Urban Horticulture Courses this Fall at Guelph

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture Certificates
July 9, 2013
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University of Guelph
Open Learning and Educational Support
Johnston Hall Room 160
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Sustainable, Productive, Community


Whether planning for your backyard or your community, minimize the ecological footprint and maximize the relevance of gardens and green spaces to promote natural biodiversity.
Register now for Fall courses starting on September 9, 2013. Register before August 9, 2013 at the early bird registration fee.

Nappa Cabbage ready for harvest
Nappa cabbage ready for harvest
Theory and Principles of Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture
Identify the potentials and constraints for urban gardens in the urban environment, including low input production, certified organic and restorative horticulture and agriculture.


Course Details: Visit the course description

Dates: Monday September 9 to Friday, November 29, 2013
Naturalizing and Restoring Urban Gardens
Convert degraded urban greenspace into ecologically functional areas, especially using native plant species and ecological principles. Learn the processes involved to design and plan naturalized areas, soil preparation, plant selection and maintenance.
Dates: Monday September 9 to Friday, November 29, 2013
Sustainable Urban Crop Production

Learn best management practices and techniques to grow food productively and sustainably in a variety of urban environments. Examine the growth and development of plants used for food as well as the factors that affect productivity.

Dates: Monday September 9 to Friday, November 29, 2013
Human Well-Being and the Urban Garden Environment

Survey contemporary thought and explore case studies that bring specific aspects of well-being and the landscape together. Explore a variety of gardens forms, as well as different aspects of human well-being, including physical as well as psychological health, and how both gardens and the act of gardening contribute to both.

Dates: Monday September 9 to Friday, November 29, 2013

Meet the Instructor
Photo: Belinda Gallagher
Belinda Gallagher

Belinda Gallagher is the sole owner (and sole employee) of Hooked on Horticulture Consulting, a business that encompasses the activities of speaking, writing, teaching and advising about the serious business of plants.  Formerly, Belinda was the Head of Horticulture at Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington/Hamilton, one of the largest botanical gardens in North America.  In that role she was responsible for the management of 250 acres of cultivated gardens, horticultural displays and events, along with horticultural outreach and horticultural education.


Belinda’s interest in the world of plants spans three decades of growing rare, unusual, native and the more common perennial plants, as well as vines, grasses, shrubs, trees and fungus.

Belinda is passionate about plants, horticulture and those who choose the field for their life’s work.

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