This series of short courses is excerpted from OSU’s Master Gardener online course, allowing you to study specific fundamentals of gardening.
In the Basic Botany online short course, you will learn to identify plants and their non-plant relatives as a fungus, lichen, algae, moss, fern, conifer or seed plant.
You will gain the ability to recognize the different roles they play in a healthy ecosystem.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
OSU’s Master Gardener Short Course Series includes the following 12 on-demand gardening courses:
Please note: If you're interested in receiving a Certificate of Home Horticulture or becoming an OSU Master Gardener, please visit the Master Gardener Online page. The on-demand short courses are designed to boost your expertise, however, they will not lead to the full Certificate of Home Horticulture. Also please note, you will have access to the on-demand course materials for one year after your registration date.
The upcoming Home Horticulture Summer program is a unique, flexible program that’s led by experienced Master Gardeners who will provide you with personalized guidance and support.
Space is limited, and this accelerated program is only offered once each year.
Please secure your seat for the May 29 start date before it reaches max capacity.
Signe Danler is a veteran Master Gardener and landscape designer with a Masters of Ag degree in Horticulture. In the Master Gardener Online program, she uses her experience and training in gardening, urban forestry and ecological landscaping to communicate about and promote sustainable gardening and landscaping practices.
Gail Langellotto works with the OSU Master Gardener program, state and local agencies, nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations. She helps to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services. Her outreach efforts focus on communicating research-backed management practices to home gardeners and commercial landscapers.