Ecological Landscape Design
Since 2003, Gaia College has been offering holistic horticulture education to students all over the world. Our courses integrate essential knowledge of ecology, permaculture and organic gardening to build a solid ecological foundation for your career and/or personal life.
Please note: This course has pre-requisites
This is a very comprehensive course, beginning with an overview of historical garden design perspectives and include examinations of art, statuary, wildlife, water, and native ecosystems in the design process. The principles of landscape design and how the various elements are used in softscaping and hardscaping will be examined in detail on how to achieve particular aesthetics and function. Design terminology and drafting skills will be applied when following the steps of the design process. Through case studies and project work, the topics of site analysis, hardscape construction and grading, estimating and landscape supplies, drainage and water solutions, site remediation and special needs will be covered. Throughout, presentation skills will be emphasized.
I am over the top impressed with the ELD course which should not have surprised me after the courses I've enjoyed and learned so much coming from Gaia College.
Chris Morrison, Toronto