Coastal Bend College Introduces Online Course: Start Your Own Edible Garden

Coastal Bend College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. Coastal Bend College has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Start Your Own Edible Garden.”

Participants in this course will discover how to save money and become more self-sufficient by growing a bounty of fruit and vegetables in their own backyards. They will learn how to prepare their soil, select the right plants, protect against pests and diseases, and water and fertilize correctly so their gardens will keep growing strong all season.


This course is part of Coastal Bend College’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Other courses available through ed2go follow.

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Jump into the world of nature photography! In this course, you’ll master taking beautiful outdoor photos of everything from landscapes to specific nature items such as water, flowers, trees, animals, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn all about digital camera equipment, telephoto photography, and even macro photography. With plenty of examples and opportunities to share your work, you’ll be shooting breathtaking photos in no time!

Assisting Aging Parents

Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. You’ll learn to handle most of the challenges you will face while coming to appreciate and cherish the privilege of the journey.

To learn more, call Coastal Bend College at (361) 362-2633 or go to www.coastalbend.edu/ce for more information.

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