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Sustainable Landscapes: The Road to Healthy Public Spaces (video 45 min.)

Register Now: Green Gardening Fall Workshop 2014 for Landscape Professionals: “What's HOT in Sustainable Landscaping”, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30am-4:00pm, at South Seattle Community College. See agenda and registration flyer, or register online.

Capacitación en Espanol: “La salud de las plantas y el manejo integrado de las plagas” Martes, 22 Octubre 2014, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Vea la agenda y formulario de registración (pdf) o registren online.

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The fastest growing sector of the landscape industry is providing “green” services that minimize chemical use and water waste, and maximize plant health and efficient resource use. Get started with Natural Landscaping: Design, Build, Maintain (pdf), or in Spanish Paisajismo natural: Diseño, Construcción, Mantenimiento (pdf).

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Natural Pest, Weed & Disease Control Practical IPM approach for homeowners and professionals, and pest management resource links.
Choose the Right Plant for Your Site Plant lists, planting, and plant care tips.
Backyard Composting
Building Healthy Soil
Yard Waste Disposal to commercial composting, and sources of compost from Cedar Grove.
Hazardous Waste Disposal

Links to other sites

EnviroStars Certification for Landscape Professionals Get certified and promote your business as an Envirostar.
Saving Water Partnership - conservation information and rebates for homes, schools, and businesses.
Pesticide Information - alternatives from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program Grow Smart Grow Safe - rates safe products.
Soils for (design and science) and Building (builder and landscaper information) on best practices for soil preservation and restoration, now required by codes in western Washington.