- 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 Management, you will learn about methods to reduce garden maintenance, and how harmful or excessive maintenance procedures can negatively affect the environment.
- 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 identify problem areas in a landscape design which could cause excessive maintenance needs
- To evaluate a landscape using sustainability criteria to determine how to reduce harmful inputs
- To recognize how maintenance procedures affect the environment, and can increase or decrease the sustainability of a landscape
- To explain how sustainable landscape management methods benefit the gardener, as well as the local ecosystem
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.