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Course Name: Sustainable Landscape Design
Course Code: AL0222CA24
Date: February 1, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Check-in time: 8:30 am)
Location: Bioresource Engineering Laboratory (formerly ECC), 18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course
Registration Fee: $210 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $195 per person (January 26, 2024)
Registration Closes: January 30, 2024
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This class is part of the Landscape Management II Certificate Program.
“Green consumers” are becoming more common. They’re buying organic foods, natural cleaning products, and hybrid cars. They’re also buying sustainable landscapes. Take your plant skills to a higher level and offer a service customers are demanding.
In this course, instructors Bruce Neary and Jennifer Souder will show you how to create landscapes that last despite minimal maintenance.
Take this course to gain specific expertise on effective sustainable practices including:
- Rain Gardens
- Soils and Composting
- Sustainable Maintenance
- Native Plants
- Going Organic
- And More!
Who Should Attend?
This class is a great source of information for anyone who wants to learn more about how to incorporate sustainability into the design and maintenance of landscapes. Past participants have included:
- Ecological Restoration Practitioners
- Environmental Commission Members
- Grounds Supervisors
- Landscape Architects
- Landscape Business Owners
- Landscape Designers
- Land Managers
- Park Supervisors
- Project Managers
Meet Your Instructors
Bruce Neary, BCN Horticultural Services
Bruce Neary is the owner of BCN Horticultural Services, where he has provided consulting services to landscape architects, contractors, developers, garden centers, nurseries, educators, and the public since 1994. Regarded as an industry expert, Bruce has written several articles for The Landscape Publication, Grounds Maintenance Magazine, and the American Nurseryman. Likewise, he has been a horticultural lecturer at Barlow Flower Farm and for other landscape organizations for more than 30 years. Bruce is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Horticultural Societies, Metro Hort Group, and Perennial Plant Association. He received his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Rutgers University and his Masters of Agriculture in Horticultural Sciences from Texas A&M.
Jennifer Souder, MLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C
Jennifer Souder has worked for 20+ years in the fields of urban planning/policy, green building design/construction/operations, and landscape architecture with a focus on cultural heritage, sustainability, and equity. Through her work with the Rutgers Center for Green Building, she provides project management services for statewide projects such as the NJ Green Building Manual, the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI), and NJ BPU clean energy initiatives. While serving as the Director of Capital Projects at the Queens Botanical Garden (QBG), Jen was responsible for guiding the QBG Visitor Center, the first NYC public building to earn LEED® Platinum certification, from planning through construction. Jen provides project management services for Greener by Design LLC, a NJ-based green building consulting firm and is also the founder of Musclewood Studio LLC, a small research and design firm. Ms. Souder earned both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan and has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004.
Jen has served on the Pace University Green Roof Advisory Panel, the jury for the NYC Green Building Design Competition, and the Asbury Park Zoning Board of Adjustment. She currently serves on the Asbury Park Public Library Board, the Asbury Park Planning Board, and the Asbury Park Arts and Culture Steering Committee. On the NJASLA Annual Meeting Committee for more than 10 years, Jen started the NJASLA Diversity Initiative. She is also co-founder and President of the Asbury Park African-American Music Project, a volunteer-run, community-driven organization that celebrates the stories of Springwood Avenue, the historic heart of Asbury Park, New Jersey’s African American community.
Most useful aspect of the course: “Understanding where the business of landscape sustainability is heading.”
– Past Participant
“Great, very in-depth, learned a lot of great information.”
– Past Participant
On instructor Bruce Neary: “He’s awesome, very knowledgeable, very enthusiastic and passionate; he truly makes learning fun.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Sustainable Landscape Design course (5.5 contact hours) is approved for the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical Contact Hours (course #DLGS-RUCPE23-38)
NJ Licensed Tree Experts (LTE/LTCO): Pending
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
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.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email@example.com.
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.
Campus Parking Policy
All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.
- A link to register your vehicle will be provided in your course confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
- When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
- All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
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- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Sustainable Landscape Design, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
Administrative Assistant: Damiana Parada
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.