- Designed For
- Professionals and hobbyist gardeners interested in learning sustainable practices at their own pace.
- Always available
- Online | Self-paced
- 4-6 hours
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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 Sustainable Landscape Design, you will learn how to evaluate a site to understand the factors that affect plant growth, and how to match plants to the site for a more sustainable landscape. Basic design principals are also covered.
- Intro to Oregon Master Gardener Program
- Basic Botany
- Soils and Compost
- Vegetable Gardening
- Introduction to Entomology
- Plant Pathology
- Pesticide Safety
- Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
- Sustainable Landscape Design
- Sustainable Landscape Management
- Integrated Pest Management
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. Also note that you will have access to course materials for one year after your registration date.
What You'll Learn
- To evaluate the sustainability of a landscape in a methodical way
- To design a sustainable landscape, informed by your landscape evaluation and needs
- To explain the importance of site evaluation, relative to plant selection and sustainable landscape design
- To recognize how landscape design impacts resource use, and the impact design choices can have on the environment
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.
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.