A properly designed sustainable landscape should be beautiful while saving resources, requiring minimal maintenance and being eco-friendly.
However, since each region has its own unique climate, soil, and native plants, it can be hard to find the pertinent information that's specific to your area and your unique needs.
The course is asynchronous, which allows for more flexibility. Typically, assignments are due at a specific time, however, you can choose when and where you "attend" each week.
Oregon State University's online Sustainable Landscaping course is designed to be practical and applicable, so you can apply what you learn directly to your landscape.
You'll work directly with Al Shay, who's one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading experts, as he helps you assess your region's unique challenges and opportunities.
From the comfort of your computer, you'll receive personal guidance on:
From functional, environmental and aesthetic considerations to everything in between, Al's course is designed to train you and your team to construct landscapes that fit well with their settings and local climate and ecosystem.
Whether you're a home gardener, conservationist or a professional landscaper, you’ll learn valuable techniques to develop landscapes that are made to last and function sustainably with local ecosystems.
This convenient and flexible course equips you to deliver productive and lasting results.
By the end of the online Sustainable Landscaping course, you will learn:
Al Shay has worked in the green industry for the last 34 years at Oregon State University, Eugene Country Club, The Oregon Garden and DeSantis Landscapes. Al holds undergraduate degrees in fine arts from Hunter College/CUNY, horticulture from Oregon State University and a Master of Science in Agriculture from Oregon State University.