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Pima Smartscape – Summer 2021



Tuesdays and Thursdays
August 3 – September 2, 2021
3:00pm – 6:00pm


Online – ZOOM (Links to be sent to registered participants)


Smartscape is a training program specifically designed for professionals in the landscape industry or associated fields. We have a range of students who 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), or ​the ​Arizona ​chapter ​of ​the ​American ​Society ​of ​Landscape ​Architects (AzASLA) certification.

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 ​Study ​Guide and additional materials, all ​​with ​valuable ​information and resources.


Completion Requirements

Attend and participate in all classes and pass the Exam.

CEUs Available



  • Plants, Soil & Water

    Dr. Ursula Schuch, UA Plant Sciences

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021

  • Drip Irrigation Design & Installation

    Jessie Byrd, Smartscape Instructor

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

  • Maintaining Desert Adapted Plants

    José Cano, Smartscape and Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Landscape Water Management

    David Sanabria, Smartscape en Espanol Instructor

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

  • Landscape Design & Renovation

    Micaela Machado, Smartscape Instructor

    Tuesday, August 17, 2021

  • Plant Selection and Installation

    Marcus White, Smartscape Instructor

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • Desert Adapted Plants

    Greg Starr, Smartscape Instructor

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

  • Plant Disorders

    Jessie Byrd, Smartscape Instructor

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Exam Review, Resources & Marketing

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021

  • Exam

    Thursday, September 2, 2021