Building a Garden Ecology with California Natives

BIOLGY X 499.3A

A hands-on class that covers designing a garden as a "watershed." Students work with a client, design in a group, and install the design. Three full days of physical installation are mandatory.

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Classroom
Starting at $625.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Discover the beauty and characteristic of native plants, and how to combine native plant communities
  • A hands-on course where students learn the basics of design, water needs of native plants, basic irrigation, and garden installation

About this course:

This service learning course helps gardeners and landscape architecture students of all levels understand the beauty and value of using our California natives in a garden setting. There are many myths about California natives: they are difficult, need lots of attention and maintenance. Is this true? No! We explore the ecological and logistical values of bringing local native plants and other ecosystem services back into urban landscapes. We learn, by doing, how to design and install a California native garden, focusing on the concepts of Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Garden Program: conservation, permeability, and retention. In collaboration with SELVA International and the Surfrider Foundation.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Thursday, Saturday
Location: Field Trip , UCLA
Instructor: Alison Lipman
363075
Fee:
$625.00
5 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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Notes

Elective course for the Landscape Architecture Certificate; Horticulture Certificate and Sustainability Certificate.

Visitors not permitted. No refund after October 3, 2018. Internet access required. Materials Required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 3, 2018
Course Requirements
Book: California Native Plants for the Garden by Carol Bornstein
Ocean Friendly Gardens
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Botany 325
Lecture
Thu Oct 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Botany 325
Lecture
Thu Oct 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Botany 325
Lecture
Thu Oct 18, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Botany 325
Off-Site
Sun Oct 21, 2018
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Lecture
Thu Nov 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Botany 325
Lecture
Thu Nov 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Botany 325
Off-Site
Sat Dec 1, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Off-Site
Sat Dec 8, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Dec 9, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM

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