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Designing the landscape: SCI 125 easier to take as a hybrid

Posted on Thursday May 22nd 2014

This fall we’re excited to present SCI 125 Sustainable Landscape Design in a format that may be more easily accessible to all students including community members—in hybrid form, (most of the content online but with time reserved for a few fun and information packed field trips).greenhouse3

Our buildings affect our landscapes and our landscapes affect our buildings, in good ways, or not. Students learn the fundamentals of landscape design with particular attention to integrating both existing and new buildings sustainably into their landscapes. That means they investigate design strategies that address the ecological, water, energy and food system links between buildings and their supporting sites. Topics include geology, hydrology, soils, vegetation, design principles, green roofs, green walls, rainwater collection systems, native planting, edible landscapes,  and the human dimension of landscape architecture. This course is great for students interested in design, planning, agriculture and for those of us wanting to make our yards and streetscapes more beautiful and productive. The course content is accessible to students and community members with no prior background in landscape design and entry level college math and reading skills.

Current students, contact your advisor or the Advising Center to register. New students who want to take this class for credit, contact the Admissions Office. Non-credit registration will be available in the fall.

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