Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts

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Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts


Dates & Price

March 28–May 8, 2023

Fee: $179 by March 21; $189 after March 21

Fee for Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium, and Innovators: 
$161 by March 21; $170 after March 21

Registration ends March 26, 2023

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded. (Do not include this language for classes that cost less than $30).

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

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Learn taxonomy, botanical vocabulary, and related nomenclature as well as basic cultivation information, during this fully online class, with both instructor-led and self-study versions from which to choose.

Learn the fundamentals of plant identification and compare growing seasons, shopping prices, and even recipes with fellow students. Take the skills you learn through engaging online sessions, photo stories, plant fact pages, discussion forums, and hundreds of beautiful images and apply them to plants you’ll encounter outside of the class. Plan for a year-round harvest and learn that some of your favorite berries might not technically be berries after all, botanically speaking!

You’ll Learn:

  • Taxonomy
  • Botanical vocabulary
  • Working knowledge of plant nomenclature, including scientific and common names
  • Apply knowledge of plant morphology to classify and identify plants
  • Basic cultivation information

This program is in partnership with North Carolina State University.

Course Credit

This course counts as a three-week elective toward a Certificate in Landscape Design.

Course Schedule

Choose the instructor-led version for live sessions, graded activities, discussion forums, completion certificates, and personal feedback from the instructor. Activities will be completed within a six-week timeframe, with an additional six months of access after the course ends.

Choose the self-study version to work at your own pace, on your own, with one year of access to the material from the time of enrollment. (This version of the course has no live components, graded activities, discussion forums, or feedback.)


Online, live-streamed or self-paced


Laura Barth


  • A computer or tablet
  • Connection to the internet
  • Google Chrome (recommended for optimal functionality
  • For an additional fee, you may choose to purchase an optional print copy of the online e-book that is included with the course.

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout.