Introduction to Urban Horticulture

PLS 235
3 Units
Tanya Quist
This course aims to introduce students to science-based principles and practices that pertain to the cultivation and management of ornamental and edible plants in urban landscapes and gardens. Course content addresses principles of biology that govern plant growth and development, and the cultural and management practices involved in the production and care of ornamental and crop plants in arid climates. This course will explore the variety of applications for horticulture in promoting sustainable food production systems, building effective public garden educational programs, and in creating resilient urban ecosystems, through design, arboriculture, urban forestry, and ornamental landscape best management practices.