Landscape Architecture & Horticulture

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Spring Courses in Horticulture Open to All Majors!

Author: Gracie A. Laychock

Winter Intersession Course

Elective open to all majors.

January 9-13

Trees in the Urban Landscape

Horticulture 2552.402 CRN: 29910

Michael LoFurno, ASLA                                             

2 credits

Mon-Fri 9:00 am-2:00 pm                                                     

Temple University Center City Campus

This course provides an overview of Western civilization's efforts to integrate trees into the urban landscape, with a particular emphasis on Philadelphia's urban forest. Urban treescapes through the nineteenth and twentieth century are explored from the perspective of social, cultural, economic, political and ecological in-influences. Philadelphia's Center City and its adjacency serve as a laboratory for field walks, tree identification exercises, and for exploring urban forestry practices and policies.


Introduction to Beekeeping

Elective open to all majors.

Spring 2017

Horticulture 2556.101 CRN 30380                                        

Ambler Campus

3 credits                                                                     

Class and hands-on lab, Thursdays from 12:30 – 4:20 PM

This course will introduce students to the science and art of keeping honey bees. Lectures will include many aspects of honey bee biology and discuss how they drive the practice of beekeeping. Topics will include establishment of colonies, seasonal management,   honey production and pollination as well has honey bee diseases. Additionally, we will taste honey from a variety of floral sources. The laboratory portion of this course will make use of the bee hives located in the Temple Ambler garden, allowing hands-on application of material covered in the lectures.