Registration is open to all that register, workshop fee is $95.00 for 8 classes, 20 hours of instruction
Smartscape is a comprehensive, research-based professional training program specifically designed to assist landscape professionals in the design, installation, and maintenance of attractive, water-efficient landscapes that offer a unique sense of place and value to communities. Smartscape delivers 20 hours of high-quality education on the best irrigation and horticultural practices for the desert southwest. For $95, students receive a Smartscape manual with valuable information and materials, instruction from experts in the green industry, the opportunity to earn continuing education units, and refreshments. Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona and a chance to market themselves as a Smartscape professional by listing their contact information in the Smartscape Online Directory at www.smartscape.org/directory.
The eighth and final class in this series is titled "Desert Adapted Plants", and will explore the various plants that can be found in this climate. The class will begin with a description of a typical urban desert environment. Attendees will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of native and introduced plants, and will be able to identify common invasive species and explain how invasiveness occurs.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Describe a typical urban desert environment.
2. Give at least five examples of plant adaptations to desert conditions.
3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of native and introduced plants.
4. Name at least ten commonly used low water-use plants suitable for the urban landscape.
5. Compare and contrast the common roles of landscape plants.
6. Identify common invasive species and explain how invasiveness occurs.