Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit. – Theodore Roosevelt

Do you want to learn how to transition your garden to organic methods or improve your methods; to learn Botanical Illustration; introductory garden design?

Cornell University’s Department of Horticulture offers these and other courses via distance learning. Here’s a small blurb from their about page.

All of the courses we now offer encourage active learning through hands-on activities and online interaction among students and instructors. You won’t just read about grafting, cutting and related propagation strategies, organic gardening, or botanical illustration.  You’ll develop skills by doing them. On-line “lectures,” virtual field trips, discussion, and quizzes are among the activities that will engage you in the history, botanical principles, and horticultural applications.

Most courses last 6 to 10 weeks and include students from across the country. Class size is limited, so we encourage early registration. To facilitate online discussion, we focus on different topics each week. But you can log in at your convenience at anytime during the week.

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