ORH1016 - Environmental Issues in Horticulture (AS)
3 credits (3 lecture hours)
The field of horticulture has a mixed history in relation to the environment. The purpose of this course is to explore the environmental contributions and hazards of South Florida horticulture, and to provide positive environmentally responsible alternatives to questionable historical practices. Topics to be covered include water use; contamination of ground and surface waters; the ecology of pesticides and herbicides; invasive exotic plants; plants and air quality; soil subsidence; horticulture and urban wildlife; xeriscaping; habitat restoration; remediation; and the use of plants in environmentally sensitive design.