The course fee includes access to the online course and registration materials, which will be mailed to the address you provide during registration. All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a ‘Carolina Yard’ course completion certificate. Participants who complete the required number of activities will also receive a certificate recognizing their yard as an official “Carolina Yard.”
The course is organized into 5 modules, which will cover 12 topics as outlined by the Carolina Yards program. The topics include soil, compost, mulch, landscape design, plant selection, irrigation, water conservation and wildlife. Each module will include activities, instruction, online discussion forums, handy resources and guides, and relevant readings to help you complete the yard activities and achieve yard certification. There are two parts to the course: the online, computer portion and the outdoors, yard activity portion, all which can be done at your own home.
A new module will be released each week and will remain accessible for the remainder of the course allowing you to set your own schedule. The online portion of each module may take 1-4 hours to complete, depending on your pace and personal interest in each topic. The time it will take you to complete the yard activities will vary depending on which activities and how many you choose to complete. For example, the time it may take you to install a rain barrel will vary from the time it may take to identify native plants in your yard or to create a compost pile.
NOTE: If you do not have regular computer access, do not have reliable high-speed Internet service, and do not have reasonable computer skills, please do not register for this training. We do not provide computer support to participants. Registration for this online course is not transferable to another person, or another course or training. Failure on your part to keep up with the online program in which you enrolled does not grand you any rights to future access or future course. This course is not for college or continuing education credit.
Registration for this online course is non-refundable. Registration is also not transferable to another person, to another online course, nor to an in-person class or workshop offered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Failure on your part to keep up with the online program in which you enrolled does not grant you any rights to future access or future courses. No refunds will be granted. This course is not for college or continuing education credit. Please do not register for this course if you do not have regular computer and Internet access.