Ecological Plant Knowledge 1: Natives - ONLINE

This course provides an overview of plant and ecosystem relationships, through a brief review of ecosystem ecology, botany, and plant physiology as it relates to choosing and planting a variety of native plants. The plant identification component emphasizes native landscape plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees which are commonly used in the ornamental landscape for the temperate and colder northern hemisphere.

Topics Covered:

  • Interdependence within ecosystems
  • The meaning of "native"
  • Native ecosystems and plant communities
  • Formation of specialized ecosystems
  • Ecology, politics & economics of invasive plants
  • Creating wildlife habitats with native plants

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Time Requirement: Participants should expect to set aside a miminum of 6 -10 hours each week to focus on assignments.

Course Schedule: Gaia College recommends participants registered in Gaia College courses take no more than 2 courses per semester. For those participants wishing to take more than 2 courses, please contact Gaia College.

Part of the Gaia College/Royal Roads University Diploma in Organic Land Care.

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Course Dates: Ecological Plant Knowledge 1: Natives - ONLINE

Start Date:May 11, 2020
End Date:Aug 14, 2020
Delivery:14 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$795.00
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Start Date:Sep 14, 2020
End Date:Dec 18, 2020
Delivery:14 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$795.00
Register Now