Featured Classes for Spring 2014

Spring 2014 is almost here!  Check out these classes—Spring Herbaceous Plants, Plant Terminology, and Landscape Design Forum.  Read on for more info on each!

LH006EB – Spring Herbaceous Plant ID and Culture

The wise use of herbaceous plants can make a garden or landscape come alive with versatile, long lasting, seasonal color and foliage.   Learn about tough and beautiful plants for the spring landscape including perennials, succulents, grasses, bulbs, ferns, & sub-tropicals.   This class will focus on tried and true plants for Mediterranean climates, but also cover many traditional garden plants for borders and containers.  Students will experience hands-on propagation and container planting of a diverse variety of herbaceous plants.

“In the many years I have taught landscape design at Merritt, herbaceous plants BY FAR represent the most popular plant choices on design class projects, and also in simple garden renovation projects and maintenance accounts.  So here’s your chance to really engage this topic.  Instructor Lawrence Lee knows his stuff, and you’ll be learning things you can use for years to come…”  Chris Grampp, Dept. Chair

LANHT 006EB Spring Herbaceous Plants, Thursdays, 6:30-9:20 PM from January 23 through May 22, 2014, Room H105.  To sign up, visit http://web.peralta.edu/.  The class number is 24306.  For questions or more information, contact the instructor, Lawrence Lee,  lelee@peralta.edu.

LH023 – Plant Terminology (daytime section)

A required course for any of the Certificates awarded by our department,  Plant Terminology is a foundational course in horticulture, designed to support the students learning activities in our many plant identification courses. The course covers descriptive terminology, taxonomy and botanical nomenclature required to master our plant ID courses, as well as providing students with foundational skills necessary when working in the profession.  And, it’s lots of fun too!   Using microscopes and hand held lenses, we dissect and explore flowers and fruits.  You’ll discover a world you never knew existed!

LANHT 023 Plant Terminology, Thursdays, 1:00-3:30 PM from January 23 through May 22, 2014, Room H101.  To sign up, visit http://web.peralta.edu/; the class number is 22493.  For questions or more information, contact the instructor, Laura Forlin, lforlin@peralta.edu.

LH210A-C – Landscape Design Forum

Weekly forums geared to the interests of  designers and anyone wanting to learn more about the profession and run a successful business.  Topics include:  general business practices and fee-setting, working with difficult clients, cost estimating, water conservation apps, design reviews of participants’ projects, and much, much more.

LANHT 210A-C, Landscape Design Forum, Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM from January 21 through May 20, 2014, Room H101.  To sign up, visit http://web.peralta.edu/.  The class numbers are 22500 (A section), 22501 (B section) and 22502 (C section).  FV  is 24306.  For questions or more information, contact the instructor, Laura Forlin, lforlin@peralta.edu.

Find these classes and more in the Spring 2014 Schedule!

The Spring 2014 semester will begin Tuesday, January 21st, the day after the Martin Luther King holiday. See the Spring 2014 Academic Calendar for other important dates.

We encourage you to sign up early to insure the classes you want are available to you. In addition, if a class does not have adequate enrollment BEFORE the start of the semester, it is subject to cancellation, so don’t wait until the last minute!

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