Hort 375, Lec 002 – Gardens Will Save the World, May 20 – July 8 (ZHH), Mondays 5:30pm -7:20pm
Course Description: This 1 credit course* will examine our shared landscapes and the role horticulture can play in building equitable, just, and inclusive communities. It will examine contemporary topics through an interdisciplinary lens with an emphasis on hands-on, immersive learning and discussion both on and off the UW-Madison campus. It will explore the challenges presented by plant blindness and how a new doctrine for public horticulture can ignite a fresh awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of plants that result in stronger, resilient, more connected communities.
*There will also be an option for students to participate in community-based learning and earn one additional credit. Students in the community-based learning cohort of the course will enrich their understanding of the power of urban horticultural spaces through working directly with the Allen Centennial Garden and their partners to develop community-identified priorities for horticultural programming. More details will be given during the first day of class regarding registration for this option.