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Sustainable Landscape Design

Course Code: AL0222CA20

Sustainable Landscape Design

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Last Held: February 24, 2020
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for February 2022. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.


"Green consumers" are becoming more common. They're buying organic foods, natural cleaning products, and hybrid cars. They're also buying sustainable landscapes.

In this course, instructors Bruce Neary and Jennifer Souder will show you how to create landscapes that last despite minimal maintenance. Take your plant skills to a higher level and offer a service customers are demanding. Gain specific expertise on effective sustainable practices, including:

  • Re-vegetation/restoration;
  • Rain gardens;
  • Soils and composting;
  • Sustainable maintenance;
  • Native plants; and
  • Going organic

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

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


The February 24, 2020 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 and arrive at class on time. Please bring your pesticide license with you to class. If you are late to class, you will not receive credits.

Pesticide Credits


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

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

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

NJ Licensed Tree Experts
5.25 CEUs for LTE and LTCO

Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet 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


  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

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.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Sustainable Landscape Design" or Course Code AL0222) 
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: Beth Perez, 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