A new idea has taken root in California gardening. The movement towards native landscaping is already widespread and growing every year, opening new opportunities for professional landscapers.
The California Native Plant Landscaper Certificate Program (CNPLC) is a job-training program for landscape professionals developed and taught by highly respected native plant experts.
This program, as hosted at Chino Basin Water Conservation District, is currently only open to those providing services or working for agencies within the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, and / or Upland.
If you do not work in the areas listed above, you can learn more about the larger program, offered by Theodore Payne Foundation in other areas, at education.theororepayne.org
Participants will learn best practices in maintenance, selection, planting, pruning, irrigation, and pest management for California native plants and landscapes that contain them.
California naitve plants are quickly gaining popularity in landscape projects, and we are providing this program to help ensure our region has a well-trained workforce ready help these landscapes thrive.
Although focused on California native plant material, most of the concepts presented will also apply to other low-water demanding or waterwise landscapes.
We will cover the unique challenges, and solutions to those challenges presented by both large-scale commercial / municipal sites and residential landscapes, including maintenance timing and irrigation scheduling.
Please fill out the form below to submit your application for joining an upcoming California Native Plant Landscaper Certificate Program taking place at Chino Basin Water Conservation District's Waterwise Community Center (located in Montclair).