EVL175 - Practical Horticulture

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Subject Title
Practical Horticulture

Subject Description
Horticulture is a major component of our communities and an increasingly growing industry. It is the ability to learn how to make gardens beautiful through proper maintenance and plant selection that will allow you to succeed in the horticulture field. This course will introduce you to the many types of plants commonly used in residential and commercial gardens as well as the maintenance and cultural requirements of these plants.

Through practical experience working on campus gardens you will gain the necessary skills to prepare you for a future career in horticulture.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. To gain a better understanding of common horticulture terminology.
2. To understand the process and techniques of maintaining garden beds, including tools used.
3. To identify through examples commonly used annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs used in ornamental horticulture.
4. To understand the growing requirements, maintenance requirements and ornamental characteristics of these commonly used plants.
5. To accurately identify weeds
6. To learn the process of new garden bed preparation

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