- Designed For
- Designed for landscape professionals, garden designers, Master Gardeners and hobbyists.
- Fall 2017
- Online, self-paced
- PLANET: 12 CEUs
- Irrigation Association: Maximum of 2.5 CEUs (Tier 3)
- Oregon Landscape Contractors Board: 14 CEHs
Water is a precious resource and sustains all life – plants of all species in particular. Making a conscious effort to conserve water in a landscape takes focused, targeted education. Discover how to best utilize this resource in WaterWise Gardening: Choosing the Right Plants. Enroll in this online, self-paced course to learn how to choose and place water-efficient plants for your garden design to conserve water. Create a beautiful landscape through plant selection, identification and placement.
Landscape professionals, garden designers, Master Gardeners and hobbyists alike will reap the benefits of water-efficient gardens. Professional gardeners and landscapers can also gain valuable continuing education credit through this course with the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board, the Irrigation Association and PLANET Professional Landcare Network.
What You'll Learn
- Selection of water-efficient plants for your garden or landscape.
- Identification of invasive species.
- Landscape and garden design with water saving plants.
- Waterwise gardening resources.
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.