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( Dimitris Pavlou, 26/03/2014 ) Q: Hello, I am interested in the online course Green Walls and Roofs (BHT256). It is written that it takes 100 hours to complete the course. I want to ask, do I have to attend to online classes at a specific time and day or I can work anytime I want? How long does it take to finish it in days? In general I would like to know some more details about how the course works. Moreover, is it a theoritical course or also practical? My last question: we are 2 people interesred in this course, is there a possibility to have a discount? Thank you for your time Dimitris Pavlou
( 28/03/2014 ) A: Hello Dimitris, 100 hours is a rough guide to how much study time it will take to complete this course. Including reading your notes, research and assignments. You do not have to attend online classes and you can start whenever you wish. As it is all completely self paced, you may start, stop, start, stop at your leisure. In days, if you are setting yourself up for 10 hours a week, then you can finish this course in about 10 weeks. Once you purchase the course, you will have access to the course notes and can message your tutor through the online study zone. The course covers theory and also expects you to do some practical aspects which you record via photographs or diagrams. If two people purchase a course, you are eligible for a discount. Please contact info@adlhomestudy.co.uk for more information. Regards, Mary Anne

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Green Walls and Roofs 100 Hours Certificate Course

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.

One reason for developing a roof and/or vertical garden is lack of space in urban areas. Nature can play a positive role in the mental health of town and city dwellers because it relieves the monotony of concrete buildings. Vertically grown plants and roof plants can also help to insulate properties, filter air pollutants, reduce glare and keep homes cool in the summer. 

As more and more people live in cities, and high rise living in particular has become commonplace, the impetus to grow gardens has declined and become difficult to do. International studies and reports have shown that green walls and roofs can be a significant factor in reducing greenhouse gases’, so this has caused an environmental challenge.

Covering the walls or roofs of building brings about an opportunity address the challenge by using vertical spaces and roofs effectively by providing growing room for a wide range of plants, opportunities to grow food crops, plus the ability to screen or hide an unattractive view.

Acquire all the skills you need to take full advantage of this important growth area of horticulture with this excellent course. Developed by professional horticulturists and mentored by professional horticulturists, you will get a solid foundation from which to provide a valuable service which helps ease pollution in towns and cities.


 

Lesson Structure:  Green Walls and Roofs BHT256

There are 9 lessons:

  1. 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?
    • Terminology
    • 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
    • Epiphytes
    • Succulents
    • Plants
    • Hardy Groundcovers
  5. 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
    • Espaliers
    • Growing Standards
    • Dwarfing Rootstocks
    • NFT Systems
    • Trees and Shrubs
    • Low-Growing Australian Native Shrubs
    • Other Low-Growing Shrubs
    • Vegetables and Fruits
    • Herbs
    • Annuals
    • Bulbs
  6. Container Growing
    • Container Growing Techniques
    • Containers
    • Raised Beds for Flat Roofs
    • Window Boxes
    • Epiphyte Plaques
    • Baskets
    • The Growing Media
    • Choosing Plants
    • Longevity of Container Plants
  7. Maintenance – watering, pest control
    • Out of Site/Out of Mind
    • Humidity
    • Light And Shade
    • Mulch
    • Pot Surfaces
    • Water Savers
    • Irrigation Requirements
    • Maintaining Appropriate Water Levels
  8. 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
    • Irrigation
  9. Landscaping – Vertical Gardens
    • Types of Green Walls
    • Types of Walls
    • Design Considerations
    • Aesthetics
    • Functionality

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.

 

The quality of this course is second to none, from the in-depth learning you will get to the expert individual mentoring you will receive throughout your studies. The mentors for this course are: 
 
Bunch of yeloow rosesSusan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction. 
 
Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
 
Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.
 
In 2010, Susan authored a complete module for a Foundation degree (FDSC) in Arboriculture.
 
Susan holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.
 
 
Steven Whitaker course tutorSteven Whitaker
Diploma in Garden Design (Distinction) – The Blackford Centre, Gold Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture, Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture, Level 1 NOCN Introduction to Gardening, – Joseph Priestly College, BTEC Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations (Merit), Trainer Skills 1, & 2, Group trainer, Interview and Selection Skills – Kirby College of Further Education
 
Steven has a wealth of Horticultural knowledge, having ran his own Design and Build service, Landscaping company, and been a Head Gardener. His awards include five Gold awards at Leeds in Bloom, two Gold awards at Yorkshire in Bloom and The Yorkshire Rose Award for Permanent Landscaping. Steven has worked with TV’s Phil Spencer as his garden advisor on the Channel 4 TV Programme, “Secret Agent”. 
 
He is qualified to Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture and has a Diploma in Garden Design which he passed with Distinction. Steven’s Tutor and Mentor was the Chelsea Flower Show Gold Award-winning Garden Designer, Tracy Foster. He also works for a major Horticultural Commercial Grower in the field of Propagation and Craft Gardening. Steven lives in Leeds where he is a Freelance Garden Designer and Garden Advice Consultant. 

 

 

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