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Professional Development - Organic Horticulture Specialist Course - Online

Organization: 
Gaia College
Date of Event: 
Monday, January 8, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 15, 2018 (All day)

This course is also available through RRU Continuing Studies, Victoria. See our website for registration information.

You will receive a thorough introduction to the science and practice of organic horticulture, facilitating a profound shift in ecological awareness.

Going way beyond the idea of pesticide and fertilizer product substitution, you will understand the concepts of landscape health management as opposed to pest management, building a holistic decision making framework for creating and maintaining vibrantly healthy gardens and landscapes, including turf.

This course prepares you to:

  • Create fabulous, healthy landscapes
  • Gain essential skills to start or enhance your business in the rapidly growing organic land care industry sector
  • Write the SOUL Organic Accreditation exam for land care professionals
  • Earn generous continuing education credits for landscape professionals to maintain industry certifications (ISA, CNLA, BCSLA, NALP, MGOI, IPM, NOFA, SOUL)

Become involved in SOUL (Society for Organic Urban Land Care) and share your knowledge with your community through workshops, talks and other creative ways.

The on-line version of this course integrates reading, quizzes and discussions with practical, hands-on assignments. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is required.

Contact: 
Ann Hoelzer, Administrator
5820 Wilson Avenue
Duncan, BC V9L 1K4
Canada
Phone: 
(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