AMHERST, Mass. — UMass Extension’s Green School is our comprehensive 12-day certificate short course for Green Industry professionals taught by UMass Extension Specialists, University of Massachusetts faculty, and guest presenters.
For eligible employers, the Green School registration fee may be partially reimbursed (up to 50%) through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program. Employers should submit an online application to the Express Grant program at least 4 weeks in advance of Green School’s starting date. To find out if you qualify and to apply for benefits, go to http://workforcetrainingfund.
- Course Name: Green School 2020
- Course ID#: 1126836
- Cost: $650 until 9/15/20; $725 after 9/15/20
For complete information, including the schedule, curriculum, and registration details, visit ag.umass.edu/landscape/
When: Oct. 26 – Dec. 10, 2020, twice weekly (this course will not be offered again until 2022)
Where: Instruction in 2020 will be 100% virtual, providing attendees with online resources via an online learning management system, including a mixture of pre-recorded lectures, live lectures via Zoom and GoToWebinar, and live guided discussions/Q&A opportunities that compliment pre-recorded lecture material via Zoom.
THREE SPECIALTY TRACKS ARE OFFERED
* Landscape Management
* Turf Management
* Arboriculture – specifically geared toward professional arborists
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, AS SPACE IS LIMITED!
Find the full schedule and registration info at
What is Green School? Designed for landscapers, lawn care specialists, nursery operators, sports field managers, public and private grounds managers, arborists and others in the green industry, our comprehensive course is for horticultural professionals who want to gain an understanding of economically feasible and environmentally responsible plant and land care practices. Both experienced professionals as well as those entering the green industries will benefit from this course.
Students learn about sensible and sustainable methods of plant and land care as well as responsible nutrient and pest management. They learn scientifically sound information that enables them to make better purchasing and management decisions, and to be better stewards of the environment. The curriculum, which emphasizes a systems-based approach to plant care, is based on current research and focuses on Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
For more information or to have a registration form mailed, call UMass Extension at 413-545-0895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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