2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2022  
2021 - 2022 College Catalog

HORT 335 - Sustainable Hort. Practices

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): HORT 120 , BIOL 155  or Permission of Instructor

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course will cover the planning, design, propagation and management of plants, indoors or outdoors. Utilizing current scientific knowledge about our environment, materials and current technologies, students will learn how to conserve the earth’s natural resources; utilize materials best suited for their intended use and climate; and design landscapes where function and aesthetics provide nominal maintenance, maximum pleasure and integrate with the natural systems.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Elaborate on the basic concepts of sustainable horticultural planning, design, installation and management practices
  2. Distinguish between organic, permaculture and sustainable practices in horticulture
  3. Justify the cost and environmental benefits of sustainable horticultural practices
  4. Defend the importance of conserving natural resources, minimizing pollution and providing habitat opportunities for the native flora and fauna