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"Top 10" Garden Apps


Course Code: AH0205WA20

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Last Held: May 21, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Please join the online course at 12:45pm EST (15 minutes before the start time).

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Whether or not you were born with a green thumb and an eye for landscaping, today's technology can be a digital helping hand for all your garden needs. Do you need a reminder to water your tomatoes? Would you like help determining the pH of your soil? Is there an odd shrub in your yard that you can't identify? You are in luck because there is an app for that!

In this one-hour Home Gardeners School @Home Edition online course, Kenneth M. Karamichael, Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University, will demonstrate the latest tech tools for the home gardener. A monthly columnist covering Lifelong Learning in the Gardener News, Ken has decades of experience working in continuing education.

There are countless horticulture applications on the world wide web and you could spend hours searching the internet for help and advice that may or may not be accurate, but Ken has done the leg work for you. He has researched and put together a list of Ken's "top ten" garden apps to explore this spring and summer. Ken will give a description of what each application provides. He will detail the difference between the free and the paid versions and offer tips on how to utilize technology to advance your lifelong learning. Whether you need help identifying plants, designing your garden/containers, or troubleshooting common issues, the tools you need are right at your fingertips.

Join us for a virtual tour of innovative digital gardening tools and leave with a comprehensive list of apps that will help you make the most of your garden so you can grow beautiful flowers and nutritious fruits and vegetables this season and for years to come.

Note: Ken will present his "top ten" apps and share many other helpful applications within the digital resource packet provided to each student.

Meet the Instructor

Photo of Kenneth Karamichael, Top 10 Garden Apps online course instructor.Kenneth Karamichael

Kenneth M. Karamichael has decades of experience working in continuing education and is a monthly columnist for Gardener News, an agricultural, gardening, landscaping, and nursery publication.

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course (It's Easier Than You Think)

Don't worry, taking an online course is more user-friendly than ever. Once you've registered, you will receive a link via email 48 hours before the start of the course. Simply click that link and follow the prompts to allow WebEx on your computer, tablet, or iPhone. No microphones or webcams are necessary. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you will have the option to dial in using a regular telephone to hear the course audio while viewing the course visuals on your device.

New to online learning? No problem! We will be sending out a document with helpful how-to tips for using WebEx to all registrants a few days before the course. Plus, join the class a few minutes early at 12:45pm EST to get comfortable with the platform and see how you can utilize the chat feature to ask questions throughout the course.

Program Coordinator Olga Welsh will be moderating the class and she will be able to assist participants, answer questions, and troubleshoot in case you experience any issues.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.

We're Here to Help!

Please feel free to reach out to Olga Welsh, program coordinator for this class, at any time with questions! We want to make this a fun, informative, and interactive experience for all participants and are eager to help you in any way we can.

Email: ow31@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-7315


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