Offered every spring:

BISC 108  Environmental Horticulture with Laboratory
Jones, McDonough, Thomas

This course will examine how plants function, both as individual organisms and as critical members of ecological communities, with special emphasis on human uses of plants. Topics will include plant adaptations, reproduction, environmentally sound landscape practices, urban horticulture, and the use of medicinal plants. The laboratory involves extensive use of the greenhouses, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and field trips. Not to be counted towards the minimum major in biological sciences. Prerequisite: Fulfillment of the basic skills component of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Distribution: Natural and Physical Science Semester: Spring Unit: 1.25

Contact Kristina Jones (email or x3027) for more information.


Looking for a few plant-loving students to work on projects in the Botanic Gardens! 

Contact Kristina Jones (x3027) to talk through possible projects involving medicinal plants, ethnobotany, field botany, you name it. 

Sign up for Independent Study, either in Biology or Environmental Studies, 250H, for a half-unit of credit.  We’ll meet once a week as a group, and once your project is well defined you’ll be working independently.