Summer Short Course: Gardening As If the World Depends on Us

Start Date
07/20/2017
End Date
07/20/2017
Description
Worried about the world? Take action! Just by being a gardener, you are already making a big difference. Gardens offer so many opportunities to link with nature and help the world. Learn from gardeners who rallied their acreage in backyards large and small to make a difference. Discuss how you can ally with nature to make the world a better place for all creatures, from 21st century versions of “victory gardens” to pollinator plants, native shrubs and bird forage. We will also take scenic excursions into cover-the-earth density plantings, lawn alternatives, herbs and drought-tolerant suggestions. The results are ravishing — these gardens bristle with beauty and overflow with pride. With a trowel in hand, you can help to save the earth.

These courses are also open to the public. Sign-up sheets will be available after every session to confirm your interest in CEUs.
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Residential Design
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.25
Learning Outcomes
- Learn about pollinator gardens and bird gardens and how they can benefit the environment.

- Learn about drought-tolerant plant selections and ground covers.

- Learn how residential gardens can become a habitat for wildlife.
Instructors
Tovah Martin
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Course Codes
Provider
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


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