The program focuses on practical, effective strategies for sustainable landscape design and construction. ReScape California works with training sponsors to customize program delivery to include local resources, address the unique characteristics of the local bioregion, and provide tools to participants to enhance their delivery of services to their clients and constituents. The curriculum is continually enhanced to meet the needs of local landscape professionals in every service sector.
|Residential Landscapes||Public, Institutional, and Commercial Landscapes|
|Overview of Bay-Friendly principles, practices, ordinances and resources||x||x|
|Site analysis and planning||x||x|
|Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes rating system and integration with other rating systems and standards||x|
|Earthwork, soil health, and the Soil Food Web||x||x|
|Bioretention of filtration, living roofs, smart streets, LID/green infrastructure design concepts, maintenance||x|
|Rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, graywater||x|
|Edible garden design and maintenance||x|
|Lawn-to-garden conversion the Bay-Friendly way||x|
|Salvaged, reused, and recycled materials in residential gardens||x|
|Recycled-content site materials and furnishings||x|
|Planting design and construction considerations (spacing, hydrozoning, design for weed control, maintenance specs to avoid shearing, native grasses and turf alternatives)||x||x|
|Efficient irrigation system design||x||x|
|Bay-Friendly maintenance specs and task lists||x||x|
To view available classes check our Events Calendar. Look for events titled Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification and follow the links to register.
Additional requirements may apply for Public, Institutional, and Commercial Landscape Design programs.
If you are unsure about whether you meet the requirements or have questions, please contact us at info@ReScapeCA.org.
To obtain the Bay-Friendly Qualification, you must attend all classes (totaling 24 hours) and complete a final practicum, in addition to meeting the eligibility requirements listed above.
Please note that the Bay-Friendly Qualified credential applies to individuals, not companies.
To maintain your Bay-Friendly Qualification status, continuing education and requalification is required every two years. See the Requalification page for details.
If you have questions about the Bay-Friendly Training program, please contact us at info@ReScapeCA.org.