Certificates

Horticulturalist

Horticulturist

This certificate is designed specifically for gardeners wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills relating to the residential garden environment. The impact of soil conditions are a critical aspect of this study program. Basic horticulture and botany are discussed, as are principles of plant care, to ensure optimum plant health. Learn about common plant pests, diseases and weeds, and effective...

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Creating Landscapes

Creating Landscapes

Landscape environments must provide both aesthetic satisfaction and functional value in residential and commercial settings. As landscape designers, contractors or gardening enthusiasts, you must make decisions that provide effective solutions in creating desirable outdoor living environments. Learn about historical influences on modern landscape design, and the design process. Understand design elements and principles. Enhance your understanding of management principles for...

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Growing Plants for Profit

Growing Plants for Profit

Key to running a profitable business in the garden and landscape industries, is knowing how to effectively grow healthy plants while at the same time implementing sound business practices. Plant propagation techniques are thoroughly discussed as are the specifics of both greenhouse and nursery production. Business skills are offered to guide you through the complexities of running a profitable business...

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Maintaining Golf Courses

Maintaining Golf Courses

Golf superintendents are under close scrutiny in today's urban and rural settings. Can turf managers maintain healthy playing conditions while respecting environmental needs such as wildlife health and water quality? Can players be offered the best in playing conditions without the use of herbicides and extensive fertilizer use? Turf identification and management skills are at the forefront of this program....

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Sustainable Landscape

Sustainable Landscape

Respect and care for the natural environment is at the forefront of this new certificate. Learn about innovative strategies which help to fortify the relationships between water and land, ensuring care of both environments. Discover design tactics to retain or enhance naturalized landscapes. Enhance your knowledge about tree health as it relates to both the individual plant and woodland communities....

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Urban Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Urban Agriculture

Individuals and professionals interested in producing food in an urban environment will learn both theory and practical skills supporting agricultural sustainability. Compare and select agricultural practices that are environmentally sound, productive and provide a positive social impact on individuals and your community. Protect your community’s land and water resources, be socially responsible, demonstrate effective citizenship and improve the quality of...

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Urban Sustainable Horticulture

Sustainable Urban Horticulture

This certificate will focus on the environmental, social and economic implications of horticulture in our cities. The courses will address land management practices and choices that will maintain plants intended for use in urban landscape design.  Sustainable urban horticulture includes: Social sustainability - maximize the personal connection to nature and the enjoyment of gardens and plants Ecological sustainability and stewardship...

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