NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are strongly recommended for all guests and required for unvaccinated guests ages 2 and up. 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.

For more details about our programs, or to receive personalized class recommendations from our helpful staff, please feel free to contact us at edu@phipps.conservatory.org.

Client Communication: Talk to Prospective Clients about Transitioning to New, Organic and Sustainable Gardening Practices | Panel Discussion

Sept. 30 | 7 – 8 p.m.

In person, held at Botany Hall Lecture

Free 

Are you having trouble communicating to customers and potential clients about the benefits of using sustainable practices? Do you want to learn more strategies for sharing your interest in Sustainable Landcare? Hear from four experts in the field and learn new techniques for promoting your organic landcare business. 

This event is intended for Sustainable Landcare Accredited professionals and aspiring small landscape business owners, those who want to build up their customer base. Panel Discussion members will include local landscapers: Meg Graham, John Totten, Linda Kramer and Keith McNeish.

Note: Registration will be limited to allow adequate social distancing in our lecture hall. We will continue to monitor the virus, and the event may be altered or made virtual if necessary

Professional Education

Sustainable Landcare Accreditation Program

2022 Training Open for Registration!

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and March 1, 3 6 – 9 p.m. (online)
Fri., Feb. 25; 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (in person at Phipps Special Events Hall)
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom with one day mandatory in-person training

Rate for Professional Landcare Providers: 
$350 on or before Jan 11, 2022 ($400 after)
(additional attendees from the same business receive a 50% discount) 

Reduced Rate for Environmental Nonprofits and Government and School Grounds Staff: 
$262.50 on or before Jan 11, 2022 ($312.50 after)

Scholarship Opportunities:
Partial scholarships are available for nonprofit, government and school staff as well as qualifying individuals. Download and complete our application and return to Juliette Olshock at jolshock@phipps.conservatory.org for consideration.

CEUs pending in the following areas:   

  • PA Certified Horticulturist
  • Sustainable Landscape Certification
  • Pesticide recertification training credits
  • ASLA
  • APLD

To learn more, see our complete Sustainable Landcare standards and curriculum.