Professor Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D.

Professor Linda Chalker-Scott
  • Washington State University
  • Oregon State University
What we do have is a young and growing body of science-based information that can help us create and maintain sustainable gardens and landscapes. I'm excited to share the information with you throughout this course.

Linda Chalker-Scott is an Extension Specialist in Urban Horticulture and an Associate Professor of Horticulture at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University, focusing on environmental stress physiology of woody plants. She has worked at Buffalo State College and at the University of Washington, where she remains an affiliate faculty member. In addition to her academic credentials, she serves as a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture and a Consulting Arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

Dr. Chalker-Scott has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and written numerous science-based books for gardeners and landscape professionals. These include the award-winning The Informed Gardener; The Informed Gardener Blooms Again; and How Plants Work: The Science behind the Amazing Things Plants Do, which won awards from the American Horticultural Society and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

As an Extension Specialist, Dr. Chalker-Scott has an educational outreach program that includes homeowners, Master Gardeners, landscape professionals, restoration ecologists, and landscape architects. Since 2004, she has delivered more than 400 seminars, reaching more than 25,000 attendees. Dr. Chalker-Scott is also one of the founding Garden Professors, a group of university faculty who provide science-based information for gardeners through blogs and social media.

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  1. The Science of Gardening

    The Science of Gardening

    Linda Chalker-Scott
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    When scientists examine home gardens and landscapes, one fact stands out: The leading cause of landscape failure is not disease and it’s not pests—it’s our own gardening practices. The Science of Gardening will help you create a beautiful and sustainable home garden guided by the newest information from applied plant physiology, biology, soils science, climatology, hydrology, chemistry, and ecology. From now...
  2. (Set) The Science of Gardening & How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive Set

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover your hidden green thumb with this insightful two-course set on gardening. An award-winning horticulturist shows how science-based gardening can help you grow the landscape of your dreams in The Science of Gardening. Then, with your newfound knowledge, discover how to work with some of the more difficult landscaping components with How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive.
  3. (Set) The Science of Gardening & How to Grow Anything Set

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & How to Grow Anything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Discover how gardens are more than just pretty flowers with this surprising two-course set. An award-winning horticulturist shows how science-based gardening can help you grow the landscape of your dreams in The Science of Gardening. Then, with your newfound knowledge, discover how to make your garden work for you with How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone.
  4. (Set) The Science of Gardening & How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips and Techniques & How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape in 6 Lessons Set

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips and Techniques & How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape in 6 Lessons

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $424.85 Starting at $424.85 $469.85 $424.85$469.85
    If you’ve dreamed of cultivating a garden, this three-course set is for you, no matter what sort of space you have. An award-winning horticulturist guides you to develop a science-based, sustainable, and vibrant home landscape in The Science of Gardening. Then, discover how to create the garden of your dreams even if you don’t have wide open spaces with How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips and...
  5. (Set) The Science of Gardening & Plant Science Set

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & Plant Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Get to the root of plant life with this science-based set of courses. An award-winning horticulturist guides you to develop a science-based, sustainable, and vibrant home landscape in The Science of Gardening. Then, discover the overwhelming variety of plant life—from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth in Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany.
  6. (Set) The Science of Gardening & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take your hobbies to the next level with this two-course set. Start by developing a science-based, sustainable, and vibrant home landscape with The Science of Gardening. Then, build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals with The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking.