Green Gardening Program

Location: Washington


Over the past two decades, Seattle Public Utilities’ Green Gardening program has educated thousands of nursery and landscape professionals on ecologically responsible lawn and garden practices. Cascadia has managed the program for over a decade, and trains 600 nursery staff, horticulture students, and landscape design and maintenance professionals each year. [e1] Using cultural competency principles, we develop and offer additional special trainings for Latino, Vietnamese, and Cambodian landscape professionals in their languages. Cascadia leads all aspects of these trainings and workshops, including promotion, instruction, recruitment of guest presenters, collateral creation, logistics coordination, and evaluation.

Our team also facilitates the development of case studies on sustainable practices. Results of our ongoing research have been used to inform workshop and training topics and help shape the program as it continues to grow.

 

I was very pleased with the experience we had recently working with Cascadia to develop our carbon inventory and finalize our sustainable action guide. It’s a very daunting task to begin the process of changing the way we do business and measure our success so to have the combination of expertise and patience that you brought to the effort really made it enjoyable. I look forward to continuing to work with Cascadia as BNBuilders moves farther and farther along in this process.

Roger Capestany-González
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