Monterey Bay Green Gardener Certification Program

Registration Information

Training/Certification $100 per person
To register call Watsonville/Ajptos Adult Education
(831) 786-2160
294 Green Valley Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
To register online
All classes meet at Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

The Monterey Bay Green Gardener Certification Program is sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Water Conservation Coalition. The Coalition includes the City of Watsonville, Soquel Creek Water District, City of Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley Water District, County of Santa Cruz, California Landscape Contractors Association, and Ecology Action.

Why become a Green Gardener?

This ten-week series provides low-cost vocational training in all the key principles of ecological landscaping.

Green Gardeners implement practices that conserve water, protect water quality, and reduce the use of pesticides. Students learn from green industry experts and practice skills in an outdoor classroom. Graduates receive discounts from local landscape supply businesses.

Green Gardening creates a healthier garden for your client and a healthier work environment for yourself and your employees.

Green Gardening saves water and money for your clients, helping you compete in the professional landscaping industry. Businesses that employ certified Green Gardener graduates receive free promotion by local water agencies and are listed on

You can download the flier to see the course outline.

Green Gardener Program-Flyer English (2.5 MiB)

Green Gardener Program-Flyer Spanish (2.7 MiB)




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