As the first program of its kind, Bastyr's Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design offers valuable training for those who want to build upon their knowledge of medicinal and edible plants and apply that expertise by developing sustainable landscapes.
Grounded in the philosophy of working with nature rather than against it, the landscape design program engages students through a hands-on curriculum. Holistic Landscape Design courses such as Soil Ecology, Biodynamic Agriculture, and Medicinal and Edible Plants in the Landscape support graduating students who:
The program is open to anyone with a creative eye and a passion for ecology and sustainability. It is well suited to landscape designers or students/graduates of degree programs in botany, horticulture, herbal science, nutrition or naturopathic medicine. Students who complete the Holistic Landscape Design program are equipped to develop sustainable landscapes that benefit both the environment and the human community.
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Bastyr University offers an extended study of permaculture design throughout the seasons, far exceeding standard 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate programs. Additionally, Bastyr has a unique focus on the therapeutic value of a medicinal and edible landscapes.
Intended time to complete: 4 academic quarters or 12 months beginning fall term.
% of graduates who completed on time: 77%
The US Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification code states that the Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design may prepare students to enter:
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Median program graduate debt from:
Classes for the Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design Program are facilitated through Bastyr University's Department of Botanical Medicine in the School of Naturopathic Medicine. See the full curriculum below.
Following are the learning objectives for students in the holistic landscape design program:
Before enrolling, students must:
To be prepared for the concepts covered in the Holistic Landscape Design program, coursework in the following areas is strongly advised: