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Master Gardener Series: Container and Small Space Gardening

This series of short courses is excerpted from OSU’s Master Gardener online course, allowing you to study specific fundamentals of gardening.

Container and Small Space Gardening Course

In the Container and Small Space Gardening course you will learn about methods and materials for gardening in containers. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the various uses and benefits of containers in gardening. 
  • Explain how container size, material, shape and placement may impact plant growth and vigor. 
  • Evaluate the composition and structure of soilless planting mixes. 
  • Demonstrate how and when to water and fertilize container grown plants. 
  • Recognize and remedy problems that may occur with plants grown in containers. 
  • Understand how containers can be used to make gardening more accessible.

Master Gardener Short Course Series

OSU’s Master Gardener Short Course Series includes the following 12 on-demand gardening courses:

  1. Basic Botany Online Course
  2. Soils and Compost Online Course
  3. Vegetable Gardening Online Course
  4. Introduction to Entomology Online Course
  5. Plant Pathology Online Course
  6. Pesticide Safety Online Course
  7. Herbaceous Ornamental Plants Online Course
  8. Sustainable Landscape Design Online Course
  9. Sustainable Landscape Management Online Course *FREE for a limited time*
  10. Integrated Pest Management Online Course
  11. Woody Landscape Plants Online Course
  12. Container and Small Space Gardening Online Course

Please note: If you're interested in receiving a Certificate of Home Horticulture, please visit our Certificate in Home Horticulture page or the Home Horticulture Summer Intensive course. 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.

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On demand. Access any time.
location
Online
price (2)
$45
45

Instructors

Signe Danler
Master Gardener Online

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

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.

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