Six of the company's employees completed the River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener Training Program.
Twenty-one students earned their River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener Training Program Certificate of Completion, adding the list of qualified Green Gardeners throughout the Sacramento region. Six of those students are employeed at Carson Landscape Industries. The program, sponsored by the Regional Water Authority seeks to educate local professional gardeners and home owners in resource efficient and pollution prevention landscape maintenance practices.
The Green Gardener Program was established in 2009 as a regional program designed to offer education, training, and promotion of participating gardeners and landscape maintenance contractors. “My team is committed to understanding and implementing the best landscape practices possible. I am glad they’ve gained this knowledge to benefit Carson, our clients, and the environment” said Frank Carson, owner and president of Carson Landscape Industries.
The new River-Friendly Landscaping Green Gardener Training Program is a system approach to gardening and landscaping that helps participant’s conserve water, reduce pollution and save money. Taught by local gardening and landscaping professionals, students receive training in a variety of subjects, including soil health, compost and mulching, irrigation, landscape design, integrated pest management, pruning and appropriate plantings for the region.
“The benefits associated with, designing, installing and maintaining river-friendly landscapes – in addition to their beauty – are substantial,” says Cheryl Buckwalter, owner of Landscape Liaisons and Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor. “In addition to saving water, time and money, a healthy landscape eliminates chemical runoff, protects local waterways, attracts wildlife, and reduces unnecessary maintenance.” The program is sponsored by the Regional Water Authority, and the River-Friendly Landscaping Coalition.
For more information about these Continuing Education programs and to find a Green Gardener, go to: www.BeWaterSmart.info.