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Introduction to Horticulture

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 with Daphne Loads






short description:
Participants on this course will : have an introduction to the subject of horticulture; be familiar with the systematic classification and naming of plants; have a basic understanding of how plants grow and reproduce; know where to find more information
 
long description:
People and Plants
A brief overview of the history of our relationships with plants. Wher ehorticulture fits in the scheme of things. What horticulturists do. An exploration of what plants mean to course participants, and their various motivations for taking the course.

Classifying and naming plants
A fun exercise to illustrate some different ways of putting plants in order. The contribution of Linnaeus. How to impress your friends at the garden centre. An introduction to identification keys.

What do plants need, in order to thrive? A test of participants' current understanding and knowledge. Can you keep your virtual plant alive?

How do plants reproduce?
Vegetative and sexual reproduction. How to help plants reproduce : seeds,spores,cuttings and layering.

Suggestions for further learning
Some ideas for taking your learning further : books, courses, websites and activities.
 
level of difficulty:
beginner
 
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1
 
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Introduction to Horticulture

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Participants on this course will : have an introduction to the subject of horticulture; be familiar with the systematic classification and naming of plants; have a basic understanding of how plants grow and reproduce; know where to find more information


2h 30m




total duration: 2h 30m over 1 session(s)
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languages: English
duration: 2h 30m
fee: 50US$  (500lp)
payment: on satisfaction
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United Kingdom


Daphne Loads



description of :
I am a lecturer at Napier University in Edinburgh, where I teach on pre- and post registration Nursing programmes. I really enjoy teaching.
 
Teacher's qualifications:
I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Course Design in Higher Education from the Open University. I have more than fourteen years experience of training and teaching on a range of topics,in a variety of settings, but I am new to e-tutoring! I have no formal qualifications in horticulture. I am self-taught and passionate about plants!
 
's preferred teaching style:
My style is participative.I like students to be active and share their ideas and feelings.
 



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