|Fundamentals of the Role of Plants
in Urban Sustainability
Plants and Becoming Civilized. Learn how ornamental and food plants impacted societal development and how you can advance sustainability within your urban setting through the inclusion and development of greenspaces. For the urban gardener, plants contribute to the mental health and well-being of adults and children; for urban planners and decision makers, plants increase property values. Become an advocate for the development of ornamental and agricultural gardensÂ in your urban environment.
This 12-week online course can be taken on its own or as part of the Sustainable Urban Agriculture or Horticulture Certificates.Â
Fundamentals starts on Monday, January 7, 2013. RegisterÂ now.
Additional Courses starting January 7, 2013Â
- Food Processing for Urban GardenersÂ Develop the skills needed to safely harvest, prepare and preserve food from urban gardens.
- Ecology of Gardens and Landscapes in an Urban EnvironmentÂ Â Examine the differences between ‘natural green’ and urban green – and the implications of those differences for people living in urban spaces.
- Agricultural Plant Selection for Urban GardenersÂ Â Identify marketing niches in your urban environment and learn how to grow edible annual, biennial, perennial, herbaceous and woody plants.