|GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy||
This course focused on the science and art of cultivating plants for human and environmental benefits. Plants improve our lives by beautifying our cities with perennial gardens and parks, providing us with food through edible landscapes, shading us with urban forests, providing oxygen and reducing air pollution, and conserving energy and water resources.
Environmental Horticulture is a unique field of study because it integrates scientific study with hands-on outdoor learning. This course includes the study of botanical classification, plant; identification, structure, physiology and growth characteristics, propagation, planting and transplanting, pruning, design, beneficial insects and pest management, soils and soil fertility management, organic gardening, and native plant restoration.