Bastyr University

Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design


14500 Juanita Drive Northeast

Kenmore, WA 98028

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Holistic Landscape Design

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

The Heart and "How to" of Permaculture

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:

    Understand techniques for the sustainable cultivation of food and medicinal plants
    Apply sustainable landscape measures creatively, designing for biodiversity, therapeutic utility and aesthetics
    Know the importance and elements of soil science and how to use this knowledge in horticultural methods

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.

Program Features

    Convenient 12-month evening and weekend course schedule, beginning in the fall quarter.
    A unique focus on the therapeutic value of a medicinal and edible landscapes.
    The University's wooded 51-acre campus, which includes the Bastyr Medicinal Herb Garden and a LEED-certified Student Village and which provides excellent spaces for hands-on training in landscape design, implementation and maintenance.
    The Bastyr library offering a rich source of medicinal and edible plant information, including cultivation and landscaping resources.
    Experienced faculty comprised of holistic landscape design instructors, biodynamic agriculture professionals, organic garden and greenhouse managers, arborists, herbalists, carpenters, agroforesters, and ethnobotanists.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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