Dec. 7, 2011
"Start Your Own Edible Garden" is the name of a new online course at Shawnee State University. The university has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, non-credit online courses.
Shawnee State has partnered with Education To Go and offers more than 200 online, instructor-led courses.
Participants in this course will discover how to save money and become more self-sufficient by growing a bounty of fruit and vegetables in their own backyards. Students will learn how to prepare the soil, select the right plants, protect against pests and diseases, and water and fertilize correctly so the gardens will keep growing strong all season.
This course is part of Shawnee State University's growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience.
Students have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.
New sessions for each course run every month. The courses last six weeks, with two new lessons released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments.
A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course, pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions.
To learn more, call Shawnee State University at (740) 351-3274 or visit online at http://outreach.shawnee.edu.