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Botany for Gardeners

Grade levels:  9th - Adult

Hour: 4th 

Teacher:  Megan Miller

Teacher Contact Info: 

Google Classroom Used:  Yes

Approximate Weekly Homework: 3-4

High School Credit: Full

Monthly Cost:  $32

One Time Supply Fee: $20 

Supply Fee Covers:  In class lab supplies and copies 

Prerequisites:  Ability to write in the gardener's manual 

Materials Required:  

Plant Science for Gardeners by Robert Pavlis ISBN: 978-0865719736 

The Botany Coloring Book by Paul Young ISBN: 978-0064603027 

Do It Yourself Garden Research Handbook ISBN: 9798741041802 

Graph paper, compass, ruler, pencil, eraser, colored pencils, shapener, notebook.  

Class Description:  

Gardening in Colorado is not for the faint of heart. Between late snow storms, hail, and our dry climate it can test the best gardener. Understanding how plants work in is vital to being a succesful gardener here.  

Students will learn about the portions of botany relevant to growing a garden in Colorado. Topics like plant anatomy, identification, xeric plant selection, garden design, seed starting, and more will be covered. Students will be sketching garden designs, learning using a high school level coloring textbook, and working on the basics of landscape design on computers. The end goal of this class is that students will research, design, and be ready to plant herb, vegetable, and flower gardens using the gardening method of their choice.  

All assignments will be posted in google classroom. Some writing or typing is required for the garden research handbook. All major projects will be able to be completed using the student’s choice of one of three methods: artistic means, written means, or as a voice over video presentation.  

Botany for Gardeners

SKU: Sci401
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