The program is divided into two basic units, classroom instruction and applied learning (hands on).
The foundation of landscaping and horticulture is found in science. Classroom instruction will focus on greenhouse production, plant science, integrated pest management, landscaping principles, vegetables, fruit production, and aquaculture. All instruction focuses on students being able to apply their knowledge outside of the classroom, and apply their knowledge in practical experiences.
Applied Learning (Hands On)
The applied learning section of program allows students to actively grow a variety of plants, design and install landscape plans, and participate in numerous hands on activities. We operate two greenhouses, raise tilapia and salad greens in an 800 gallon aquaculture system, and beautify the landscape in the local community. Students have the opportunity to operate a tractor with mini-back hoe, lawn mowers, string trimmers, and a wide variety of hand tools. They also practice landscape and floral design, create holiday wreathes, and develop sales and marketing skills by selling plants and produce from our greenhouses. While engaged in the applied learning portion of class students are actively working outdoors or in greenhouse environments. Therefore, students are required to have appropriate clothing every day. Work boots are highly recommended and clothing suitable for outdoor work on a daily basis is expected. Students have a locker to leave boots, rain gear, sunscreen, or work clothes for their daily use.
“Landscaping and Horticulture program supported in part with donations from Johnny’s Selected Seeds”. www.johnnyseeds.com