Bay-Friendly Training and Qualification Program for Landscape Maintenance
Friday | June 16, 2017 | 8:00 am — Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm
PLEASE READ: During registration, please enter personal information as you would like it to appear on your official Bay-Friendly and ReScape California documents. You will be asked several questions about your work experience/education level for our purposes of tailoring the training to your needs. Thank you for taking the time to register and provide us with this valuable information.
Give yourself a competitive edge by being a part of Bay-Friendly’s dynamic approach to maintaining and managing healthy landscapes. This four-session training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more!
Classes meet the following dates and times in South San Francisco (times subject to change slightly):
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, August 31, 2017 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
To become Bay-Friendly Qualified, program participants must attend all four classes, complete and pass the take-home exam and complete the final practicum.
The course provides landscape maintenance professionals with:
An understanding of Bay-Friendly’s ecologically based, comprehensive approach to the management of public and private landscapes
Knowledge of the effects of landscape maintenance practices on the health of our communities, watersheds and the San Francisco Bay
Knowledge of habitat restoration, local plant communities and the benefits to bio-diversity
Hands-on experience with practical, effective techniques such as sheet mulching to transform lawns into Bay-Friendly landscapes
An understanding of the global connections between soil health, waste management, water conservation, air and water quality, Green House Gas reductions, urban forestry and carbon sequestration
A competitive advantage in the professional landscape maintenance marketplace
A certificate of qualification and patch with the Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional logo
Graduates receive a two-year membership in the Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals network, which includes free listing in the Bay Area-wide directory of Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professionals and use of the Bay-Friendly logo to promote your sustainable landscape expertise