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, reduces waste generation and pollution by encouraging the maturity of plant material which promotes a healthier and more efficient landscape.
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”.
Click here to view the list of certified Sustainable Landscape Management individuals and their companies.
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.