Science of Gardening 2 - What makes a garden?
In Science of Gardening we learnt the fundamentals of ‘how plants grow’, enriching our appreciation of plants, and changing the way we garden.
Science of Gardening 2 builds on this with an introduction to the complexity of relationships in the microcosm of nature that is your garden.
You will explore the roles of climate and soils in shaping the types of plants that grow in different regions; the origins of domesticated plants; and the roles of predators, pathogens, mutualists and symbionts in extending or limiting plant growth.
Science of Gardening 2 will equip you with the knowledge to make more informed decisions about your garden design and will heighten your appreciation of your natural environment.
Offered Entirely Online
Science of Gardening 2 is offered entirely online as part of the Diploma of Sustainable Living. You can complete the entire Certificate online, from anywhere in the world!
Support Sustainable Development
This unit is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development goals, helping to build literacy of sustainability at a global level that we are dedicated to supporting through our island state and its extraordinary beauty.
What you will learn
On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Identify the major environmental constraints of plant growth for your situation.
- Evaluate the suitability of a range of plant species or varieties for a particular environment.
- Explain how different plant species can interact in a competitive or complementary manner.
- Propose measures to attract desired organisms and to minimize unwanted organisms into an ecosystem.
- Articulate a rationale for your garden design in terms of your identified priorities and limitations.
What students say about Science of Gardening 2...
Thanks so much to the team for the fantastic Science of Gardening 1 and 2!
I've learned so much and my garden also thanks you, and I've almost quadrupled my yield of potatoes this year - with the same amount of plants!
My garden is absolutely thriving. I couldn't be more pleased!
– Kathryn-Ann from Victoria