Introduction to Gardening
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Course DescriptionDoes spring weather make you wish to get your hands dirty in the garden? Is your neighbor's garden the envy of your eye? Have you always wanted to start a garden but just were not sure how to start? The easiest way make this decision is to take a class that will guide you step by easy step through the process of deciding what kind of garden you wish to start, where to place it, how to be certain that the soil is ready and good for growing, how to know what to plant and where to plant it.
Basic Gardening will take you from the basic plant parts, and why they are important all the way to the production of fruit. You will discover the importance of having good soil, and what that means, and how to correct it in your yard. The gardener's best friend is the composter, and the beginning gardener needs to understand just what composting is and why that is such an important skill. Becoming more aware of the ecology of our world and how we can work with it rather than against it is a very important lesson.
You will also learn about plant hardiness and planting zones; about the most important date in a gardener's life: the date of the last spring frost. You will learn about plant propagation, the proper care of seedlings, and how to care for newly transplanted additions to your garden. You will even learn how to repel pests and attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Basic Gardening is a class to give the novice gardener all the basic information necessary to begin the most popular U.S. hobby to date: gardening.
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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- 6 Months to Complete
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Lesson One. Gardening BasicsTo really become a good gardener it is important that you understand the process, from the ground up. By learning about how things grow, starting with a seed in most cases, you can get an idea of gardening. This lesson focuses on the basics.
Lesson Two. Where to StartTo get started gardening there must first be a planning stage. Decide on the best possible location. Determine the purpose your garden will serve. This lesson looks at garden placement and purpose, and why they are important.
Lesson Three. Secrets to Great SoilTo really have a great garden you must first understand soil. This is because it is the basis of where the plant will grow. This lesson explains the different types of soil, how to compost, and which type of soil is better for gardening.
Lesson Four. Garden MaintenanceWater is essential for life, especially when it comes to gardening. In this lesson you will learn the basics of water. It will be beneficial in determining what type of plants to grow and how to water your garden.
Lesson Five. Pest ControlPests go hand in hand with gardening. They are a part of life. Knowing what type of pests may infiltrate your garden will help you rid your garden of them. This lesson looks at typical garden pests and removal methods.
Lesson Six. Solutions to Difficult GardeningIn this lesson you will learn some size constraints that gardeners may run into. They exist whether living in an apartment or a single family home. This lesson will give some solutions to some of the sizing problems that you may encounter.
Lesson Seven. Plant PropagationThis lesson explains what plan propagation is and what the different classifications involve. You will learn from a local gardening expert, why and how to take cuts, as well as how to start planting seeds.
Lesson Eight. Flower GardenA very popular way to get started in gardening is to grow a flower garden. There are different types of flowers to choose from and this lesson will break them down so that you know which is the best route for you to take.
Lesson Nine. Vegetable GardenWhat could be better than harvesting your own vegetables and preparing them for the family? In this lesson you will learn some of the basics of vegetable gardening and be on your way to preparing a great salad.
Lesson Ten. Herb GardenHerb gardens are easy to grow and can be a great kitchen resource. This lesson explains herb gardening from what grows easily to the various ways the herbs can be used.
Lesson Eleven. Specialty GardensThere are other types of gardens beyond vegetables, flowers, and herbs. In this lesson you will be introduced to some specialty gardens and learn what they consist.
Additional Course Information
- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
- Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
Course Title: Introduction to GardeningCourse Number: 7550054Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: How ToCEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsCourse URL: gardening.onlineclasses.comInstructor: Cathleen ChouinardSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $35.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $60.00
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Learning OutcomesBy 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, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An Introduction Assignment 5 Lesson 1 Assignment: Getting Started Assignment 15 Lesson One: Gardening Basics Exam 10 Lesson 2 Assignment: Determining Location Assignment 15 Lesson Two: Where to Start Exam 10 Lesson 3 Assignment: Composting Assignment 15 Lesson Three: Secrets to Great Soil Exam 11 Lesson 4 Assignment: Seasons Change Assignment 20 Lesson Four: Garden Maintenance Exam 11 Lesson 5 Assignment: Pest Control Methods Assignment 20 Lesson Five: Pest and Disease Control Exam 10 Lesson 6 Assignment: Limited Space Assignment 15 Lesson Six: Solutions to Difficult Gardening Exam 11 Lesson 7 Assignment: Determining Best Route Assignment 15 Lesson Seven: Plant Propagation Exam 11 Lesson 8 Assignment: Flower Gardens Assignment 15 Lesson Eight: Flower Garden Exam 4 Lesson 9 Assignment: Growing Veggies Assignment 15 Lesson Nine: Vegetable Garden Exam 6 Lesson 10 Assignment: Easy Herbs Assignment 15 Lesson Ten: Herb Garden Exam 6 Lesson 11 Assignment: Growing a Garden Assignment 30 Final Assignment Assignment 5 Final Exam Exam 49 Lesson Eleven: Specialty Gardens Exam 6 Total Points: 345
- "As a complete gardening novice, all information presented was helpful. To qualify any of it to be the most helpful, I'd have to say that the info pertaining to veggie gardening was particularly beneficial to me, since veggie gardening was/is my reason for taking the course....The instructor seems very knowledgeable, her resources are great, she is very quick with grading, and with returning results/answers to inquiries." -- Doug T.