Madison College - Truax Campus1701 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Start Date: 2015-10-01
End Date: 2015-10-29
Instructor: 392Website: madisoncollege.edu/truax-campusCourse Description: Utilizing the first set of national, voluntary performance benchmarks developed by the Sustainable Sites Initiative, learners will gain knowledge on how to improve sustainability in areas of landscape design, construction and maintenance operations. Explore concepts such as... • Analyzing soil conditions • Conducting quality site assessments • Compost and its components • Capturing storm water runoff • Utilizing native plants • Incorporating sustainable materials Case studies will be introduced to highlight examples of sites in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Learners will have the opportunity to conduct a property analysis to determine ways to improve a sites sustainability. This is a professional development course, designed for people who work in the horticulture industry.