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Green Walls and Roofs
Green Walls and Roofs course online. Discover and learn how to develop appropriate and functional roof and vertical gardens, for residential, commercial and public landscapes. This outstanding online course will help you create the Green Walls and Roofs that you thought where impossible to build. There are lots of different reasons for creating a vertical garden or roof garden, and the way you develop the garden may be affected by the reason you create it. Common reasons might be: Lack of space for a more extensive garden Improve aesthetics of an ugly place (wall or roof) Improve physical environment (eg. Reduce glare, modify temperature, filter air pollutants, reduce water run off and mitigate flood problems) Urban farming – growing crops in an urban area.
Lesson Structure: Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
There are 9 lessons:
- Scope and Nature of Roof and Vertical Gardens
- Introduction to vertical gardens and roof gardens in horticulture today
- Reasons for Green Walls and Roof Gardens
- Accessibility and Safety
- What Is A Roof Garden?
- What Is A Vertical Garden?
- Pruning Prevents Problems
- Decorative Plant Supports
- Temporary Props
- Types of Installations for Roof Gardens
- Types of Vertical Gardens
- Proprietory Products
- Plant Selection
- Retrofitting a Building
- Construction of Functional and Appropriate Vertical and Roof Gardens
- Engineering considerations involved with the building of vertical and roof gardens
- Selecting appropriate materials and planning the way in which the non-living components of the garden are created
- Building a Green Roof
- Building a Green Wall
- Dealing with Weight
- Construction Materials
- Durability of Materials
- Dealing with Water
- Plants Which Cause Damage
- Components of a Green Roof
- Roof Membranes
- Protection Material Components
- Climbing Plants and Structures for Climbing
- Learn how to select appropriate climbing plants for creating vertical or roof gardens
- Determine strategies to cultivate climbing plants in a variety of different situations
- Climbing adaptations found in plants
- Possible Climbers for Vertical Green Walls and Some Types of Green Roofs
- What Structural Requirements Do Climbers Require?
- Plants on Fences
- Using Trellis in Roof Gardens and on Greenwalls
- Plants Suited to Roof and Vertical Gardens
- Selecting appropriate plants which are tolerant of the adverse growing conditions and have natural adaptations to growing under conditions that are encountered in these gardens
- Possible Plants Suitable for Roof Gardens and Some Types of Vertical Walls
- Hardy Groundcovers
- Adaptations for Other Plants in Roof and Vertical Gardens
- Select and plan the cultivation of plants that lack natural adaptations to growing on roofs or vertical gardens
- Growing Standards
- Dwarfing Rootstocks
- NFT Systems
- Trees and Shrubs
- Low-Growing Australian Native Shrubs
- Other Low-Growing Shrubs
- Vegetables and Fruits
- Container Growing
- Container Growing Techniques
- Raised Beds for Flat Roofs
- Window Boxes
- Epiphyte Plaques
- The Growing Media
- Choosing Plants
- Longevity of Container Plants
- Maintenance – watering, pest control
- Out of Site/Out of Mind
- Light And Shade
- Pot Surfaces
- Water Savers
- Irrigation Requirements
- Maintaining Appropriate Water Levels
- Landscaping – Roof Gardens
- The different types of roof gardens
- Characteristics advantageous in roof garden plants
- Tips for Functional Roof Gardens
- How to Minimize Damage to Your Plants When You Move them
- Thoughts on Balcony Gardens
- Landscaping – Vertical Gardens
- Types of Green Walls
- Types of Walls
- Design Considerations
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Learning Goals: Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
- Discuss the nature and scope of vertical gardens and roof gardens in horticulture today.
- Explain engineering considerations involved with the building of vertical and roof gardens, both on small and large scale projects.
- Select appropriate materials and plan the way in which the non living components of the garden is created, in order 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 if 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.
- Select and 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 roof and vertical gardens, that may be used with a selection of different types of plants.
- Identify and 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 applications.
As more and more people live in cities, and high rise living in particular has become commonplace, the impetus to grow gardens in confined and difficult places has increased.
International studies and reports have however also shown that buildings offer the largest single opportunity for reducing greenhouse gases’ and the use of green walls and roofs can be a significant contributor to that end. Solutions to this challenge of modern living have spawned a wide variety of ideas for roof and vertical gardens.
Covering the walls or roofs of building is a significant horticultural challenge, but also an opportunity that brings with it many benefits beyond what may at first seem obvious.
Using the vertical space effectively can give much more growing room for a wide range of plants, opportunities to grow food crops, opportunities to screen, hide an existing wall or a view behind.
|Recognised Issuing Body||TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.|
|Course Prerequisite||No, start at anytime|
|Course Qualification||Level 4 Certificate in Green Walls and Roofs|
|Exam Required?||Finalised with an exam/test|
|UK Course Credits||10 Credits|
|US Course Credit Hours||3 Credit Hours|
|Study Support||You'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.|
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