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Growing in Urban Environments Online Course

In this course you will explore the diverse and site specific scenarios you might encounter on your various journeys in urban agriculture. We will investigate ways to pair crop growth habits with corresponding infrastructure and develop both pest and water management plans.

You will have an opportunity to create a detailed plan based on helpful insights from your peers and instructors as we work together to refine the broad principles from the lectures to specific applications in the world around us.

Growing in Urban Environments Overview

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Use plant growth styles to maximize production from within constrained spaces.
  • List infrastructure needed for crop growth and explain the various degrees of necessity.
  • Identify how different styles of plant growth can be manipulated to minimize the space they occupy.
  • Compare contamination pathways and choose appropriate management responses.
  • Describe the difference between categories of stressors and the difference between pest management and pest control.
  • Develop a basic integrated pest management strategy for your hypothetical site.

Take the Whole Series

This course is part of our Online Urban Agriculture Program. Other courses in the series include:

  1. Free Introduction to Urban Agriculture
  2. Growing in Urban Environments
  3. Urban Agriculture Systems
  4. Urban Agricultural Business

You can take this course by itself, or sign up for the whole series to save 10%!

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Three weeks
location
Online
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$150

Other Courses in this Urban Agriculture Series

Free Introduction to Urban Agriculture Online Course

On demand. Access any time.

Urban Agriculture Systems Online Course

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Urban Agricultural Business Online Course

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Instructors

Gail Langellotto

Gail Langellotto is a Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University, where she also serves as the Principle Investigator of the Garden Ecology Lab and leads the statewide Oregon State University Master Gardener program. She has a M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology, and has published research on topics as diverse as the costs of starting and maintaining a vegetable garden, pollinator-friendly gardens, and the benefits of gardening to healthy eatingHer OSU Extension Service and outreach efforts are focused on communicating research-backed management practices to home gardeners. For the online Master Gardener and urban agriculture PACE courses, she supervises overall course development, and reviews and contributes to course content.

Mykl Nelson

Mykl came to the Pacific Northwest to enter the agricultural sector. He spent a handful of years at Oregon State University to retrain in a new undergraduate degree so he could finish with a Master’s of Horticulture. He is now creating and teaching courses at OSU as the Instructor of Urban Agriculture. Outside the university, Mykl gardens when he can and runs a number of nutrient cycling experiments.

Past Students' Work

Take a look at some recent projects our students have created.