|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- Describe the history of herbs used for cultural activities.
- Identify common herbs used for culinary, medicinal, spiritual and decorative purposes.
|Description - |
|An introductory look at the use and folklore of herbs grown for specific cultural purposes. Herbs noted for their culinary, aromatic, or medicinal properties.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- identify common herbs used in the landscape.
- list cultural uses of herbs.
- discuss past and potential future uses of herbs in our culture.
- describe the use of herbs in different cultures over time.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Horticultural laboratory with multi-media projection system, horticultural facilities, and arboretum. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Introduction to herbs
- Culture specific
- Identification of herbs
- Growth habits
- Environmental requirements and cultivation
- Cultural applications
- historic and future uses of specialized herbs in different cultures
- societal implications of using or promoting the use of herbs
|Methods of Evaluation - |
- Field test on herbs (identification, growth habits, etc.)
- Documented active participation which furthers student knowledge of herbs and their uses.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Adams, James. Landscaping with Herbs. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2009. |
|Disciplines - |
|Environmental Horticulture & Design |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Field observation of plants.
- Lectures on plant characteristics.
- Discussions regarding use and care of plants.
- Read assigned reading activities.
- Perform self-guided research.
|Lab Content - |
- Site visit to plant locations.
- Discussion of plant cultural and design implications.
- Photography and documentation of plants.
- Critical thinking activities to evaluate plants for specific environmental conditions.
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Typical reading assignments will include researching up to 20 plant species per week (approximately 30 pages of reading) in representative text and similar text books. |