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Sustainable Landscape Design

Course Code: AL0222CA17

Sustainable Landscape Design

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Date & Time

Last Held: February 1, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for February 2018.


"Green consumers" are becoming more common. They're buying organic foods, natural cleaning products, and hybrid cars. They're also buying sustainable landscapes. Stay ahead of the curve and offer a new service that is functional, maintainable, environmentally sound, cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, and in demand.

Horticulturist Bruce Neary and Rutgers green industry researcher and consultant Jennifer Souder will discuss effective sustainable practices including:

  • Re-vegetation/restoration
  • Diversity of plant selection
  • Advantages of tree protection
  • Rain gardens
  • Plant stress
  • Soils and composting
  • Sustainable maintenance
  • Greater use of native plants
  • Going organic

Find out what your colleagues had to say about this class.

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a a required course for the Rutgers Landscape Management II Certificate program.


The February 1, 2017 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

NOTE: Individuals who wish to receive pesticide recertification credits at any of our courses will need to know their applicator license number. Please bring your pesticide license with you to class.

Pesticide Credits


3 units in 3A, 6B, 8C, 13, PP2


DE: This course will be submitted for approved pesticide credits upon completion of the program if requested by attendees.

CPWM Credits
3 Technical, 3 Management

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers
5.5 credits

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
5.50 hours

NJ Board of Architects Credits
6 hours

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Credits:
5.5 CEUs

Rutgers CEUs

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Irrigation Systems: Design and Installation" or Course Code AL00601) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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Comments from Past Participants
What did you find to be the most useful aspect of the program?
"All the new views and info. Juice for the mind." - Anonymous

"The topics of discussion that are large (like sustainability) were made tangible" – Landscape Contractor

"Stimulating conversations. Handouts. Identifying plants for certain sites." - Anonymous