Introduction to Horticulture

BIOLGY X 494

An overview of horticulture and plant care, this course provides the knowledge to solve many of the problems commonly faced in keeping plants healthy.

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Fall
Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $625.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Explore soils and soil amendments
  • Explore plant physiology and Identification methods
  • Address plant care methodology
  • Introduce plant selection guidelines
  • Identify and understand pest and disease management strategies

About this course:

Designed for beginners and experienced gardeners, this course covers the basics of garden care and provides the student with the knowledge to solve many of the problems commonly faced in keeping plants healthy. Topics include soils and soil amendments, fertilizers, plant physiology and identification methods, planting, pruning, and staking techniques, turf grasses, plant selection guidelines, and pest and disease control. The course also includes a brief history of horticulture and an introduction to taxonomy. Students are encouraged to bring in plants for identification and discussion. Includes field trips.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
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Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Gary Jones
373103
Fee:
$625.00
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Notes

Core course in the Gardening Specialization. Elective course in the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Certificates. 
Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 06, 2020
Course Requirements
The New Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide (Sunset Western Garden Book (Paper)) by Editors of Sunset Magazine
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Tue Mar 31, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 5, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 12, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 19, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 26, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 2, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 9, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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