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University Connected Learning
A course in ecological gardening including fundamentals of plant physiology, growth and nutrition; seed germination; soil properties, formation and fertility; nutrient cycling; water relationships; composting; mulching; irrigation; inter-cropping; biological pest management; locally-adapted and traditional (Native American) food plants; garden plants; extending the season; etc. The role of gardening in fostering environmental awareness and ecological consciousness. Actual gardening experience will be provided as students work in the Sill Center Garden and at the Pioneer Community Garden at the University of Utah in support of local food pantries. In addition, students participate in course-related community service projects throughout the summer.