- Available anytime
- Online, self-paced
Learn to identify a diverse range of whole plants, parts of plants, and non-plant relatives (such as fungus, lichen, algae, moss, fern, conifer and seed plants).
Please note: This course is part of OSU's Master Gardener short course series, which is designed to highlight the specific fundamentals of gardening.
- Basic Botany (free)
- Soils and Compost
- Vegetable Gardening
- Introduction to Entomology
- Plant Pathology
- Pesticide Safety
- Integrated Pest Management
- Woody Landscape Plants
Please note: Taking all eight self-paced courses will not allow you to receive a Certificate of Home Horticulture, become an OSU Master Gardener or earn a digital badge. These courses are entirely self-paced and are not taught by an instructor.
"It covers the basics without burying the student in detail. Great first introduction to this material." - Beverly Brown.
Gail Langellotto works with the Oregon State University Master Gardener program, state and local agencies, nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations. She helps to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services. Her OSU Extension Service and outreach efforts are focused on communicating research-backed management practices to home gardeners and commercial landscapers.
Signe Danler is a veteran Master Gardener and landscape designer with a Masters of Ag degree in Horticulture. With the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program, she uses her experience and training in gardening, urban forestry and ecological landscaping to communicate about and promote sustainable gardening and landscaping practices.
"It covers the basics without burying the student in detail. Great first introduction to this material."
This course was great - a refresher in botany and with a gardener's focus! Thanks!