Thanks to the vertical garden trend, even tiny apartments can be turned into a green-thumb’s dream come true! Planting upwards instead of outwards has many benefits. So, whether you want to learn to grow vertical gardens in your home or for commercial and public spaces, this course is ideal professional development for you!
The Certificate of Vertical Gardens will teach you how to create vertical gardens on walls and roofs to beautify unsightly spaces or create space for urban farming.
In this online course, you will discover types of installations for roof and vertical gardens, engineering considerations, which plants are suitable for walls and roofs, and maintenance requirements and landscaping aesthetics and functionality.
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Outcomes achieved by undertaking a course on vertical gardens include:
- Discuss the natureand scope of vertical gardens and roof gardens in horticulture today
- Explain engineering considerations involved with the building of verticaland roof gardens, both on small- and large-scale projects
- Select appropriate materialsand plan how the non-living components of the garden are created to achieve an appropriate and sustainable installation
- Select appropriate climbing plants for creating vertical or roof gardens,and determine appropriate strategies to cultivate those plants, in a variety of different situations
- Select appropriate plants for use in vertical or roof gardens, which are tolerant of the adverse growing conditions, having natural adaptations to growing under conditions that are encountered in these gardens
- Selectand plan the cultivation of plants that lack natural adaptations to growing on roofs or vertical gardens; but which are none the less required to grow in these adverse conditions
- Explain a range of container growing techniques, in a range of different roofand vertical gardens that may be used to select various plants.
- Identifyand evaluate problems with vertical and roof gardens, and compare options for solving those problems
- Plan the development of roof gardens for both small- and large-scale applications
- Plan the development of vertical gardens for both small- and large-scale
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Why Create Vertical Gardens?
There are many reasons to create vertical gardens from extending green areas in a small outdoor space to improving the look of an unsightly building, improving the environment and urban farming!
Extend green space
If you want to create a more extensive garden but lack the space, a vertical garden is a perfect solution.
Improve building aesthetics
If you live or work in an unsightly building or have walls that look unattractive, then a vertical garden can improve the aesthetics.
Improve the physical environment
When you install a vertical garden (or any garden for that matter), you can improve the physical environment in various ways.
Greenspace, particularly those positioned on roofs and walls, can minimise glare, modify the temperature, filter the air and pollutants reduce water run-off and even mitigate flood problems!
Vertical urban farming
Growing crops in an urban area – or urban agriculture – is about producing food inside suburban regions and within the metropolitan fringe. Vertical farming is like indoor farming in vertical greenhouses, and it’s set to revolutionise the future of agriculture. It makes sense that when space is limited –go up! Growing upwards to create a sustainable food source is an excellent way to reap all the benefits of green space while producing a product to sell, consume or donate!
6 Amazing Benefits of Green Spaces!
Plants boost our physical and mental health in many ways – here are six amazing benefits of creating more green spaces in your home or workplace!
Boosts air quality
Green spaces look gorgeous, but they also help boost air quality and may be able to remove air-borne chemicals!
Promotes physical activity
Gardens inspire movement and gardening is a wonderful fitness activity for all ages. So, if you’re looking to improve your physical fitness get planning!
Decrease illness risks
Having plants in your workspace could prevent sick days! Those who work in high-rise buildings understand how fast illness can spread, so investing in greenery may help purify the air.
Inspires a healthy diet
Gardening encourages people to include healthy foods in their diets and break free of poor eating habits. Homegrown food tastes better and is more appealing because of the time and effort that has been invested in growing and harvesting.
Boosts mood and productivity
We generally feel happier and more productive in green surroundings with plenty of plants and nature. Flowers particularly can evoke positive emotions.
Helps relieve stress
Gardening brings people closer to nature and encourages living in the present moment while engaging the senses. When you take time to ‘smell the roses’, cortisol levels drop, which can help alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
Learn how to create thriving vertical gardens for your home or commercial projects. Study our Certificate of Vertical Gardens today!