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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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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.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 28, 2022
BIOLGY X 497.5
A practical introduction to the basics of maintaining a home garden. 
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BIOLGY X 496.2
Botany, the scientific study of plants, is the basis for understanding and using plants in the human habitat; covering plant diversity, physiology, and natural adaptation as a foundation for applied uses and plantings.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: March 28, 2022
BIOLGY X 498.10
Teaching and using gardening Practices that are sustainable, this course covers composting, irrigation, water harvesting, as well as weekend field trips to LA's sustainable gardens.
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BIOLGY X 498.2
This class covers both biological and non-chemical methods of insect control, andintegrated pest managemen (IPM).
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Virtual Information session on certificate and specializations available in the Horticulture & Gardening Program.
Format: Information Session
Next Start Date: February 5, 2022
BIOLGY X 499.999
Internships provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience.
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BIOLGY X 465.33
An introduction to the fundamentals of growing plants indoors. Learn how to identify your unique indoor environment, how to choose appropriate and healthy plants, and how to create a maintenance schedule for plant success!  Elective course in the horticulture certificate.
Format: Online
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An overview of horticulture and plant care, this course provides the knowledge to solve many of the problems commonly faced in keeping plants healthy.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: March 29, 2022
BIOLGY X 499.97
Students are introduced to various irrigation components, hydraulic concepts, irrigation design techniques and scheduling approaches. 
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 30, 2022
BIOLGY X 492.68
Core course in the Arboriculture Specialization. Focusing on recognized industry standards for care, protection, preservation and industry ethics, leading to certification.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: March 31, 2022
This course focuses on plants appropriate for use in Southern California. Students learn plant names, both common and scientific, cultural requirements and proper placement within the landscape. The class uses local botanical gardens and nurseries to introduce students to over 150 plants.
Next Start Date: TBA
BIOLGY X 424.41
This course introduces students to the tools needed for navigating and identifying the diverse kingdom of plants.
Format: Online
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BIOLGY X 497.19
A primer on residential design, site analysis, designing with plants and your site.
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BIOLGY X 493.2
Learn the physical, biological, and chemical properies of soils; learn what is in a soil report and how to improve your soil's yield.
Format: In-Person | Remote
Next Start Date: March 29, 2022
BIOLGY X 497.30
Pruning of trees is an art, and can allow trees to thrive or fail. Learn how to assess the best form to trim a tree, so that it provides beauty and thrives.
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BIOLGY X 492.67
Trees provide shade, food, habitat, and clean our air. Selecting and caring for trees is the study of arboriculture.
Format: Remote | In-Person
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BIOLGY X 489.6
Gain a command of the entire growing process from seed to harvest and explore the relationships between soil and plants, plants and insects, and how to move towards an optimum natural relationship in the garden.
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