Foundations in Horticulture
Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin
Foundations in Horticulture is an online course which teaches you researched based methods to grow your plants and manage pests. We introduce a decision making framework that focuses on understanding how plants best grow, why pests and problems happen, and how to do our best to keep plant problems from happening. We emphasize using your brain, common sense, and elbow grease rather than the spray bottle on the plants you grow inside and out. You really can have healthy plants and a healthy planet at the same time!
Whether you are a beginner or avid gardener, you and your plants will benefit from this.
What: Online, move at your own pace through 12+ modules with online videos, readings, activities, plus scheduled live webinars. You’ll hear from our Extension experts through our videos and Q&A with the Experts to learn decision making strategies and gardening resources. The course includes an electronic (PDF) copy of the Foundations in Horticulture training manual.
How: This is an online course that uses Canvas and Zoom.
When: Registration deadline is Friday, August 13 (11:59pm), 2021. The course begins on September 12 and the completion deadline is December 11. The course will remain open 4 weeks longer for those wishing to engage in materials past the December deadline.
Who: This is open to the general public. It is approved curriculum by the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program as the way to get your gardening education that is required for program enrollment.
Find more details at the Foundations of Horticulture web page.