California Natives

BIOLGY X 499.22

California native landscapes are adapted to our climate, and provide habitat to many California native bees, birds, and mammals. Using native plants in a landscape can make a garden more resilient and drought tolerant.


What you can learn.

  • Learn the elements of a successful native landscape
  • Discover methods of rainwater capture
  • Understand the establishment and watering needs of native plants

About this course:

A course on incorporating California native plants into your landscape design, this series of classes combines classroom presentation with field trips to explore the range of possibilities for creating successful and resilient California native landscapes. Participants study the elements of a successful native landscape including native plant communities; healthy soil, use and/or non-use of supplemental irrigation; maintenance requirements; plant sourcing; installation; and use of rainwater. The course will enable students to develop California native plant palettes for common urban micro-climates. Students take self-guided weekend field trips (itineraries discussed at the first class) to urban landscapes, campuses, gardens, arboreta, and nurseries. 

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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