Advanced Sustainable Professionals Landscape Series
members of the Sustainable Landscape Design, Installation, or Maintenance
Professional Program are required to attend one of these classes once per
year to stay in the program.
Water Budgets and Hydrozones - January 31
Advanced training in landscape design using hydrozones based on plant type,
micro-climate and irrigation requirements, plus how to create water budgets for
these landscapes that satisfy state and local water budget requirements.
Soil Microbiology - March 13
An overview of soil microbiological applications (compost and compost tea) for
good soil and plant health. Lessons from an actual case study.
In Field Irrigation Design (taught in Spanish only) - March 27
Meet in the back
Soil Moisture Sensors - May 1
Find out about the latest technology in soil moisture-based irrigation control.
Which device is best for your application and which ones meet local
Plants and Irrigation for Containers and In Structure Planters - May 29
This class covers the special considerations for plant choice, soil mix, drainage, irrigation and fertilization that are required for successful plantings in containers and in-structure planters.
Advanced Drip Applications - September 4
Learn about techniques and equipment for designing and installing drip
irrigation systems in challenging landscape situations. Prerequisite: Thorough
understanding of conventional drip irrigation design and installation
Irrigation Design for Greywater and Cistern Systems - November 6
Learn about irrigation system design considerations and equipment choices for
Auxiliary Water Supply Systems (AWSS) including greywater and cistern systems.
Learn how to meet Santa Monica code requirements for AWSS design. Prerequisite:
Thorough understanding of conventional drip irrigation design and installation