Online Course: Garden and Landscape Fundamentals: Soils and Plants

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This fully online, asynchronous course is part of a series of Garden and Landscape Courses offered by The North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Science. Each course in the series includes: Interactive forums, Hands-on activities, and Presentations by experts around the state. You can complete the courses on your own schedule during the 6-week period and you will have access to the course material forever!

Topics Covered

Garden & Landscape Fundamentals: Soils & Plants

  • Soils: soil remediation, how to sample and test soil, how to adjust soil pH and nutrients, fertilizers, soil biology
  • Composting: slow and fast composting, vermicompost, common composting problems and how to troubleshoot them, compost tea
  • Botany: plant anatomy and physiology, how plants are classified, characteristics for plant identification
  • Plant Propagation: sexual and asexual propagation of plants, various techniques for breaking seed dormancy and growing plants from seed, how to grow plants from cuttings, how to propagate plants through budding and grafting, micropropagation

Cost:  $149
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Dates: Jan 15 – Feb 26, 2024
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Complete all 5 Courses in the Series and Earn a Garden and Landscape Certificate of Mastery from the NC State Department of Horticultural Science.

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