The idea for the Humber Arboretum began with landscaping and horticultural students looking for a place to practice their skills. This tradition continues with a variety of programs in Humber's Department of Applied Technology using the Arb for everyday learning along with large student projects such as the bedrock outdoor classroom, The Garden of the Rising Moon, rain gardens, a solar shed, and the Tranquility Garden.
Focusing on principles of sustainability, this diploma program teaches landscape design, site construction, horticulture, grounds maintenance, and related technologies.
Humber's intensive Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship program stresses practical skills through applied study, which includes ample time spent in the greenhouses and the Humber Arboretum.
This certificate program offers an introduction to the arborist trade, teaching students how to work safely while keeping trees healthy. The arboretum's extensive collection of native and ornamental trees can really help polish tree ID skills.
For those already employed in the tree care industry, this apprenticeship focuses on the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees in urban settings. Twelve-week basic and advanced sessions are offered.
This diploma program helps develop the skills needed to manage projects in the green economy, with knowledge of energy efficiency, green building practices, renewable energy sources, and sustainable community development. Students have access to the LEED Gold Certified Centre for Urban Ecology, as an example of sustainable design in practice.