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.
B. Comparsion with traditional landscapes and pros and cons
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
A. Selection and rotation
C. Balance between edible and ornamental
A. Hydrozone requirements
B. Water conservation
VI. Fertilization - Natural vs. synthetic fertilizers
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.
|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%
|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||
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)