home exam to receive a certificate and be listed on the County's website list of qualified Green Gardeners!

  • Week 1: Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Principles and Soils
  • Week 2: Building Healthy Soil, Mulch & Compost
  • Week 3: Irrigation efficiency and scheduling
  • Week 4: Irrigation design and troubleshooting
    • Saturday: irrigation workshop
  • Week 5: Turf management & Fertilizing properly
  • Week 6: Pruning for Structure & Health
    • Saturday: tree planting and pruning workshop
  • Week 7: Integrated Pest Management
  • Week 8: Smart plant selection-Right Plant/Right Place, Selling Green Gardener, & Final exam handout

Past Workshops:

November 2, 9, and 16, 2012            7:45 am - 11:45 pm

Sustainable by Design: A Landscape Seminar Series

Covered principles of sustainability through the continuum from Design, through Construction and Maintenance.

JUNE 9, 2011                    7:00 am - 11:45 pm

Tree Pruning for Landscape Professionals

This workshop in cooperation with San Joaquin Delta College's Horticulture Department included instruction and hands-on training:

  • Understanding tree growth and structure
  • Planting the right tree in the right place
  • Pruning for structural strength and health
  • Proper cuts: when and how

APRIL 12, 2011            8:00 am-1:30 pm

Water Management for Landscape Professionals

  • San Joaquin County Water Regulations, Current and Future
  • Water-Conserving Turf Management for the Central Valley
  • Using Smart Irrigation Technology
  • Reducing the Impacts of Urban Runoff Water

In depth courses from UC Davis Extension :CLICK HERE.

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