Professional Gardener Certificate Program
Levels 1 and 2
In the Professional Gardener Certificate of Merit Program, students gain the fundamental knowledge and skills required of garden professionals. This training program features hands-on learning leading to a new career or career advancement in the green industry.
Who should participate? Aspiring professional gardeners, landscape technicians, landscape maintenance professionals, and other green industry individuals seeking professional development. There are no prerequisites for this program, and no prior horticulture experience is needed.
Online registration is unavailable 24 hours prior to the class start date. You may still register by calling (847) 835-8261.
|Class Title||Start Date||Supply List|
|Soils for the Gardener||Thu., Aug. 6 - 9:00 am|
|The Facts Beyond NPK||Thu., Aug. 27 - 9:00 am|
|Soil Basics, Intensive Session||Sat., Sep. 5 - 9:00 am||Supply List|
|Columnar Trees for Small Landscapes||Wed., Sep. 9 - 6:30 pm|
|Botany 1||Wed., Sep. 16 - 6:30 pm||Supply List|
|A Host of Golden Daffodils and More||Sat., Sep. 19 - 1:00 pm|
|Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens Optional Study CD||Tue., Sep. 29 - 6:30 pm|
|Conifers and Broad-Leaved Evergreens||Tue., Sep. 29 - 6:30 pm|
|Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens Thursday Garden Walks||Thu., Oct. 1 - 9:00 am|
|Conifers and Broad-leaved Evergreens Saturday Garden Walks||Sat., Oct. 3 - 9:00 am|
|Gardening Techniques: Session A||Sat., Oct. 17 - 7:30 am|
|Botany 2||Mon., Nov. 2 - 6:30 pm|