Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Jonathan Bakker
ESRM 412
Seattle Campus

Native Plant Production

Advanced plant propagation techniques, emphasizing native plants, propagation for restoration projects, and unique problems associated with providing appropriate plant material for restoration or conservation purposes. Emphasizes greenhouse and fieldwork, and includes lectures, field trips, and a class project. Recommended: ESRM 411, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Advanced plant propagation techniques, emphasizing native plants, propagation for restoration projects, and unique problems associated with providing appropriate plant material for restoration or conservation purposes. Emphasizes greenhouse and fieldwork, and includes lectures, field trips, and a class project. Recommended: ESRM 411, which may be taken concurrently.

Student learning goals

1) Students will develop skills necessary to set up and operate a low-cost native plant production system. Nursery and greenhouse skills and techniques will be discussed and practiced.

2) Students will become familiar with information resources about native plant propagation.

General method of instruction

This course will be extensively field-based. Our general schedule will be to begin each class period with a short lecture and then spend the rest of the class period in the greenhouse or nursery. There is also a required field trip from 12 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, May 25.

Recommended preparation

Recommended: ESRM 411, which may be taken concurrently.

Class assignments and grading

Participation in class activities and field trip, preparation of research papers and propagation protocols, final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Jonathan Bakker
Date: 02/17/2011