Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants: 6 Week, Online Course Begins March March 4th, 2019

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Learn about edibles for the landscape with an exploration of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Extend your growing season with bulbs and even houseplants.

  • General Public:  $195.00
  • Extension Master Gardener  and Extension Master Naturalist volunteers: $98.00
  • JC Raulston Arboretum Volunteers: $98.00

(Extension Volunteers get discount code from your county agent, JCRA volunteers get the discount code from the volunteer coordinator.)

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This online course allows you to learn to identify plants on your own schedule. Longwood Gardens is partnering with NC State University Department of Horticultural Science to provide a fully-online introduction to plants. This survey course will introduce you to plants that can be grown throughout the nation. Through photo-stories, video presentations, online fact pages, an e-book, flash-cards, vocabulary games, mystery plants and hundreds of beautiful images you will learn the key identifying characteristics of these plants and how best to use them in the landscape. This is one of three online non-credit courses, each focused on different plant groupings and each including some favorites as well as a few introductions from the research and breeding programs at Longwood Gardens and North Carolina State University.


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This is an asynchronous, fully online, self-paced, non-credit course. You may participate anywhere that you have access to the internet. You will have access to the course resources 24/7 for the entire 6 weeks of the class and for 6 months after the course ends. There are no required presentations or any set times that you will need to meet online.

In addition to the course fee you may choose to purchase an optional hard copy of the online e-book that is included with the course.

violetsThis six-week, online class, on Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants starts on March 5, 2018.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact Dr. Lucy Bradley (Lucy_Bradley@ncsu.edu) with any questions.