Maricopa County Advanced Smartscape: Plant Materials
The Advanced Smartscape: Plant Material training builds upon the Smartscape course experience with twelve hours of in-depth training for landscape professionals on plant materials best suited for water-efficient landscapes in our desert environment.
Attendees should have completed the basic Smartscape course to develop an understanding of conditions typically found in our landscapes that affect proper plant selection.
After completing the four-class course, students will be able to effectively integrate a wide selection of regionally appropriate plants into landscape designs and provide proper maintenance by implementing the knowledge gained in Advanced Smartscape.
The Advanced Smartscape: Plant Materials course delivers high-quality education from experts in the green industry.
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Presentations will be made using the latest research-based information regarding sustainable landscaping practices. In a tough economy, such training is invaluable to landscaping businesses as competition for customers remains high. Students will receive an Advanced Smartscape training manual and the opportunity to earn International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) continuing education.
Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona and the opportunity to market themselves as Smartscape Trained Professionals by being listed in the Smartscape Online Directory at www.smartscape.org/directory.
The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension strives to increase water-use efficiency in landscapes by providing exceptional training to landscape professionals and educating them regarding the critical role they play in the conservation of water resources. The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and the Arizona Department of Water Resources sponsor the program.
REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. A service fee is added to all credit/debit card payments. Contact the Program Coordinator if you wish to pay with a check.
Contact Kirti Mathura, the Smartscape Program Coordinator, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 827-8206.