Organic Landscape Specialist Certificate

ORGANIC LANDSCAPE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Providing organic practices to your clients will allow you to expand your business. Homeowners and condo/apartment complexes are asking for more sustainable methods of landscaping. Learn how to incorporate these practices into your business using the latest, cutting edge, organic methods. Organic gardening is much more than simply replacing man-made chemicals with those derived from nature. It is understanding that gardens are living systems that must be nurtured.

Topics will include:

  • Soil Health (ecosystem services, composition, testing, amendments, fertility management, root microbe interactions)
  • Basic botany and adaptations within ecosystems
  • Composting
  • Tea and brews
  • Water wise gardening
  • Permaculture concepts
  • Landscape health principles and healthy lawns
  • How to properly amend gardens/landscapes

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Jo Tobias
Jo is a Regenerative Soils Consultant and founder of RootShoot Soils, a consulting service based in Vancouver, BC, and one of the formally recognized soil food web labs in Canada. Jo works directly with farmers by helping them understand how they can play a role in restoring their soil’s biological system.
As a soil food web adviser, Jo recognized the importance of integrating below and above ground biodiversity to regenerate degraded landscapes. She combines soil management advice with education and biologically-active compost to reduce their use of chemical inputs. Jo maximizes her value to get clients through curious exploration using the scientific method.

Follow her most recent microbial pursuits and all things ecology at rootshootsoils


Registration by phone or in person
Register by phone
604-296-6901

Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
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Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Tue | Thu 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays.

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.