Best Training Programs in the US?
I am a 35-year-old career changer ready to make the leap from teaching high school to garden design. I have dabbled in it for years so I know, more or less, what is involved and, no, I don't expect it to be easy and, yes, I'm ready to invest a few years into getting started. My goal would be to have my own native plant garden business or partner in one.
I'm interest in a certificate program such as the ones offered at NYBG. I live in New York but have plans to relocate to California this spring/summer.
So I'm looking for recommendations for bg's or university extension programs in the Bay Area but I am open to areas outside of the Bay Area as well. There seem to be a host of programs out there but it's difficult to judge them apart online.
I'm looking for affordability, rigor and hopefully the option to complete it in a year.