Gardening Practices and Techniques

BIOLGY X 497.5

A practical introduction to the basics of maintaining a home garden. 


What you can learn.

  • Learn soil care, tool selection, planting and fertilizing, basic irrigation, as well as how to take advantage of sun and shade exposures

About this course:

This course offers a practical introduction to the basics of maintaining a home garden. Students gain knowledge in tool selection and care, soil preparation, planting, plant nutrition and water requirements. Topics include common landscape problems with organic and holistic solutions; our special climate and micro-climates, including sun and shade exposures; various pruning techniques; types of irrigation systems; gardening in containers; and gardening with color including perennials, annuals and bulbs.

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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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