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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Plant (PLANT)

PLANT 220 (GN) Gardening for Fun and Profit (3) Fundamentals of designing, planting and maintaining residential landscapes and edible gardens for students with minimal/intermediate horticulture knowledge.

PLANT 220 Gardening for Fun and Profit (3)

The objective of PLANT 220 (GN), Gardening for Fun and Profit is to provide students with science-based fundamentals of establishing and maintaining residential landscapes and edible gardens. The course provides information that is especially useful to those with minimal to intermediate knowledge of horticultural plants. A background in gardening or landscaping is not needed. Class topics are presented by guest speakers who are scientists and experts in the topic area. Major topics include proper plant selection, soil preparation for establishing plantings, the basics of seeding, growing transplants and planting, the basics of planting and maintaining trees and shrubs, avoiding common mistakes in the garden and landscape, gardening resources, storage and processing fruits and vegetables for home use and ideas for making profit from gardening activities. This course includes a weekly laboratory session where students gain practical skills needed for developing and maintaining residential landscapes and edible gardens through hands-on activities and field trips.

General Education: GN
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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