Classes for Professionals in the Landscape Field

Take advantage of the many resources for landscape professionals in the northwest!

The Case for Sustainable Landscapes

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (full and half-day options)

South Seattle College  Fee: $35 full day; $20 half day; Spanish afternoon session (free)

**continuing education credits offered**  REGISTER HERE

Sponsored by the Green Gardening Program at Seattle Public Utilities

What’s New? Updates in the Changing World of IPM

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and Wednesday, October 26, 2016

South Seattle College – Fee: $50.00 per day

**continuing education credits offered**  REGISTER HERE

Sponsored by the City of Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities

SPU provides many resources for landscapers to learn about sustainable gardening practices in the northwest. From landscape management plans you can peruse to Soils for Salmon BMPs, this website is the place to go for constructive resources.

SPU

 

Green Gardening Program

The Green Gardening Program is funded by Seattle Public Utilities and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County. They provide education and resources to landscape, nursery, and design professionals promoting healthy landscape practices that protect and enhance the environment. The Green Gardening Program hosts workshops in English, Spanish, Khmer (Cambodian), and Vietnamese for landscape, nursery, and design professionals.

Green Gardening 

 

RainWise Rebate Program Training for Professionals

Training is provided free of charge for professionals interested in participating as a vendor in the RainWise rebate program. Attendance is required at all three days of training in order to be qualified to participate in the rebate program. Become versed in the requirements for rebates for raingarden and cistern installations. Currently approved vendors can attend for a refresher one or all three days. Current training opportunities can be found at Brown Paper Tickets online.

 RainWise Contractor Corner

eco-PRO Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional

EcoPRO training and certification for landscape professionals is available to certify you in sustainable landscape practices in Washington State. They offer a 4-day course for working professionals to help prepare for the certification exam. The training covers reducing chemical use, conserving water, building soil, and creating healthy beautiful landscapes.

ecoPRO 

 

Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association

WSNLA supports and educates the professional horticulture community in Washington State through their Pro-Series class offerings and classes that support their certification program. Many other organizations also offer credits towards continuing certification from WSNLA.

WSNLA

 

Washington Association of Landscape Professionals

WALP’s mission is to promote professionalism, integrity, and education to a thriving membership within the Green Industry and the communities served. They offer classes on all aspects of the landscape industry and offer certification for professional landscapers.

WALP

 

Oregon Tilth Land Care Accreditation

Offered also in Washington State at varying locations and times, the Oregon Tilth Organic Land Care Accreditation offers landscape professionals  an opportunity to add another certification to their roster. They teach how to design and maintain ecological landscapes, maintain healthy soil, identify and encourage beneficial insects, and market Organic Land Care Practices.

Oregon Tilth

 

 Plant Amnesty

Plant Amnesty offers a Master Pruner Series and Certification taught by their founder Cass Turnbull and many other northwest guest pruning gurus. Learn about pruning and landscape renovation and apply it to your business skills. Get details on pruning roses, fruit trees, ornamental vines, Japanese garden style and artistic pruning.

Plant Amnesty

 

Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture

The ISA Arborist Certification Program is a voluntary effort among professionals in the tree care industry to establish a standard of quality in arboricultural work, to promote and encourage continuing education, and to provide the public with a mechanism for identifying qualified ISA Certified Arborists. Offering a range of certifications to suit the needs of your business.

PNW-ISA

 

Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Offering the only landscape design certification in the US, the American Association of Professional Landscape Designers certifies based on the submission of landscape designs. They offer training on various aspects of landscaping that can be applied to your designs.

APLD

Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Representing local Washington State landscape architects in the local chapter, this organization’s mission is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Visit the calendar for Washington State events and classes. WASLA offers continuing education resources for licensed landscape architects.

WASLA

Irrigation Association

The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with their members, they are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and to long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations. They offer certification, books, online classes and an online collection of technical papers on irrigation topics. At their trade shows they offer classes as well as industry information.

IA