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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Fall
Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $650.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0

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 and 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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Available
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Instructor: Bonny Bentzin
389565
Fee:
$650.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: Field Trip , UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood , Remote Classroom
ENROLL BY: Jan 11, 2023
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Notes

In-person participation on weekend dates is required.
Elective course for the Landscape Architecture Certificate; Horticulture Certificate and Sustainability Certificate.
Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials Required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2023
Course Requirements
Book: California Native Plants for the Garden by Carol Bornstein
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 11, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jan 18, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jan 25, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Feb 1, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Off-Site
Sat Feb 4, 2023
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Wed Feb 8, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Lecture
Wed Feb 22, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Mar 8, 2023
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119A
Off-Site
Sat Mar 11, 2023
9:00AM PT - 4:00PM PT
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sat Mar 18, 2023
9:00AM PT - 3:00PM PT
Field Trip
Off-Site
Sun Mar 19, 2023
9:00AM PT - 3:00PM PT
Field Trip

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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