NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are now optional but recommended. Learn more about how you can join us!

As a busy landscaper, you need quality continuing education to stay ahead of the sustainable curve. Our programs are taught by experts in the fields of horticulture, arboriculture, turf management, and forestry. These classes are designed to help landscapers build the skills they need to offer more environmentally-friendly services while taking care of their bottom line.

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Professional Education

Sustainable Landcare Accreditation Program

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Jan. 31, Feb. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28 and March 2; 6 – 9 p.m. (online)

FRIDAY, FEB 24, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (in-person, at the Special Events Hall, Phipps Conservatory)

Presented as a live webinar through Zoom, with one day mandatory in-person training

Rate for Professional Landcare Providers (additional attendees from the same business receive a 50% discount; enter code TEAM50 at checkout):  $350 on or before Jan 16, 2023 ($400 after).

 Reduced Rate for Environmental Nonprofits and Government and School Grounds Staff: $262.50 on or before Jan 16, 2023 ($312.50 after).

Scholarship Opportunities:

Partial scholarships are available for nonprofit, government and school staff as well as qualifying individuals. Complete our online application for consideration, and contact Juliette Olshock at with questions.

This course has been approved for 35.0 CEUs for landscape architects by LA CES.

For landscape and lawn care professionals looking to distinguish themselves as true sustainable practitioners. Phipps models this intensive training after the NOFA Organic Landcare Program in Connecticut, whose experienced national trainers work with local landcare experts to teach the program.  The course covers topics such as soil ecology; site analysis and design; organic pest, weed and disease control; storm water management; native plants and more. The registration fee includes the textbook and catered lunch and reception for February 24. To review the curriculum and instructor bios, visit

Registration for this year's class is now closed. Please email to be placed on the waiting list for next year.