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Professional Development - Ecological Plant Knowledge 1 Course - Online

Gaia College
Date of Event: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, December 18, 2016 (All day)

This course provides an overview of plant and ecosystem relationships, through a brief review of ecosystem ecology, botany and plant physiology as it relates to choosing and planting a variety of native plants. The plant identification component emphasizes native landscape plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees which are commonly used in the ornamental landscape for the temperate and colder northern hemisphere. Here are some of the topics you will explore: • Interdependence within ecosystems • The meaning of "native" • Native ecosystems and plant communities • Formation of specialized ecosystems • Ecology, politics & economics of invasive plants • Creating wildlife habitat with native plants

Ann Hoelzer, Gaia College
5820 Wilson Avenue
Duncan, BC V9L 1K4
(250) 709-2229
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins