Announcing Sustainable Landscape Technologies Course Series at Lake Washington Institute of Technology Environmental Horticulture Department
Do you need new tools in your toolbox to meet the demands of the 21st century landscape client--Low Impact Development, Rain gardens, Water Catchment, Low and non-toxic Pest Management?
The Environmental Horticulture Department at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is proud to announce a new course series in Sustainable Landscape Technologies. In response to demand from the Green Industry, we have created this course series for professionals in the field who would like to expand and extend their skills to better meet the needs of clients who require resource efficient and ecological landscape management. The series is designed and taught by industry experts. It is designed to be concise, hands-on, and in-line with the requirements of ecoPRO, WSNLA, WALP/NALP.
The Sustainable Landscape Technologies Course Series kicks off this fall with our initial offering, Sustainable Irrigation I, to be taught in our new irrigation lab. Students in this hands-on course will learn the Design, Components, Installation, Construction and Maintenance of the major types of irrigation systems: drip; subsurface; and low volume sprays. Students will learn basic electrical principles and practices and the use of smart controllers to more efficiently deliver irrigation where it is most needed.
This five week course is designed for the active professional, meeting Friday afternoons from October 4 through November 7. In that short time, students will install two irrigation zones in our study arboretum, from design, to wiring, laying pipes and installing valve boxes. The experience gained will translate directly into greater confidence for professionals and students new to irrigation alike and a higher level of service for clients.
This is just the first offering in the Sustainable Landscape Technologies Series. Classes will follow in Sustainability in the Landscape, including water catchment strategies, low impact development, and maintaining and promoting healthy soils; Sustainable Plant Material Best Practices, from basic landscape design to plant nutrition and disease management.
Get started on 21st century landscape design and management with these exciting, hands-on courses designed for you, the professional in the field who must meet these challenges every day.
HOW TO SIGN UP:
Non-Lake Washington Institute of Technology students must complete an application for admission:
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