Lifelong Learning Home and Garden Courses
Lifelong Learning courses are designed primarily for students age 50 and over. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. See schedule of Lifelong Learning classes to find current schedules, location, dates, and costs.
Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces, LLI-824 - 2 Hours
This course will provide gardeners with ideas on how to effectively grow many types of vegetables in small “100 square foot” and container-type gardens on patios, balconies, or in your small garden. This course will offer tips for increasing yields and plans for crop rotations.
Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening, LLI-825 - 5 Hours
This course provides gardeners a way to produce vegetables for their household while using sustainable gardening practices. This class will cover what to plant, when to plant, and how to plant vegetable crops that are well suited to Mary land. In addition, how to organically control pest and diseases will be discussed. Furthermore, guidance will be provided on designing vegetable gardens.
Landscape Design Studio I, LLI-414 – Hours: 50
Learn the basics of landscape design and basic graphic skills to communicate design ideas. You will use drafting tools to develop landscape plans, sections, and perspectives in black and white and in color. Although only hand-drawing techniques will be taught, all techniques you will learn, could apply to computer-aided design programs. Sound site design principles will be discussed and incorporated into your designs. Learn to design responsibly to protect watersheds, prevent erosion, to promote soil health, and to ensure a healthy landscape and successful garden spaces. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Interior Design Magic, ILL584 – Hours: 16
This course will give you a basic understanding of the principles of design. In a dynamic, interactive atmosphere, we will explore color, space planning, style, and budget. You will draft and create a mood board based on a room in your own home. If you enjoy HGTV, this is the class for you. You will also explore career opportunities in interior design. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.