Campus Classes & Online Courses
There are a number of opportunities to study plants and garden-based learning at Cornell. Several of these offerings are part of the distance learning program or are otherwise available online, making them available to students near and far.
Art of Horticulture - Explore plants as the subject of art as well as plants as media for creating art. Check out the gallery of inspiring student projects.
Experiential Garden-Based Learning In Belize – This course takes a small group of students to Belize to work directly with a community-based organization to create school gardens and explore their use as a foundation for food systems studies and environmental education.
Plant Propagation - This course will increase your enjoyment and success making new plants by seed, cutting, layering, division, grafting, and micropropagation. Plant Propagation goes well beyond the basics to deliver both the art and science of plant propagation. Participants will examine in-depth the biology, anatomy, history, and use of these propagation techniques.
Botanical Illustration I & II - These six-week online courses explore how to use plants as the subject of art. The on-line nature of the courses make them unique by allowing students to access and complete the lessons at their own pace. Designed for people of all ages and from all walks of life–from current students to those who haven’t taken a class in a very long time–I focuses on basic drawing techniques while II introduces the use of color.
Organic Gardening - In response to strong interest from gardeners across the country, we developed the Organic Gardening course to help experienced gardeners broaden their understanding of organic techniques for all kinds of gardens. The course covers one topic during each of the 8 weeks, including vegetables, fruits, flowers, ornamental plants, and lawns.
4-H Horticulture Study Guide – This website features 180 plant profiles plus images to help youth study for the New York Horticulture Contest.
Mann Library at Cornell University has a great collection of horticulture resources, including rare and historical books. Collections include seed catalogs, kitchen gardens, bees, mushrooms, and more.
Cornell Plantations – offers several classes, tours, and lectures