Growing Plants for Profit


Overview: Grow a profitable business in the greenhouse and landscape industry. Learn how to effectively grow healthy plants while implementing sound business practices. About the Certificate: The Growing Plants for Profit Certificate consists of six required online courses. You will learn how to select, grow and harvest healthy plants that meet marketplace expectations and demand. Expert instructors will guide you through the specifics of greenhouse and nursery production, plant identification techniques, and the complexities of running a successful business. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Define and apply best practices of horticultural science for greenhouse growing and nursery production
  • Identify and choose plant materials that will have a desired impact on the landscape
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding horticultural growing practices to ensure plant growing is both productive and financially beneficial
  • Identify and supply desired plant material to landscape clients
  • Analyze and critique greenhouse and nursery facilities that offer the best growing conditions and returns on investment
  • Minimum Required: 6 Course(s) 3100007 Nursery Production 3100014 Business Management Principles 3100015 Commercial Greenhouse Crop Production 3100016 Plant Propagation 3100024 Greenhouse Management 3101001 Plant Identification Careers:
  • Greenhouse or nursery production and management
  • Sales and marketing (retail and wholesale)
  • Note: Check with the institution regarding start/ end dates, prices, and delivery method. These may vary according to the program, section, and/or semester.


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    • Institution: University of Guelph
    • Program type: Certificate
    • Language: English
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    • Attendance: Part Time
    • Delivery: Online Anytime

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