Do you work in the landscape industry and would like to hone your environmental and sustainability skills?
If so, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) Green Pro workshops will help you achieve that goal.
Our workshops will equip you to become a water conservation and sustainability expert. The program covers a range of the most important sustainable landscape techniques. Participants will be equipped with the essential tactics to design and care for low-maintenance, water-saving landscapes that are attractive, fit our North Texas climate and need fewer pesticides, fertilizers, and water.
Completion of the courses will allow you and your company to be featured in our online directory of Water Efficient Recognized Green Professionals.
January 11: North Texas Water Conservation Efforts and Water Use Efficiency in Landscapes
Course objectives: Gain a better understanding of North Texas water supplies, providers, and why conservation is important. Learn the basic principles of water efficient landscaping. Presented by Blake Alldredge, UTRWD, Dustan Compton, TRWD, and Dr. Becky Bowling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
January 18: All About Turfgrass
Course objectives: Learn and understand turfgrass varieties appropriate for North Texas. Dive deeper into the selection, care, maintenance, and management of these grasses. Presented by Dr. Becky Bowling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
January 25: Irrigation Technology and System Management
Course objectives: Proper irrigation is critical to plant health. Explore design, pressure, new technologies, appropriate programming / scheduling, and system maintenance. Presented by Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and Claudia Montoya, Rainbird.
February 1: Low Impact Design in Landscapes
Course objectives: Explore low impact landscape design practices that protect water quality and increase sustainability in both residential and commercial settings. Presented by Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Michelle Wood-Ramirez, TRWD.
February 8: Plant Selection for Water Conservation
Course Objectives: Learn how to properly select plants according to water requirements and shade tolerance for a beautiful, water efficient landscape your customers will love! Presented by Laura Miller and Janet Laminack, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
Our 2023 workshop series consists of five in-person classes. All classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Grapevine Botanical Garden (411 Ball St, Grapevine, TX 76051). Each class will include an outdoor activity.
The total cost for the series is $30 for new participants and returning Green Pros can attend one session of their choice for free! Price includes all course materials and breakfast!