Continuing Education offers Sustainable Landscape Technology program
The Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education is offering a Sustainable Landscape Technology Certificate, a six-course program that will begin in January. The program also will be available at Penn State Fayette and the Penn State Center-Pittsburgh.
The first two courses in the program will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 through March 31. A class in horticultural science will be held on Tuesdays and a course in herbaceous perennial and annual identification will be held on Thursdays. The four remaining courses will be offered from October through December 2011 and January through March 2012
The curriculum will emphasize principles of sustainability along with sustainable techniques, including integrated pest management and environmental weed management, with a focus on native plants. This certificate program is designed for beginning landscapers, established landscape contractors, and those who work or wish to work in the green industry.