Training & Certification for Landscape Professionals

Sustainable landscaping is a growing market. Green Gardening training puts you in the lead. Check this page regularly for upcoming professional trainings, or view Past Workshop Presentations. For training materials in other languages see Translations.

Upcoming training opportunities

City of Seattle IPM and Pesticide License Recertification Webinar Series: We are offering 4 Winter Webinars in 2022. Please attend all four webinars to earn the same number of credits as our former 2-day seminar. 

Part One - Registration closed
January 12, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Part Two
February 9, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Register here

  • Patrick Tobin, Climate change effects on the spread and impact of plant pests and pathogens
    A recent Climate change could ultimately become one of the most important influences on ecosystem function and diversity due to its profound effect on many biotic processes. Herbivorous insects and plant pathogens are particularly affected by climate due to their dependency on various weather conditions, such as temperature and precipitation, for reproduction and population growth. In this talk, I will focus on how climate change can affect the spread and impact of plant pests and pathogens. I will specifically focus on how climate change can mediate shifts in distributional ranges, alter outbreak frequency and intensity, alter seasonality, and affect interactions between and among trophic levels.
  • Clay Antieau, Standards for Pesticide, Herbicide and Fertilizer use in Environmental Critical Areas
    Clay describes current City of Seattle regulations for applying pesticides and fertilizers in the City's Shoreline Management District (SMD) and environmentally critical areas (ECAs). Clay will describe what the SMD and ECAs are, how you identify where these are located, and how the City regulates the application of these chemicals.  The City's 2017 update to its ECA regulations strengthened these standards to better protect these natural resources and water quality, people, and property.
  • Chris Anderson, Living with Wildlife
    Learn about techniques that assist in managing urban wildlife conflict situations (e.g. wildlife issues in garden, crops, landscaping, in buildings, etc.).  Chris will touch on area urban wildlife and discuss related management topics such as exclusion efforts in conflict situations, reduction or alteration of wildlife attractants, state legal considerations, how area wildlife can assist in pest reduction, and building habitat to support area wildlife, among other related topics.

Cost: Free (pre-registration required)

Credits: Up to 3 WSDA credits and up to 3 ISA credits per webinar

Future Dates (registration coming soon):

  • Part Three, February 23, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Part Four, March 9, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Training and certification resources:

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