Part of the Master Gardener Short Course Series

Designed For
Professionals and hobbyist gardeners interested in learning sustainable practices at their own pace.
Dates
Always available
Delivery
Online | Self-paced
Cost
$45
Length
4-6 hours
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197
 
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This series of short courses is excerpted from OSU’s Master Gardener online course, allowing you to study specific fundamentals of gardening. In Basic Botany, you will learn to identify plants and their non-plant relatives as a fungus, lichen, algae, moss, fern, conifer or seed plant. Additionally, you will recognize plant parts and their functions, and learn about photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration in plants. 

OSU's Master Gardener Short Course Series includes:

 

Please note: Taking all self-paced courses will not allow you to receive a Certificate of Home Horticulture or become an OSU Master Gardener. These courses are entirely self-paced and are not taught by an instructor.

  • To identify plants and their non-plant relatives as a fungus, lichen, algae, moss, fern, conifer or seed plant
  • To recognize the different roles they play in a healthy ecosystem
  • To name the basic parts of a plant, and describe their function and role in healthy plant growth and development
     
  • To recognize different leaf types and root systems
  • To distinguish monocots from dicots
  • To explain the importance of photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration to plant growth and vigor
  • Gail Langellotto

    Instructor Gail Langellotto

    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.

    Email: gail.langellotto@oregonstate.edu 

  • Signe Danler

    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. 

    Email: signe.danler@oregonstate.edu