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Maricopa Smartscape en Español – 2021

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Dates

Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 4 – June 3, 2021
3:00 to 6:00 pm

Location

University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension: 4341 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Description

Please note: we plan to offer this course in-person, but that is subject to change if COVID-19 conditions require us to present virtually. Masks will be provided for all participants, and we will be set up to accommodate social distancing.

Smartscape is a training program specifically designed for professionals in the landscape industry and associated fields. A range of students attend Smartscape, such as those owning or working for landscaping companies (installation ​and ​maintenance ​supervisors ​and ​crew ​members, or ​office personnel ​involved ​in ​scheduling ​field ​staff ​or ​contracting), employees of municipal parks and recreation departments, nurseries, landscape architecture or design firms, and property management companies, as well as HOA members.

Smartscape programs ​are ​designed ​to ​provide ​education ​on ​a ​wide ​range ​of ​topics ​encountered ​in ​the ​landscape ​field​, with ​instruction ​from ​experts ​in ​the ​green ​industry. Attendees can ​earn continuing ​education for ​International ​Society ​of ​Arboriculture ​(ISA).

The Smartscape course ​prepares ​students ​with ​the ​essential ​skills ​to ​plan, ​create, ​and ​care ​for ​water-efficient ​landscapes. ​Smartscape ​delivers ​20 ​hours ​of ​high-quality ​education ​on ​the ​best ​irrigation ​and ​horticultural ​practices ​for ​the ​desert ​southwest. ​Students ​receive ​a ​Smartscape ​​manual and additional materials, all ​​with ​valuable ​information and resources.

*REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.* Contact the Program Coordinator if you wish to pay with a check.

Completion Requirements

The Smartscape certificate requires payment of the $95 Smartscape registration fee, attendance for all ten workshops, and a passing grade of 70% on the test.

1. The maximum number of classes that can be missed and made up is two. Missing more than two classes disqualifies you from becoming a Smartscape graduate.
2. You have a year to complete any make-up class(es).
3. You may attend the missed class at the next Smartscape course (preferred, so you receive the exact information), or attend an approved workshop offered by another organization.
More detailed information will be provided during the course.

CEUs Available

ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)

Classes

  • Plants, Soil, and Water

    Raul Puente-Martinez, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Landscape Design & Renovation

    Raul Puente-Martinez, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Plant Selection and Installation

    Jaime Toledano, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Drip Irrigation Design & Installation

    Thomas Wright, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Landscape Water Management & Irrigation Controllers

    Thomas Wright, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

  • Maintaining Desert Adapted Plants

    Jaime Toledano, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • Plant Disorders

    Jaime Toledano, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • Desert Adapted Plants

    Raul Puente-Martinez, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • Exam

    Kirti Mathura, Program Coordinator, Senior, Horticulturist

    Tuesday, June 1, 2021

  • Resources & Marketing, Certificates of Completion

    Kirti Mathura, Program Coordinator, Senior, Horticulturist

    Thursday, June 3, 2021