The Monterey Bay Green gardener Program

How Do I Find a Green Gardener?

Monterey Bay Green Gardener Certification applies to the individual, not to the company that employs the landscape professional.  The Green Gardener Program sponsors make no representations, warranties, or guarantees concerning the work performed by any listed Green Gardener.


The Certified Green Gardeners listed below have completed a minimum of 20 hours of hands-on instruction, passed a written exam, and 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.

  • 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 instuction in efficient irrigation system management.
  • New! Certified Graywater Irrigation Technicians have acheived 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 certified through the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association

Please 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
 
EMPLOYER and/or Name of Graduate(s) PHONE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Abel's Gardens

Abel Chavez

(831) 235-2034

Advanced Green Gardener

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Green Line Landscape Service

Fernando Fernandez

(831) 682-6119

California Licensed Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

Qualified Landscape Water Manager

Jesus Calzadillas Landscaping

Jesus Calzadillas

(831) 776-4044 Advanced Green Gardener

Jose O. Escobedo Landscaping

Jose O. Escobedo » profile

(831) 262-1097 (831) 753-9640 Advanced Green Gardener

Keith's Landscaping & Garden

Keith Flickenger

(831) 422-7968

California Licensed Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

Qualified Landscape Water Manager

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

New Image Landscape Company

Santos Lopez, Eustacio Ontiberos, Francisco Ruiz, Jesus Ruiz, Alfredo Romero, Francisco Ramirez, Segi Cabral, Matt Weist, Jim Nathan, Carlos Baragas

 (510) 226-9191

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Qualified Bay Friendly Landscape Maintenance Professional

North Bay Industries

Donald G. Guyer, Jr.

(831) 372-4094  

Pacific Water Management

Bob Costa

(831) 235-2576

Green Gardener Instructor

Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (IA)

Certified Landscape Water Manager (IA)

Certified Golf Course Irrigation Auditor (IA)

Rollie Haas Master Landscapes

Jennifer Dildine, Jesus Ruiz

(831) 663-2531

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Green Gardener Instructor

Torres Landscaping

Efren Torres

(909) 908-9855

Advanced Green Gardener

Qualified Landscape Water Manager

Vista Landscaping

Martin Guerrero » profile

(831) 442-2644

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Zavala Handyman Service

Jose Zavala

(831) 970-1124  
Public Agency Graduates:
Daniel Morales, Mauricio Olmos, Nick Alvarado Gonzales Unified School District
Julian Vasquez City of Salinas Maintenance Services, Parks & Grounds Division
EMPLOYER and/or Name of Graduate(s) PHONE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

A Green Solution

Alejandro Cruz

(831) 594-3636 Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Beautiful Gardens Landscape

Enrique Quiroz

(831) 601-9291  

Daniel ’s General Landscaping Services

Daniel Montejo Aguilar » profile

(831) 236-8614  

Enriquez Garden Works

Filiberto Enriquez

(831) 393-0257 Advanced Green Gardener

Ewing Irrigation, 225 Dela Vina Ave., Monterey

Doug Nelson

(831) 656-9530  

Greenscape California

David Otterbach, Greg Cottingham

(831) 250-6200

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

Green Valley Landscape

Juan Pablo Tabares, Marco Guizar

(831) 393-0400 Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Handy Dan's Construction and Green-Wise Landscaping

Dan Finklea

(831) 643-9911

Licensed California General Contractor

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Harkness Gardens

Paul Harkness

(831) 920-0289 Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Javier Valdez Landscaping

Javier Valdez » profile

(831) 394-6553 / (831) 236-7998 Advanced Green Gardener

Light Houses Design Studio

Tracy Parker

(831) 236-6673

Licensed Landsape Architect

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Los Robles Landscaping

Juan Martinez Robles » profile

(831) 521-9235 Advanced Green Gardener

Los Tres Amigos Landscaping

Edgar Rubio » profile

(831) 601-7763 Advanced Green Gardener

Monterey Graywater Group

David Glover

(831) 373-6752

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

ARCSA Accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional

Morales Landscaping

Valentin Morales » profile

(831) 915-6587 / (831) 899-1889 Advanced Green Gardener
Peter Quintanilla (831) 760-0160

Green Gardener Instructor

ISA Certified Arborist

UCCE Master Gardener

Rana Creek

Dan Casella, Raphael Garcia

(831) 659-3820

Green Gardener Instructor

Licensed Landscape Architect

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Tony Jara Gardening Services

Tony Jara » profile

(831) 402-2594 Advanced Green Gardener
Public Agency/Other Graduates :    
Marcelino Rivera, Miguel Sigala, Esteban Meza, Ramón Lopez Carmel Valley Manor
EMPLOYER and/or Name of Graduate(s) PHONE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Atzimba Landscaping

Vinnicio Chavez » profile

(831) 761-5815

(831) 535-9371

Advanced Green Gardener

Burkhardt Construction

Sam Burkhardt

(831) 212-7019

Licensed California General, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractor

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Color Me Green

Carol Fuegel

(831) 247-4151

Guillen Landscaping

Celso G. Guillen

(831) 750-9465 Advanced Green Gardener

K & D Landscaping

Baudelio Loera, Eddie De Luna,
Rene Sotelo Vargas, Shane White

(831) 728-4018

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Qualified Landscape Water Manager

Leonel Andrade Landscaping

Leonel Andrade

(831) 768-9401  

Ponciano Handyman Business

Arturo Ponciano Morales

(831) 707-5977  

Rafael's Landscape & Maintenance

Rafael Gracida

(831) 238-1076  

Renteria's Green Garden Landscaping

Juan Renteria

(831) 345-4493  

R. Shiraishi Co.

Rocky Shiraishi

(831) 724-6945

Qualified Landscape Water Manager
Public Agency/Other Graduates    
Rocky Shiraishi, César Sanchez, Jose Rocha

City of Watsonville Parks & Community Services

Sarah Damron, Sarah Mansergh Surfrider Foundation
EMPLOYER and/or Name of Graduate(s) PHONE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

A Growing Concern

Don Penner, Leonel Escalante

(408) 483-0126

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

Aqua Green Landscape Irrigation Company

Chris Elliot

(831) 438-3179

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Green Gardener Instructor

Back to Eden Landscaping & Maintenance Inc.

Rafael Gracida, Enedino Niño

(831) 476-0699 Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Blume & LIndsay Landscape

Shari Arata

(831) 902-7684

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Qualified Landscape Water Manager

California H20rticulture Services

Michael Johnson, Sherry Lee Bryan

(831) 325-3376

Green Gardener Instructor

Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (IA)

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Central Coast Landscape Maintenance

Adam Alaniz, Alejandro Flores, Alejandro Rocha, Alfredo Flores, Angel Lopez, Gabino C. Diaz, Faustino Reyes Garcia, Gerardo Paramo, J. Guadalupe Villagrana Sanchez, Jaime Patino Sigala, Jairo Ruiz, Javier Camacho, Jesus Sandoval, J. Jesus Rosas Silva, Jesus Solis, Jose Ariel Joseph Pena Ballesteros, Jose Sanchez Perez, Manuel Rodriguez, Maximo Navarro, Miguel Patino Mojica, Noe Guzman, Refuguio Aguilera, Ricardo G. Gonzalez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Roberto Ruiz

(831) 462-3726

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Central Coast Wilds

Raphael Higuera, John Cairns, Leopoldo Cueva

(831) 459-0656

Licensed California 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.

Amado Carranza, Emilio Carranza, Eraclio Mojica, Fernando Torres, Israel Solorzano, Jorge Hernandez, Roberto Monjes

(831) 438-4747

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Deva Gardens

Gabriel Arellano

(831) 247-6900

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

EcoCentric Design Company

Roxanne Evans

(831) 421-2843

Green Gardener Instructor

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Eco Engineering

Ron Bellangero

(831) 239-3446

Licensed California General Contractor

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

ARCSA Accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional

EcoKitchen Gardens

Joann Godoy, Edgar Bello

(831) 247-7812

Advanced Green Gardener

UCCE Master Gardener

Qualified Landscape Water Manager

Far West Design and Landscaping, Inc.

Mariano Lopez

(831) 476-8867

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

Green and Growing Landscapes, Inc.

Gregory Miller

(831) 465-0144

Gophers Limited

Thomas Whittman

(831) 335-2400

Green Gardener Instructor

Licensed Pest Control Advisor (DPR)

Habitat Gardens

Brett Graff, Sean Wallace, Joe Coberly

(831) 359-7918

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Green Gardener Instructor

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Permaculture Design Certificate

Jackson Landscape

Lynn Jackson

(831) 477-0447

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Certified Monterey Bay Area Green Business

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Locatelli Landscaping

David Otterbach

(831) 423-3215 Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Love's Gardens

Golden Love

(831) 471-9100

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

ISA Certified Arborist

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

ARCSA Accredited Rainwater Harvesting Professional

Permaculture Design Certificate

Nature Elements Landscaping

Alejandro Soto

(831) 359-7169

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Licensed Landscape Architect

Advanced Green Gardener

New Earth Gardens, LLC

Kevin Ide

(831) 332-VERM

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Permaculture Design Certificate

Progressive Urban Gardens

Jennifer Smith

(831) 325-9117 Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Quietscapes

Kathy Alford

(650) 279-4449

ISA Certified Arborist

California Certified Nursery Professional

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

RTJ Landscaping

Ramon Torres

(831) 254-4652  

Sakoda Landscape

Thomas Sakoda

(831) 212-0732

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

Terra Bella Landscaping

Nikos Lynch

(831) 479-1629

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Green Gardener Instructor

CLCA Certified Water Manager

Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping

Ken Foster

(831) 425-3514

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Certified Monterey Bay Area Green Business

Advanced Green Gardener

Green Gardener Instructor

Permaculture Design Certificate

The Bonny Doon Garden Company

Teresa Sabankaya

(831) 421-0975

The Landscape Company, Inc.

Francisco Torres, Efrain de la Cruz,

Jose F. Garcia

(831) 476-7070

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Vision Gardens

Sheryl McEwan

(831) 212-5861

Licensed California Landscape Contractor

Advanced Green Gardener

UCCE Master Gardener

Permaculture Design Certificate

Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician

Your Backyard Bounty

Batya Kagan

(831) 419-6574 Certified Graywater Irrigation Technician
Public Agency Graduates:
Owen Tate Santa Cruz County Parks and Recreation
Ron Cashion, Miguel Cervantes, Keith Houchen Live Oak School District
Grounds and Maintenance
Cirano Olivo Soquel Creek Water District
LeAnne Ravinale Scotts Valley Water District

 

Have Questions About the Green Gardener Program? Click here to learn more.

Interested in Implementing this program in Your area? For a program resource package please contact:

Sherry Lee Bryan
Senior Program Specialist
Ecology Action
Email
Phone:  831-515-1314
Fax:  831-425-1404

Ecology Action
This program is coordinated by Ecology Action
and funded by the State Water Resources Control Board.
California State Water Resources Control Board