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Sustainable Horticulture

Earn a certificate in Sustainable Horticulture and learn to apply basic techniques for designing aesthetically pleasing, environmentally responsible landscapes.

Natural Gardening Practices

Dates: Thursday, Aug. 7, 14 and 21
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Roos
Objective: To develop an understanding of current environmentally friendly horticultural practices that result in the creation of healthy, attractive landscapes
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $ 66 members; $96 non-members
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Current research-based horticultural practices provide a solid foundation for growing successful sustainable gardens. Students in this course will learn how to select and install native plants, ensuring the right specimens are chosen for the right places. Soil preparation and organic amendments, proper planting and mulching, effective watering and maintenance, integrated pest management and biological controls, pollinator-friendly practices, and control of invasive species will also be covered. Sustainable Horticulture and Native Plant Landscapes Certificate core course; PCH 4.0

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.

Sustainable Horticulture and Native Plant Landscapes Certificate core course