The GI-BMPs are a science-based educational program for Green Industry workers (lawn-care and landscape maintenance professionals), brought to you by UF-IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program. The GI-BMPs teach environmentally safe landscaping practices that help conserve and protect Florida’s ground and surface waters. They can also save the Florida homeowner money, time, and effort; increase the beauty of the home landscape; and protect the health of your family, pets, and the environment.
Florida Senate Bill 494 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) by January 1, 2014. To get this license, each Green Industry worker must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. Additionally, many Green Industry workers voluntarily participate in the program to better serve their clients.
Classes will be held in both Duval and St. Johns Counties. Please call the county extension office in the county in which you wish to attend to register and for advance payment information.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you require any type of an accommodation for an event sponsored by the University of Florida accommodation requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the function. To arrange accommodations contact the agency sponsoring the event. For assistance contact the UF ADA Office at (352) 392-7056 or 711(TDD/TTY).
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
St. Johns County