Course DescriptionNaturalizing and Restoring Urban Gardens covers practice and theory to convert degraded urban greenspace into ecologically functional areas, especially using native plant species and ecological principles, and restoration of heritage gardens. Students will learn the processes involved in planning naturalized areas, design, site planning and soil preparation, plant selection and maintenance. Students will also learn about ecological connections among landscape plants, other plants and animals, and people, and how they contribute to healthy urban environments. Students will also learn about municipal by-laws affecting garden design and management, nuisance and noxious weeds acts, and the control of urban wildlife and weed issues.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Sustainable Urban Horticulture Certificate : Required Courses