GREEN PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOPS 2018



Becoming a recognized green professional

For green industry professionals with a desire to sharpen their abilities to establish and maintain environmentally sustainable landscapes - these workshops are for you.

The Green Pros program will increase your knowledge of ways to establish low maintenance, water saving, and attractive landscapes that fit in with our North Texas climate. That means less need for pesticides, fertilizers, and water.

The 2018 workshop series will be held in Mansfield at the Chris Burkett Service Center. Here’s an overview of what to expect. Courses will consist of five half-day sessions scheduled every other week over a nine week period from January - March. All classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m at the Chris Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria St., Mansfield, TX 76063. 

Total cost for the series is $75.00. Price includes breakfast and all course materials, including a 160-page Extension publication, Earth-Kind Landscape Management. Class size is limited to 35 to allow for discussion and activities.

Completion of the series will allow you to feature your company or yourself in our online directory of Water Efficient Recognized Green Professionals.

Topics covered over the course of the five workshops, include: 

  •  January 10: Water conservation and water efficient landscapes
  • Course objectives: Gain a better understanding of North Texas water supplies, providers, and why conservation is important. Learn the basic principles of water efficient landscaping.

  • January 24: Low impact design in landscapes.
  • Course objectives: Explore low impact landscape design practices that protect water quality and increase sustainability in both residential and commercial settings.

  • February 7: All about turfgrass
  • Course objectives: Learn and understand turfgrass varieties appropriate for North Texas. Dive deeper into the selection, care, maintenance, and management of these grasses.

  • February 21: Irrigation technology and scheduling
  • Course objectives: Explore low impact landscape design practices that protect water quality and increase sustainability in both residential and commercial settings.

  • March 7: Low water use plants
  • Course objectives: Become familiar with the most commonly used landscape plants for North Texas as well as ways to keep them performing at their best.
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Event location:
Chris Burkett Service Center
620 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield, TX 76063

Questions or additional info:
Dean Minchillo
TRWD Conservation Program Manager
Phone: 817-720-4368
dean.minchillo@trwd.com

Program sponsors:
Tarrant Regional Water District
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
City of Mansfield