Training and Resources

WELO Workshop - November 30, 2017, PG&E Energy Center, San Francisco

StopWaste and PG&E present this FREE, one-day workshop that covers everything you need to know about the California Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance.  Attendees will learn about WELO requirements, how to design planting and irrigation, specify compost and mulch, create a water budget, and calculate estimate water use to comply with the ordinance.  The workshop will be a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, giving attendees a thorough understanding of what's required by the ordinance and how to comply with it.  The workshop will be simulcast via the internet.  the workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.  Use the links below to sign up!

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Bay-Friendly Trainings and Talks

Converting lawns to gardens is becoming an increasingly popular request from residential and commercial clients alike.  Offering sheet mulching services offers landscape professionals an edge in this new and expanding market of lawn conversion.  Since 2007, the Bay-Friendly training program has been providing comprehensive education in environmentally responsible strategies for landscape design, construction and maintenance--including sheet mulching for lawn conversion. Trainings are available for landscape maintenance staff, landscape designers, and landscape architects, and graduates earn the designation "Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional" and use of the logo.

Originally created in Alameda County by StopWaste, the program is now offered throughout the Bay Area by ReScape California (formerly the Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition).

Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification Program for Landscape Maintenance

Presented by: ReScape California
Date: Four consecutive Tuesdays starting January 9
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Livermore
Cost: Free for public agency staff in Alameda County*

Give yourself a competitive edge by earning professional qualification in the Bay-Friendly approach to managing healthy landscapes. This four-day training program is taught by leading experts in stormwater management, soil health, irrigation, plant care, integrated pest management, and more. ReScape is holding this January training in Livermore to make it easier for East County staff to attend. Info and registration (see note below). 

*Note: StopWaste will pay the entire $495 training fee for eligible staff of public agencies in Alameda County and its 14 cities, but you must fill out a scholarship application and submit it to StopWaste, in addition to registering for the course with ReScape. Download the scholarship application. 

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