Environmental Horticulture

What can we learn from plants and ecosystems to harvest food, source energy, and support a stable climate? This course will deepen our appreciation of plants, exploring how plants grow, respond to change, and create resilient communities. We will apply an ecological lens toward understanding how humans can cultivate plants in responsible and creative ways, whether caring for a houseplant, growing vegetables, or planting forests. Students will learn from diverse plants in the campus greenhouses and gardens, building scientific and horticultural skills through observation, experimentation and collaborative projects.

Units: 1.25

Max Enrollment: 48

Prerequisites: Fulfillment of the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) component of the Quantitative Reasoning & Data Literacy requirement.

Instructor: Jones, Nickles

Distribution Requirements: LAB - Natural and Physical Sciences Laboratory; NPS - Natural and Physical Sciences

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring