The Monterey Bay Green Gardener Program trains and certifies landscape industry workers in Monterey Bay-Friendly Landscaping design and maintenance practices.
In order to become certified, gardeners attend the certification-level series which consists of ten weekday evening class sessions for a total of 20-30 hours of instruction and a Saturday class project. Gardeners must obtain a passing score on a final exam that covers all core subjects and must complete a comprehensive self-evaluation of their landscape practices. Continuing education is not required to maintain certification. However, certified gardeners are encouraged to attend continuing education classes.
The next 10-week Green Gardener Certification-level course will be offered both online and in-person in April 2022 at the Watsonville/Aptos Adult School, 294 Green Valley Road in Watsonville. Participants will have the opportunity to earn the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Certification.
REGISTER BY CALLING WATSONVILLE ADULT EDUCATION AT (831) 786-2160 OR BY HEADING TO THIS LINK
QWEL/Green Gardener Certification is sponsored by the water utility members of the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County, Ecology Action, and Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education