Landscaper Training Programs - Project Greenscape Overview
Project Greenscape originated in response to the City of Naples' desire to improve water quality in Naples Bay by reducing nutrient inputs through requiring landscapers to get training and obtain a license to apply fertilizer. It’s a partnership program between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Collier County, University of Florida/IFAS Collier County Extension Office, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the City of Naples. The main objective is to promote sustainable landscaping practices through implementing strategic, science-based education.
Project Greenscape offers a variety of trainings over the course of the year, including Green Industries Best Management Practices which covers fertilizing, watering, plant selection and pesticides; Fertilizer Calibration (Spanish); Urban Pond Management; Water wise and Other Irrigation Concepts; Proper Pruning Practices for Southwest Florida; and Good Plant, Bad Plant, Right Plant.