Good Plant, Bad Plant, Right Plant (English)
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
Date and Time
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
- Mangrove identification, including their benefits, and the laws and regulations that
apply to mangrove trimming.
- 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.
- 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.
The training costs $15 and includes class materials and a light