SRJC Course Outlines

5/24/2022 1:57:12 AMHORT 127 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 127Title:  EDIBLE LANDSCAPES  
Full Title:  Edible Landscapes: Design and Maintenance
Last Reviewed:3/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Identification of design and cultural requirements common to edible landscapes. Lectures will address plant selection and combinations as well as maintenance practices.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Identification of design and cultural requirements common to edible landscapes. Lectures will address plant selection and combinations as well as maintenance practices.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify the concepts of edible plants' role in the landscape.
2.  Describe cultural requirements and uses of edible plants in the landscape.
3.  Explain plant selection and maintenance practices.
 

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1. Identify the various types of edible landscape design.
2. Outline the balance concept between edible and ornamental.
3. Discuss cultural requirements of edible plants.
4. Explore uses of fruit tree, vegetables/herbs, berries, citrus and edible flowers.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
  A. Define
  B. Comparsion with traditional landscapes and pros and cons
  C. History
II. Design
   A. Landscape types
   B. Space utiliziation and consideration
   C. Planting palette (trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines)
   D. Landscape components
III. Site Preparation
   A. Sun/shade requirements
    B. Soil management
   C. Green waste management
   D. Pest management
IV. Planting
    A. Selection and rotation
    B. Layout
    C. Balance between edible and ornamental
    D. Containers
V. Irrigation
   A. Hydrozone requirements
   B. Water conservation
VI. Fertilization - Natural vs. synthetic fertilizers

Assignments:
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1. 3-5 page written report on a proposed edible landscape.
2. Final project: graphic or pictorial plan for a plant grouping for an edible landscape.
3. 1-2 quizzes.
4. Reading 5-10 pages per week.
5. Observation reports.
6. Field work and plant identification.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
3-5 page written report on a proposed edible landscape. In class written exercises, including observation reports.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Field work and plant identification; plan for planting group for an edible landscape.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes; multiple choice, true/false, matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sunset Western Garden Book. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Publishing Group, 2007 (classics).
Dirr, Micahael and Bonnie, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Champagne, IL: Stipes Publishing Co., 2009 (classics).
Phillips, R. and Rix, M. The Random House Book of Shrubs. NY: Random House, 1989. (classic)
Courtwright, G. Trees and Shrubs for Temperate Climates, 3rd ed. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998. (classic)

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