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What is a Certified Green Gardener?Installing Drip Irrigation

Monterey Bay Certified Green Gardeners have completed a minimum of 20 hours of practical instruction in ecological landscape practices that conserve water, reduce waste, and prevent urban stormwater pollution. After completing training, Green Gardeners must also pass a qualification exam.

By hiring a Green Gardener, you’ll know that you are hiring someone who has been trained and tested in Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape management practices. You will be working with a professional who has invested their own time and money to learn from their peers and expert trainers about landscape irrigation efficiency, low-maintenance landscaping, water-wise plant selection, watershed health, fertilizer management, less-toxic pest management, and much more.

The Certified Green Gardeners listed below have valid business licenses and/or are an employee or owner of a company with a valid contractors license from the California Contractors State Licensing Board.


 

 How Do I Find a Green Gardener?

Click on the link below to find a Certified Green Gardener in your region.

Salinas Valley Pajaro Valley/North Monterey County Monterey Peninsula Area Santa Cruz Area


Salinas Valley

EMPLOYERCertified Green Gardener(s)PHONEAdditional Qualifications
Abel’s GardensAbel Chavez(831) 235-2034Advanced Green Gardener,
Certified Graywater Irrigation Installer
FloravistaDinah Irino(831) 663-3652Green Gardener Instructor
Green Line Landscape ServiceFernando Fernandez(831) 682-6119CA Licensed Landscape Contractor,
Advanced Green Gardener,
Qualified Landscape Water Manager
Jose O. Escobedo LandscapingJose O. Escobedo(831) 262-1097, (831) 753-9640Advanced Green Gardener
J.J.R. Gardening ServicesJesus Rodriguez(831) 578-6430
Keith's Landscaping & GardenKeith Flickenger(831) 422-7968CA Licensed Landscape Contractor,
Advanced Green Gardener,
Qualified Landscape Water Manager,
Certified Greywater Irrigation Technician
New Image Landscape CompanySantos Lopez, Eustacio Ontiberos, Francisco Ruiz, Jesus Ruiz, Alfredo Romero, Francisco Ramirez, Segi Cabral, Matt Weist, Jim Nathan, Carlos Baragas(510) 226-9191CA Licensed Landscape Contractor,
CLCA Certified Water Manager,
Qualified Bay Friendly Landscape Maintenance Professional
Pacific Water ManagementBob Costa(831) 235-2576Green Gardener Instructor,
Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (IA),
Certified Landscape Water Manager (IA),
Certified Golf Course Irrigation Auditor (IA)
Rollie Haas Master LandscapesJennifer Dildine, Jesus Ruiz(831) 663-2531CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Green Gardener Instructor
Torres LandscapingEfren Torres(831) 908-9855Advanced Green Gardener, Qualified Landscape Water Manager
Vista LandscapingMartin Guerrero(831) 442-2644CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
Zavala Handyman ServiceJose Zavala(831) 970-1124

 

Monterey Peninsula Area

EMPLOYERCertified Green Gardener(s)PHONEAdditional Qualifications
A Green SolutionAlejandro Cruz(831) 594-3636CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
Beautiful Gardens LandscapeEnrique Quiroz(831) 601-9291
CoHabitation Landscape Services, LLCCarol Nickbarg (831) 915-0393 Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping Qualified Rater
Daniel ’s General Landscaping ServicesDaniel Montejo Aguilar(831) 236-8614
Enriquez Garden WorksFiliberto Enriquez(831) 393-0257Advanced Green Gardener
Ewing Irrigation, MontereyDoug Nelson(831) 656-9530
Greenscape CaliforniaDavid Otterbach, Greg Cottingham(831) 250-6200CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener
Green Valley LandscapeJuan Pablo Tabares, Marco Guizar(831) 393-0400CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
Handy Dan’s Construction and Green-Wise LandscapingDan Finklea(831) 643-9911CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Certified Greywater Irrigation Installer, ARCSA Accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional
Harkness GardensPaul Harkness(831) 920-0289CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
Javier Valdez LandscapingJavier Valdez(831) 394-6553 / (831) 236-7998Advanced Green Gardener
Light Houses Design StudioTracy Parker(831) 236-6673Licensed Landscape Architect, Certified Greywater Irrigation Installer
Los Robles LandscapingJuan Martinez Robles(831) 521-9235Advanced Green Gardener
Los Tres Amigos LandscapingEdgar Rubio(831) 601-7763Advanced Green Gardener
Monterey Graywater GroupDavid Glover(831) 373-6752Certified Graywater Irrigation Installer, ARCSA Accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional
Morales LandscapingValentin Morales(831) 915-6587 / (831) 899-1889Advanced Green Gardener
Peter QuintanillaPeter Quintanilla(831) 760-0160Green Gardener Instructor, ISA Certified Arborist, UCCE Master Gardener
Tony Jara Gardening ServicesTony Jara(831) 402-2594Advanced Green Gardener

 

Pajaro Valley/North Monterey County

EMPLOYERCertified Green Gardener(s)PHONEAdditional Qualifications
Atzimba LandscapingVinnicio Chavez(831) 761-5815, (831) 535-9371Advanced Green Gardener
Burkhardt ConstructionSam Burkhardt(831) 212-7019Licensed California General, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractor, Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician
Color Me GreenCarol Fuegel(831) 247-4151
Guillen LandscapingCelso G. Guillen(831) 750-9465Advanced Green Gardener
K & D LandscapingJake Brox, Marcos Fernandez, Baudelio Loera, Eddie De Luna, Rafael Torrez, Rene Sotelo Vargas, Shane White,(831) 728-4018CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Qualified Landscape Water Manager
Leonel Andrade LandscapingLeonel Andrade(831) 768-9401
Ponciano Handyman BusinessArturo Ponciano Morales(831) 707-5977
Rafael's Landscape & MaintenanceRafael Gracida(831) 238-1076
Renteria's Green Garden LandscapingJuan Renteria(831) 345-4493
Rogelio's Landscaping & MaintenanceRogelio Hernandez(831) 840-2808CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
R. Shiraishi Co.Rocky Shiraishi(831) 724-6945Qualified Landscape Water Manager
Santa Cruz Hauling and RepairAntonio Ruiz(831)-726-6967

 

Santa Cruz Area

EMPLOYERCertified Green Gardener(s)PHONEAdditional Qualifications
A Growing ConcernDon Penner, Leonel Escalante(408) 483-0126CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener
Alegre Landscape DesignLupe Peru(831) 227-3226
Aqua Green Landscape Irrigation CompanyChris Elliot(831) 438-3179CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, CLCA Certified Water Manager, Green Gardener Instructor
Back To Eden Landscaping & Maintenance Inc.Rafael Gracida, Enedino Nino(831) 476-0699CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
Blume & Lindsay LandscapeShari Arata(831) 902-7684CLCA Certified Water Manager, Qualified Landscape Water Manager
California H2Orticulture ServicesMichael Johnson, Sherry Lee Bryan(831) 325-3376Green Gardener Instructor, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (IA), CLCA Certified Water Manager, Certified Graywater Irrigation Installer
Central Coast Landscape MaintenanceAdam Alaniz, Alejandro Flores, Alejandro Rocha, Alfredo Flores, Angel Lopez, Gabino C. Diaz, Faustino Reyes Garcia, Gerardo Paramo, Ramon Hernandez Bravo, J. Guadalupe Vilagrana Sanchez, Jaime patino Sigala, Jairo Ruiz, Javier Camacho, Jesus Flores, Jesus Gonzalez, Jesus Sandoval, J Jesus Rosas Silva, Jesus Solis, Jose Jimenez, Jose Ariel Joseph Pena Ballesteros, Jose Sanchez Perez, Manuel Rodriguez, Maximo Navarro, Miguel Angel Ayala, Miguel Patino Mojica, Noe Guzman, martin Hernandez, Juan Pedro Guerrero Hernandez, Refuguio Aguilera, Richardo G. Gonzalez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Roberto Ruiz, Roberto Santos Silvestre Yanez(831) 462-3726CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener, CLCA Certified Water Manager
Ecological Concerns, Inc. Raphael Higuera, John Cairns, Leopoldo Cueva, Daniel Stillinger, Garrick Hansen, John Sherman, Forrest Wallace, Nestor Sanchez, Brian Homberger(831) 459-0656CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (IA), Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
Coastal Evergreen Company, Inc.Antonio Aguilar, Amado Carranza, Bertoldo Loaeza, Eliberto Rivas, Emilio Carranza, Abraham Hernandez, Eraclio Mojica, Fernando Torres, Javier Alcantar, Israel Solorzano, Luis Esqueda Jorge Jernande, Roberto Monjes(831) 438-4747CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener, CLCA Certified Water Manager
Deva GardensGabriel Arellano(831) 247-6900CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
EcoCentric Design CompanyRoxanne Evans(831) 421-2843Green Gardener Instructor, Certified Greywater Irrigation Installer
Eco EngineeringRon Bellangero(831) 239-3446CA Licensed General Contractor, Certified Greywater Irrigation Installer, ARCSA Accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional
EcoKitchen GardensJoann Godoy, Edgar Bello(831) 247-7812Advanced Green Gardener, UCCE Master Gardener, Qualified Landscape Water Manager
Escobar Garden ServiceTomas Escobar(831) 459-0831
Far West Design and Landscaping, Inc.Mariano Lopez(831) 476-8867CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener
Green and Growing Landscapes, Inc.Gregory Miller(831) 465-0144
Gophers LimitedThomas Whittman(831) 335-2400Green Gardener Instructor, Licensed Pest Control Advisor (DPR)
Habitat GardensBrett Graff, Sean Wallace, Joe Coberly(831) 359-7918CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Green Gardener Instructor, Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician, Permaculture Design Certificate
Jackson LandscapeLynn Jackson(831) 477-0447CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Certified Monterey Bay Area Green Business, CLCA Certified Water Manager
Jennifer Page Smith Landscape DesignJennifer Smith(831) 325- 9117 Certified Graywater Irrigation Installer
Landscaper TylerTyler Holcomb(831) 234-1612
Locatelli's LandscapingDavid Otterbach(831) 423-3215CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
Love's GardensGolden Love(831) 471-9100CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Graywater Irrigation Installer, ARCSA Accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional, Permaculture Design Certificate
Nature Elements LandscapingAlejandro Soto(831) 359-7169CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Licensed Landscape Architect, Advanced Green Gardener
New Earth Gardens, LLCKevin Ide(831) 332-VERMCertified Graywater Irrigation Installer, Permaculture Design Certificate
Quietscapes Aesthetic PruningKathy Alford(650) 279-4449ISA Certified Arborist, California Certified Nursery Professional, Certified Graywater Irrigation Installer
RTJ LandscapingRamon Torres(831) 254-4652
Sakoda LandscapeThomas Sakoda(831) 212-0732CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener
Terra Bella LandscapingNikos Lynch(831) 479-1629CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Green Gardener Instructor, CLCA Certified Water Manager
Terra Nova Ecological LandscapingKen Foster, Jillian Steinberger(831) 425-3514CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Certified Monterey Bay Area Green Business, Advanced Green Gardener, Permaculture Design Certificate, Monterey Bay Friendly Rater
The Bonny Doon Garden CompanyTeresa Sabankaya(831) 421-0975
The Landscape Company, Inc.Francisco Torres, Efrain De La Cruz, Jose F Garcia(831) 476-7070CA Licensed Landscape Contractor
Verdant Landscape DesignJerob Chop(831) 247-2930 Advanced Green Gardener, UCCE Master Gardener, Certified Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Certified Permaculture Designer
Vision GardensSheryl McEwan(831) 212-5861CA Licensed Landscape Contractor, Advanced Green Gardener, UCCE Master Gardener, Permaculture Design Certificate, Certified Greywater Irrigation Installer
Weiser Landscape Co. Sami Weiser 831-566-7393CA Licensed Landscape Contractor

 

  • Advanced Green Gardeners have completed a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on instruction and passed the Green Gardener certification level exam.
  • Qualified Landscape Water Managers have completed 21 hours of instruction in efficient irrigation system management.
  • Certified Graywater Irrigation Installers have achieved more than 80% on a written exam and completed 55 hours of hands-on instruction, including the installation of one laundry to landscape system and one permitted branched drain graywater system.
  • CLCA Certified Water Managers must pass a written test, complete an irrigation audit, and demonstrate proficiency in keeping at least one landscape site on an annual water budget.
  • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditors are certified through the national Irrigation Association and must pass a written exam, submit a completed irrigation audit, and complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • Accredited Rainwater Catchment Professionals are accredited to design and construct rainwater harvesting systems through the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association

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