Nursery Management

2.5 hours・10 lessons・English
A course for plant growers that provides the knowledge and advice needed to help people grow quality plants and increase their nursery's capacity and output.
Cost:  Free
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This course introduces plant growers to best practices for moving from a small nursery to growing at scale for a specific purpose. Topics include:

  • Greenhouse structure and purpose
  • Growing media
  • Pots
  • Irrigation
  • Hygiene
  • Record-keeping

You'll gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to plan and carry out nursery operations all the way from propagation to out-planting. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to start ramping your nursery output to support your reforestation projects.

Who this course is for

  • Forestry & restoration students
  • Forestry & restoration professionals
  • Land stewards who want to create and support a reforestation project
  • People with planting experience who want to raise their methods and protocols to a professional level for increased output

What you'll learn

  • Principles of growing healthy plants
  • Best practices for nursery management
  • Basic nursery equipment & protocols
  • How to set up and manage a plant nursery to support restoration projects


Course Lessons

Meet the Instructor

Jill Wagner
Forester, horticulturist, and land use specialist. Director of the Hawaiʻi Island Seed Bank. Founder of Future Forests Nursery.