24CNPLC SBBG03 – California Native Plant Landscaper Certification (CNPLC) – Santa Barbara Botanic Garden — Summer 2024

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Welcome to California Native Plant Landscaper Certificate Program

CLASS SCHEDULE : Classes will meet in-person at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Please note that classes on July 15th and July 22nd will meet via Zoom. There is also a field day on July 25th at Elings Park.

Week 1

Monday 7/8 | 5:00-7:00 PM at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Introduction to Native Plant Gardening)

Thursday 7/11 | 4:00-7:00PM at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Botany for Gardeners, Plant Communities, and Common Plants of the Trade)

Week 2

Monday 7/15 | 5:00-7:00 PM via Zoom (Soils)

Thursday 7/18 | 4:00-7:00 PM at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Irrigation and Rebates)

Week 3

Monday 7/22 | 5:00-7:00 PM via Zoom (Design)

Thursday 7/25 | 5:00-7:00PM at Elings Park (Invasive Plants and Integrated Pest Management)

Week 4

Monday 7/29 | 4:00-7:00 PM at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Pruning Native Plants)

Thursday 8/1 | 5:00-7:00PM at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Wrap-Up, Garden Assessment, Building a Community of Practice)


Zoom Details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88206770224?pwd=jTab9ilY2ABetvK1ulMfaVlDZpZ5u0.1

Meeting ID: 882 0677 0224

Password: 303401


CLASS MATERIALS & PICK UP: Course materials include the CNPLC student handbook and the native plant flashcards. Materials will be distributed on the first day of class.


Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Password Attendance: We require attendance of at least 80% of classes. If you will be missing a class please email the instructor at alemus@sbbotanicgarden.org

HOMEWORK: You must send all homework to your instructor via email at alemus@sbbotanicgarden.org.

Five out of seven homework assignments must be turned in prior to the last day of classes in order to receive your certification.





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