Smartscape Series


Smartscape: A Training Program for Landscape Professionals™ consists of nine classes taught by University of Arizona faculty and local business professionals.  They provide informative, research-based instruction designed to promote best landscape management practices for the urban Sonoran Desert. This series is designed for landscape professionals who are responsible for the health and beauty of landscapes in their care.
    • Participants who attend all nine classes receive a Certificate of Completion and are listed on the Tucson Water website.
Days: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 3:30 p.m.* – 6:00 p.m.  *1st class begins at 3:00 for Orientation Location: Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation 3500 W. River Rd. Tucson, Arizona (North side of River between Shannon/Orange Grove) Participation is FREE. Seating is limited. Registration is required. Please contact the Pima County SmartScape Program office at 520.626.5161, Ext. 120. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Pima County SmartScape Program at 520-626-5161, Ext. 120. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

2014 Summer Classes begin on Thurs., Jul. 31st.

To register, click the plus sign to the right of the Soils, Plants and Water below, click "Read more," and click the green "Register" button on the next page. Please note: registering signs you up for the full series of nine classes. * Please enter your company name/professional affiliation and information (i.e. landscape, HOA, property management) in the designated area on the form.
Jul 31 Thu
Soils, Plants & Water/Smartscape Series Orientation @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

This class is basic to understanding the dynamic relationships of soils, plants, and water and is the foundation course of the Smartscape Series. Instruction focuses on soil texture and structure and how it affects water movement, infiltration rates and water holding capacity. Mechanisms that plants use to regulate water use are also discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Ursula Schuch – University of Arizona Extension Specialist, Arid Ornamentals

Aug 5 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 7 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 12 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 14 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 19 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 21 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 26 Tue
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Aug 28 Thu
Smartscape Series – Specific Class TBA @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Rec
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

REGISTERING  SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES.  LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)

Classes include:

Plant Selection and Installation Landscape Design and Renovation Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants Integrated Pest Management Plant Disorders Irrigation System Design Landscape Water Management Desert Adapted Plants

 

Specific schedule for the other 8 classes - TBA  

Additional classes include: Plant Selection and Installation, Desert Adapted Plants, Maintaining Desert Adapted Plants, Plant Disorders, Integrated Pest Management/Weeds, Irrigation, Landscape Design and Renovation, Landscape Water Management