Online Green Industry Trainings Teach Water Saving Landscaping Principles | University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension, invites local green-industry experts, including landscaping, gardeners and nursery staff, to participate in QWEL training on Tuesday: Thursday, October 5-7. The training series, both online and in person, prepares participants to take the QWEL certification test on Friday, October 8th.

“This training will provide an opportunity for green industry professionals to improve their education, become more competitive in the industry, and become more water efficient in Nevada,” said Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Krachish.

Teachers include faculty of extension and local green industry experts. Participants learn about local water, soil and vegetation; Basic and advanced irrigation principles; And water auditing skills that you can use in the field.

Anyone can take the training for personal gain, and professionals are encouraged to take the test from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., October 8. Workshops to be held –

  • October 5, 9 am – 2:30 pm
  • October 6, 9 am – 4:30 pm
  • October 7, 9 am – 4:45 pm

The cost of the training is $ 100 or $ 75 for online training, and includes a manual water audit and reference manual. Verification test is offered in person and online, and costs $ 50. Physical Training and Certification Examination at Reno 4955 Energy Road Extension Office.

The training is part of the Extended Effective Water Effective Landscaping (QWEL) Program. Developed by Sonoma Marine Saving Water Partnership and accredited by the Environmental Protection Agency, the program is certified by EPP. Local landowners can be hired for the WaterSense website and the QWEL website. In addition, verified QWEL Experts can use it QWEL Logo on their vehicles and business cards to sell their merchandise to their customers.

Register online through the program website through October 1. For more information on classes or certifications, call Chad Extension Business Landscaping Program Coordinator at Email Extension or 775-336-0249. People who need special accommodation or assistance should call at least three days before the workshops begin. All physical activities are performed in accordance with all current Covi-related requirements.

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