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Growing Food 1: Fundamentals - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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If you are concerned about where your food comes from, what’s in it (or on it), or simply getting the best nutrition possible, growing your own healthy, nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables is the way to go. Learn essential applied permaculture and organic gardening techniques to optimize your garden for year-round enjoyment, use holistic solutions for plant health, harvest your own seeds, and more. Practical and hands-on projects, guided by experienced professional organic gardeners.

$795.00 CAD
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Ecological Plant Knowledge 1: Natives - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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This course provides an overview of plant and ecosystem relationships, through a brief review of ecosystem ecology, botany, and plant physiology as it relates to choosing and planting a variety of native plants.

The plant identification component emphasizes native landscape plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees which are commonly used in the ornamental landscape for the temperate and colder northern hemisphere.

$795.00 CAD
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Ecological Plant Knowledge 2: Ornamentals - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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Plants are a product of their native environment, having adapted to specific soil, water and climate conditions. These are complex relationships, and to create thriving landscapes we need understand the growing conditions in the plants' native range. Learn plant identification emphasizing ornamental landscape plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees, commonly used in the ornamental landscape of the temperate and cooler northern hemisphere. Weed identification and practices such as pruning will also be covered.

$795.00 CAD
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Organic Horticulture Specialist - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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Whether you are already a landscape professional, just beginning your education, or simply learning for personal enjoyment, in this course you’ll gain the knowledge you need to become a better gardener. You'll receive a thorough introduction to the science and practice of organic horticulture, facilitating a profound shift in ecological awareness. You’ll explore the concepts of landscape health management as opposed to pest management, as well as how to build a holistic decision making framework for creating and maintaining vibrantly healthy gardens and landscapes, including turf.

$795.00 CAD
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Organic Master Gardener - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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Be prepared for a major shift in paradigms! This is a gardening course, and so much more. Students have called it "life changing" - because once we truly understand the connection between soil health, plant health, human health and environmental health we look at the world with different eyes.

This is our core course. It's intense - challenging - inspiring, and taking the country by storm!

You will get the same comprehensive, professional curriculum as the Organic Horticulture Specialist course, but discussions will generally reflect the interests of a more mixed audience including home gardeners, budding farmers and landscape professionals. Depending on registrations, we may combine students from both courses to keep class sizes manageable!

$795.00 CAD
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Rainwater Harvesting and Management - ONLINE
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As an ancient, yet ever new practice, the harvesting and use of rainwater is fast becoming a major issue, not only in third-world countries, but also in more developed regions, and in particular, large urban centers. By using the concepts of rainwater management, and implementing key components of rainwater harvesting, professionals and trades practitioners will be able to design, create and manage quality systems in a sustainable and environmentally ethical manner.

$795.00 CAD
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Academic Writing and Critical Thinking - ONLINE
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This course is designed to help learners continue to hone their writing, research and critical thinking skills. Through a series of selected readings and assignments, learners will develop a working understanding of the writing process, the rhetorical principles of voice and purpose that guide what and how one writes, and the basics of assessing research and academic argument.

All assignments will be formatted and cited using APA conventions. Learners will receive on-going support on all assignments, including comments and guidance on revisions and drafts. Learn to work with team members to peer review assignments.

This course is instructed by various RRU associate faculty.

$595.00 CAD
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Managerial Accounting Fundamentals - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
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This four-week online course introduces students to the fundamental principles of managerial accounting. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand the basic principles of managerial accounting, relevant costs and their use in decision-making, the applicability of cost allocations, budgets, and benchmark plans.

Managerial Accounting Fundamentals also serves as preparation for applicants of RRU's Graduate and Undergraduate programs.

$295.00 CAD
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Writing for Business: Level 1 - ONLINE
Asynchronous Online
Instructors: Fiona Prince

Strong writing skills lead to smoother communications, fewer misunderstandings, and increased productivity. This four-week online course is designed to teach you plain language principles and techniques that will help make your written communications easy to read and understand. Both formats (asynchronous or synchronous) will help you develop confidence in your writing for all business and personal communications

$695.00 CAD
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Mindful Resilience in the Workplace: Making...
Asynch and Synch Online
Instructors: Terri Duguay

We don’t have control over most change, but we do have control over how we respond to it. The key to this response is resilience – and the good news is that it can be developed. In this interactive and experiential four-week online course, you will learn practical techniques for strengthening resilience, including the use of mindfulness practices which has been proven to be one of the most effective techniques.

$795.00 CAD
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