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The Professional's Guide to Sustainable Landscaping

Resources to help you:

  • 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
  • Minimize chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the environment through INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT


Course for professional maintenance gardeners

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Learn 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!

In person courses currently suspended. FIND OUT MORE by clicking HERE.

Click for a list of San Joaquin County Qualified Green Gardeners for download


After clicking the MAKE A GIFT button, select from the Designation drop-down menu: San Joaquin County- Environmental Horticulture



UC Master Gardeners
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  • 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.