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Good Plant, Bad Plant, Right Plant (English)


Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 417-6310

Date and Time

  • March 2013
    • Tue, Mar 19, 8 - 11 am


This training provides landscape professionals more in-depth information about proper consideration of plant selection and plant care than the Green Industries Best Management Practices training, with the goal of minimizing nonpoint source pollution in order to conserve and protect Florida's water resources. The Good Plant, Bad Plant, Right Plant training covers three specific areas of landscape management:

  1. Mangrove identification, including their benefits, and the laws and regulations that apply to mangrove trimming.
  2. Identification of common noxious weeds found in urban landscapes, including how they reproduce and/or spread and the potential harm that comes from their persistence, including management and control strategies.
  3. Details about Florida-Friendly Landscaping and the concept of the Right Plant in the Right place, which is learning how to identify some common landscape plants and potential problems landscapers need to address, including shade tolerance, pest resistance, water conservation and root health.

Good Plant, Bad Plant, Right Plant is one of several "refresher" trainings required by the City of Naples Ordinance 08-11972 and several continuing education units for other organizations are also offered.

Covers mangrove regulations, invasive plant control and tips on keeping plants healthy.

CEUs: 3 FDACS, 3 FNGLA, 3 City of Naples, 2 Category 2 CF, and up to 6 ISA.

To Register:


The training costs $15 and includes class materials and a light breakfast.

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