Native Plants of South Florida Free Online Course 2.0

12 Mar

Open to Anyone,  Starting 4/1,  Register now

By John Bradford and George Rogers (bios and creds on class web site)

16 Weekly Lessons April 1 – mid July 2017

Class web site      Read lesson 1 before you register.

Successful participants receive a certificate (not college credit) from the PBSC Horticulture Dept.

The facts:

Registration deadline:  March 26 midnight or whenever class fills at 12 registrants.

This ungraded class is for learning and fun.   Yet is serious adult education taught at the level of a college course.  Please do not waste a spot if you are not serious about compliance with instructions or completion.

All participants begin the same week in early April and end roughly 16 weeks later, working at essentially the same pace, allowing for reasonable contingencies.  We regard three missed weekly deadlines as the limit.

We reserve the right to discontinue anyone for any reason (not keeping up, offensive behavior, not owning the book, not following instructions).

Maximum enrollment = 12.  Minimum = 7.  A pair of persons working together can be a single registration.

First come first served.  Register by e-mailing with name, phone, and e-mail address.  You will receive a confirmation.    At that point order the book as noted below.   We may require proof of book ownership.

The class is centered in PB and Martin counties.

The class entails:

Reading lesson 1 BEFORE registering.

Studying 16 on-line lessons over 16 weeks.

Taking about 6 field trips (more if you wish) on your own with a companion of your choice to examples of habitat types (an extensive list is provided).

A weekly quiz and two computer-graded on-line exams.  The class is not graded, but the feedback is useful to you and to us.

A series of photo collections you submit for instructor feedback.

One guided field trip with John and George at the Kiplinger Natural Area in Stuart. (If unable to attend you may still take the class.)

Purchase our field guide at Use their search function to find Guide to the Native Plants of Florida’s Treasure Coast.   Buy any version of it, including the inexpensive e-book.    The revenue supports our native grasses web site


Posted by on March 12, 2017 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Native Plants of South Florida Free Online Course 2.0

  1. theshrubqueen

    March 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Highly recommended!

  2. Jennifer Hunt

    March 14, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Is it possible to complete the field trip assignments in the Central Florida area?

    • George Rogers

      March 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Jennifer, honestly I don’t think that would work well…flora too different

  3. cyndilenz

    March 14, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Is this still going on?

    • George Rogers

      March 14, 2018 at 9:18 am

      The course is in progress, about in the middle.


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