MSU Extension to offer 10-week Foundations of Gardening Fall course | News, Sports, Jobs

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension will offer a Foundations of Gardening Fall course on Tuesdays starting next week to Nov. 21. The virtual live lectures will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Foundations of Gardening is a 10-week MSU Extension course that explores many aspects of gardening. Lessons include self-paced learning opportunities and live virtual lectures from experts in the field. Participants who meet the course requirements receive a certification of completion.

This course is entirely virtual. Participants log into D2L to work on assignments and obtain instructions for preparing and attending live virtual sessions, and they can also use the platform to meet and greet others in the course.

This course uses a teaching model called “flipped classroom,” which means there are many tasks students complete on their own prior to attending the live virtual classes.

Topics covered in this course:

— Plant Science for Gardeners;

— Plant Propagation;

— Plant Diseases, Pests and Problems;

— Gardening with Flowers;

–Growing Fruits and Vegetables;

— Soils and Plant Growth;

— Entomology for Gardeners;

— Smart Lawn Care;

— Trees and Shrubs;

— Environmental Gardening.

Registration is required by today at

For more information, contact Rebecca Krans at

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