HORT 90I: LANDSCAPE SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||12 lecture per quarter (12 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate skills in developing and maintaining landscapes according to sustainable principles.
- Define approaches to solving landscape and gardening problems by applying ecological principles.
The student will be able to:
A. Describe plant growth
B. State the role of soils in plant production
C. Plan water management in the garden
D. Perform composting in a residential landscape
E. Describe pest management for a residential landscape
F. Restate regulations for selling organic and organic related products
G. Plan the marketing of organically produced products
H. Describe cultural need and growth of sustainable products
A. Energy systems and concepts for plant production
B. Role of soils (nutrients and microbes) in plant production
C. Water management in sustainable landscaping and gardening
D. Composting methods and use
E. Insect and disease management
F. Conceptual and regulatory issues to produce and sell "chemically free" and "organically grown" vegetables, herbs and flowers
G. Marketing and sales of vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers produced
H. Cultural diversity and the sustainability concept
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Students provide pruning shears with sheath, work boots, leather gloves and clothing for field work.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Student field demonstration of concepts
Special project (paper, project or report on sustainable products)
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
CaliKim. Organic Gardening for Everyone. 2019.
Calkins, Meg. The Sustainable Sites Handbook, 1st ed.. 2012.
The Calkins text is a seminal piece and contains valid relevant material.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments will include reading approximately 50 pages per week from the assigned text.
B. There are no writing assignments for this course.