ACLA offers ongoing training workshops to explain:
- Why practices that preserve limted and valuable natural resources are important.
- The anticipated outcome of doing it the correct way.
- Why sustainable practices differ from past practices.
- What work is necessary or generated to better support the goal.
- Who will benefit from the application of these practices and why.
Click here to order a copy of the publication Sustainable Landscape Management: Standards for Landscape Care in the Desert Southwest, written by Janet Waibel, Landscape Architect and Certified Arborist.
ALCA has created a rigorous curriculum and certification program based on Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) standards as outlined in the publication.
One of the values of the SLM certification is public recognition of quality standards within the “Green Industry”. It announces that the certified individuals/landscape companies have the knowledge and skills to employ practices which strive to preserve limited and valuable natural resources such as water and plant materials, reduce waste generation and encourage longevity and maturity of plant materials.
The goal of the SLM certification can bring value to the landscape contractor by giving current and prospective clients yet another reason to hire ALCA members and to truly “Contract with Landscape Experts”.