Want to design a water-efficient landscape?

Designed For
A course for landscape professionals, garden designers, Master Gardeners and hobbyists
Fall 2017
Online, self-paced

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Course Length
Approximately 8-10 hours. Participants have six months from date of first login to complete course.
Irrigation Association: Maximum of 3.5 CEUs (2 CEUs in Tier 1 and 1.5 CEUs in Tier 3)
Oregon Landscape Contractors Board: 12 CEHs

Incorporate sustainable practices and re-imagine your outdoor space with "An Introduction to WaterWise Gardening." This online, self-paced course will develop your knowledge of water conservation by teaching you the fundamentals of water-efficient landscape from soil, mulch and turf to irrigation garden design techniques. Discover which water-efficient plants will be the best fit for designing a garden.

Hobbyists and professionals alike will benefit from the expanded knowledge of water-efficient gardening and design. Professional gardeners and landscapers can also gain valuable continuing education credit from the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board, the Irrigation Association and PLANET.

Create a sustainable, water-efficient landscape and leave a lasting impact with the right garden design.

  • The best combination of irrigation garden design techniques and turf coverings.
  • Best practices for selecting water-efficient plants.
  • Utilization of mulch and other coverings.
  • Strategies to maintain your water-efficient landscape or garden.
  • Maintenance suggestions for water-wise gardening.
  • Amy Jo Detweiler

    Amy Jo Detweiler has been a member of OSU Extension Service horticulture faculty in central Oregon since 1999, with a three-county appointment serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. She provides education in home horticulture, commercial horticulture and provides annual training and supervision for the local OSU Master Gardener Program. Her primary focus has been waterwise gardening and fire-resistant plants for home landscapes. She has a master's degree in landscape horticulture from Colorado State University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Westminster College.