Do you want to learn more about sustainable practices in your home garden or landscape? This online, self-paced course is based on our Master Gardener basic training and provides an educational opportunity that does not require a volunteer commitment. This class is well suited for beginner and advanced home gardeners. Students will learn through interactive online modules carefully crafted by experts within each specific plant area. Topics include soils, vegetable gardening, entomology (insects), integrated pest management, and more! Each module runs about 30-60 minutes. Once a module opens, you are able to access the materials at your leisure.
Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. *Please note: The Sustainable Horticulture Certificate does not imply that the holder is representing the University of Maryland as a certified Master Gardener volunteer.
Our winter class is full, but please check back for the next session's dates. The class schedule can be found below.
Week 1: Ecology and Botany
Week 2: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Pesticide Safety
Week 3: Plant Pathology and Entomology
Week 4: Soils and Turf
Week 5: Native Plants and Conservation Landscaping
Week 6: Weeds and Invasive Plants
Week 7: Woody Plants and Indoor Plants
Week 8: Vegetable Gardening and Vegetable Gardening IPM
Week 9: Work on project and prepare for final exam
Week 10: Final exam and project due
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to request a reasonable accommodation.
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