Course Description

The Art and Science of Gardening: A Beginner's Comprehensive Guide

When the first bloom of spring paints the landscape with vibrant colors, many find themselves inspired by the allure of nurturing life in their backyards. Does your neighbor's verdant oasis often leave you in awe? Have you ever gazed at a garden and wished you had the know-how to cultivate such a thriving space?

Recent data suggests that about 77% of American households are actively participating in gardening, showcasing a surge in its popularity. As nature weaves its magic, more and more people want to participate but often face a dilemma: where to start?

Our comprehensive course, Basic Gardening, is meticulously curated to guide budding gardeners through every stage of the process, ensuring that your green dreams translate into verdant realities.

Lesson One: Gardening Basics Dive deep into the foundation of gardening. Understand the vital plant parts, their functions, and the journey from tiny seeds to bearing fruits.

Lesson Two: Where to Start Positioning is crucial. Learn how sunlight, shade, and wind patterns can significantly affect plant growth. Evaluate potential spots in your yard or balcony to determine the most viable gardening space.

Lesson Three: Secrets to Great Soil Did you know that nearly 85% of plant issues are directly tied to soil health? Unlock the mysteries of soil composition, pH balance, and the magic of microorganisms that create a fertile environment.

Lesson Four: Garden Maintenance From timely watering to pruning and more, grasp the various techniques to ensure your plants remain healthy and robust.

Lesson Five: Pest Control Ward off common pests using eco-friendly solutions. Delve into natural remedies and preventive measures that safeguard your plants from unwanted intruders.

Lesson Six: Solutions to Difficult Gardening Address challenges like inadequate sunlight, poor soil quality, or limited space. Explore container gardening, vertical gardens, and other innovative solutions to overcome gardening hurdles.

Lesson Seven: Plant Propagation Multiply the beauty! Learn about cuttings, grafting, layering, and other methods to expand your garden without always buying new plants.

Lesson Eight: Flower Garden Cultivate a vibrant canvas of blossoms. Discover popular flower species, their care routines, and design principles to create visually stunning floral setups.

Lesson Nine: Vegetable Garden Why buy when you can grow? From juicy tomatoes to crisp lettuce, uncover the joy of harvesting fresh produce right from your backyard.

Lesson Ten: Herb Garden Elevate your culinary skills by growing a variety of aromatic herbs. Understand their growth patterns, benefits, and uses in everyday cooking.

Lesson Eleven: Specialty Gardens For those seeking something unique. Dive into themed gardens like butterfly gardens, rock gardens, or water gardens. Discover the special care and attention these gardens demand.

Furthermore, our course also emphasizes the profound ecological impact of gardening. By understanding and embracing sustainable gardening practices, we can contribute to a healthier planet. The role of composting, often dubbed as black gold by gardening experts, will be delved into, enlightening you about its significance in boosting soil health and reducing waste.

Gardening is not just a hobby; it's a therapeutic journey where you connect deeply with nature. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with a treasure trove of knowledge, setting you on a path to cultivate gardens that are not just visually delightful but also environmentally conscious.

Join us, and let's sow the seeds of knowledge, nurturing them into a garden of wisdom.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe where to start.
  • Describe the secrets to great soil.
  • Summarize garden maintenance.
  • Summarize pest and disease control.
  • Summarize solutions to difficult gardening.
  • Describe plant propagation.
  • Summarize how to create a flower garden.
  • Summarize how to create a vegetable garden.
  • Summarize how to create a herb garden.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson One: Gardening Basics 10 points
Lesson Two: Where to Start 10 points
Lesson Three: Secrets to Great Soil 11 points
Lesson Four: Garden Maintenance 11 points
Lesson Five: Pest and Disease Control 10 points
Lesson Six: Solutions to Difficult Gardening 11 points
Lesson Seven: Plant Propagation 11 points
Lesson Eight: Flower Garden 4 points
Lesson Nine: Vegetable Garden 6 points
Lesson Ten: Herb Garden 6 points
Lesson Eleven: Specialty Gardens 6 points
Final Exam 49 points
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