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Humber College Programs

Humber College students from a variety of programs have the opportunity to make use of the Humber Arboretum's outdoor learning spaces, living labs, horticultural and arboreal collections, and the expertise of its staff. Here are some of the Humber College courses and programs with ties to the Arboretum:

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Applied Technology

Learn what the Humber Arboretum offers students studying landscaping, horticulture, arboriculture, and sustainable building technology. The Arboretum serves as a learning space for plant studies and identification, landscape and construction projects, and learning hands-on skills, while the Centre for Urban Ecology serves as a showcase of sustainable design. 

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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Humber's ECE diploma prepares students to work with children and their families in a program that's responsive and inclusive. Nature and outdoor education components involve hands-on learning in the Arboretum's outdoor learning spaces.



Students from Humber's Culinary Skills Certificate and Culinary Management diploma program gain hands-on experience identifying, harvesting, and cooking with herbs, edible flowers, and produce from Humber College's greenhouses and the Humber Arboretum's food garden. They also harvest anad prepare foods made with maple syrup from the Arboretum's sugar bush and honey from the Arboretum's apiary (beehives).