Description: An appreciation for the landscape from large to small will be discussed. Large players in landscape percep- tions world-wide will be explored as well as the ways in which people historically have interacted with the landscape.
Description: Identification, characteristics and uses of woody ornamentals, including deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, as well as ground covers and vines. Selection of plant materials for selected sites included.
Description: Hands on introductory course covering the scientific principles of the various types of plant propagation. Activities involve practical application of scientific principles and all students will be required to complete projects.
Description: Identification, characteristics and cultural requirements of greenhouse foliage plants, flowering plants, annuals, perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and outdoor ferns. Flowerbed design principles and interior plantscaping concepts discussed and practiced.
Description: (Pre req: approval by DivisionChair) The internship provides job experience in your field of study at and approved work location. Offical agreements are enterd into between the studetn, employer, and the college. The internship must last a minimum of 8 weeks averaging at least 40 hours per week (NOTE: students must honor length agreed upon by employer). A written journal of daily work activities plus a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation are required upon returning from internship. Students must submit a list of learning objectives prior to the internship and include discussion of these within their presentation. The student and employee will also complete a survey at the conclusion of the internship.
Description: A detailed discussion and practice of the maintenance tasks of trees, shrubs, ground covers, turf, roses, annual and perennial flowers as well as other seasonal management practices.
Description: Covers principles of both greenhouse and nursery production and management as well as industry standards. Includes types of greenhouse structures, glazing materials, heating, cooling, and watering systems, cropping systems, soil media, fertilization, greenhouse environmental control systems, pest control, production schedules, crop handling, nursery stock care, garden center management, marketing, and laws. The commericial production of major bedding plant crops and nursery stock shall be promoted.
Description: An advanced production class focused on new and innovative ways to produce traditional horticulture crops. This course will look at existing methods of creative production and the challenges each of these may encounter. A focus wil also be made on understanding how production demand follows cultural needs. The combination of the high tunnel, traditional field production, and many case studies wil be used.
Description: An advanced course displaying production from farm to market. Business and entrepreneurial skills as well as production and marketing techniques will be learned. A Farmer's Market will be an active portion of this course and actual products will be sold.