Ecological Plant Knowledge - Natives
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.
Why are native plants important for your garden? Are you looking to support native wildlife and pollinators? Join learners from diverse gardening backgrounds who are interested in incorporating native plants into designed landscapes.
Through this fascinating course, explore ecosystem relationships in your region and discover how native plants are adapting to conditions in their environment. Explore ecosystem ecology, botany, and plant physiology. Learn how to include native annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees in your gardens.
Here are some of the topics you will study:
- Interdependence within ecosystems
- The meaning of "native"
- Native ecosystems and plant communities
- Formation of specialized ecosystems
- Ecology, politics & economics of invasive plants
- Creating wildlife habitat with native plants