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As our communities face more intensified development, the importance of gardens, green spaces and our overall urban landscape is growing. Learn how to maximize gardens and green spaces to promote natural biodiversity, reduce our ecological footprint and create a sustainable urban landscape. 

About the Certificate

The Sustainable Urban Horticulture Certificate consists of five online courses: four required courses and a choice of one elective. Examine the social, environmental and economic implications of horticulture in our cities and learn new strategies for creating and managing sustainability in gardens and landscapes. This program is designed for urban gardeners, landscape designers and builders, naturalists, environmental advocates, municipal planners, public gardens staff, conservationists, and Business Improvement Area (BIA) members.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion this program, you will be able to:

  • Make effective use of practical and applied design strategies to determine and offer meaningful solutions to sustainable urban design problems
  • Identify and recall plant materials that will have a desired impact on sustainable urban landscapes
  • Formulate creative new strategies that will effectively develop and manage sustainable urban landscapes
  • Develop a business plan with the financial knowledge and skills to launch and maintain a landscape business

Additional Information

If you would like additional information on this certificate, please email our main office or phone us at 519-767-5000.

When you have completed all the requirements for this certificate, you can request your parchment through the OpenEd Student Portal.

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