Landscaping & Turf Management Spring 2024


Date: Mondays February 26 to April 22nd (no class April 15th) .

Time: 6-8:00pm

Fee: $295

Location: Worcester Technical High School, 1 Officer Manny Familia Way, Worcester, MA 01605

Please wear warm clothing for outdoor class time. 

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Instructor: Andrew Carlisle

This introductory course will help you build a strong foundation for employment in the landscape and turf management field. It is also a class for a homeowner interested in landscaping their own yard. Learn basic plant & soil knowledge, site specific design and care, basic pruning and turf management training. We will provide an opportunity for students to meet landscaping/turf management employers in the area.

Andrew Carlisle has over 20 years of experience as a turf and grounds manager.  He is currently a director of Grounds at a private boarding school. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Andrew specialized in Urban Horticulture and Turf Grass Management. If you are interested in a career in this field, or interested in improving your home’s turf and plants, this class is for you.

Curriculum for this class:

Week1 – Landscape/turf intro, through the seasons, basic plant biology

Week 2 – Soils & Plant Biology

Week 3 – Landscape Management and Care

Week 4 – Turf Management and Care (lawns and lansdcape)

Week 5 – Walk about to see specific design and care examples

Week 6 – Walk about to see specific pruning examples

Week 7- Walk about to see specific turf management examples

Week 8 – Meet with industry employers, if you are interested in employment in the field.




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