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Spring 2022 Featured Courses

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For over thirty years the Horticulture Department has served both career students and home gardeners. We offer a diverse range of classes, manage world-class facilities, and hold community events.

The Environmental Horticulture Center and Botanic Gardens sits on 11 beautiful view acres, overlooking the entire campus and the Monterey Bay region. The Center provides students with an excellent horticultural educational facility and is a focus for community activities. There is a community building with a room for lectures, conferences, meetings and special events. In addition, the community center has a classroom and a learning center. A state-of-the-art nursery includes greenhouses, shade houses, raised beds, and a lab classroom. We also have CCOF certified organic farm.

Cabrillo College has collections of California natives, especially those from the Monterey Bay region; plants from the Mediterranean regions of the world; and succulents at the Botanic Gardens.

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  • The annual Mother's Day Plant Sale has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19.

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Spring 2022 Classes Start Jan 24!

Get your hands dirty this Spring and turn your love of plants into a thriving career.  Learn how to grow hemp, berries, and indoor greenhouse plants sustainably with minimal water use.

HORT 1B | Basic Horticulture: Crop Production

Survey the production and use of sustainable technology for greenhouse and nursery plants with focus on hemp production, greenhouse holiday crops, and floriculture crops such as mums, gerberis, poinsettia, and cyclamen. Gain a working knowledge of how light, temperature, water, fertilizers, and soilless media interact in a production environment.

Online Lecture + In-Person Lab | Wednesdays 9:30 AM - 12:35 PM

HORT 125 | Hydroponics

Gain knowledge and practice of growing crops hydroponically and with substrates including set up, nutrient solution preparation, lighting options, water conservation, vertical indoor greens, and pest control with focus on growing edible plants and hemp production.

In-Person | Fridays 9:00 AM - 2:40 PM

HORT 150 | Pest Management

Master the concepts and practices of integrated pest management emphasizing identification of insects, vertebrates, diseases and weeds in managed landscapes, crops, nurseries and greenhouses on the Central Coast.

In-Person | Tuesdays 9:30 AM - 4:05 PM

Go from Cabrillo to Career in Horticulture! Classes Start Jan 24!!