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Course Description

Vegetable Gardening: Growing Resilience

Building a resilient garden is a hot topic with a long history. We will explore our rich history of food gardening, starting your own vegetable garden from seed, perennial crops for Northern climates, extending the season, plant profiles for vegetable as well as some fruit crops, and unearthing inspiration for building food resilience in our own backyards.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Recognize the resilient framework of historical gardening methods
  • Compare and contrast different gardening styles and techniques
  • List a minimum of five high-value food crops
  • Establish and maintain a variety of vegetable seedlings for food production
  • Identify a selection of cold-hardy perennial fruit and vegetables for Northern climates
  • Apply regenerative food gardening practices to increase localized food resilience
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Type
Online
Dates
Apr 18, 2023 to May 29, 2023
Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $175.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Students are encouraged to purchase one or two types of vegetable seed they would like to grow, seed-starting soil and containers for a live planting workshop. A recommended list of supplies will be included in D2L.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Please note there are optional live sessions included in this course.

The live sessions will be held in real-time as follows:

  1. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6:30PM to 8:30PM MT
  2. Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 6:30PM to 8:30PM MT
  3. Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 6:30PM to 8:30PM MT

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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