Extension to host Landscape Irrigation Training Workshop

By Alejandra Castro-Nunez….
The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Division is hosting a two-day workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 24, and Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, located at 3071 SW 38 Ave.

The courses will offer training on basic irrigation principles of operation and maintenance of irrigation systems, water conservation applications, and rules and regulations.

Session A will take place on Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and has a registration fee of $100 for members. This course will offer an introduction to Landscape Irrigation Maintenance in Florida. In addition, the curriculum will cover basic irrigation components, obtaining site information, underground piping systems, sprinkler performance, control systems, operating and maintenance procedures, irrigation codes and standards, and smart technology.

Sesson B will be on Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, and has a cost of $50 for members. This class will focus on technology and practices for water conservation in landscape irrigation.

Session C on Aug. 25, 1-5 p.m., has a cost of $50 for members, and will focus on local ordinances, and regional rules and regulations pertaining to water conservation efforts in local municipalities and in the State of Florida for landscape irrigation systems.

Non-members also can attend the workshops for an additional fee.

For information on Florida friendly landscaping, visit the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods website at www.greenyardsmiami.blogspot.com.

The Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension is a partnership of the Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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