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Landscapes and Gardens

Instructor:
Kathy Tarpo

Email:
tarpok@portlandschools.org

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Landscapes & Gardens


Landscapes & Gardens


Landscapes & Gardens


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Program Description:
This exciting program provides students the opportunity to work in PATHS largest classroom – 40 acres.  Students get to experience retail and wholesale marketing techniques through the management of our 3,000 sq. ft. greenhouse.  Students will work in our display beds, gardens, and the extensive grounds of our campus. Students will learn about practical greenhouse, landscape, and garden techniques in a supported environment. Students will work on individual and group projects. Curriculum is delivered via GoogleClassroom and Quizlet Vocabulary.


Curriculum:
Garden preparation/design
Sales & marketing
Aquaponics/ hydroponics
Pruning
Floral design
Plant identification/maintenance
Integrated pest management
Farm to table cooking
General greenhouse operations
Agritainment
Workforce readiness
Sustainable agriculture/vegetable production
Soil and nutrients

 

Career Opportunities:
Nursery/greenhouse worker
Garden center employee
Landscape design
Landscape/lawn care technician
Gardening crew member
Groundsman
Hydroponic greenhouse worker
Agricultural worker
Horticulture therapy
Agricultural/Outdoor education


Requirements:
Sturdy closed toe shoes (water resistant is best)
Proper clothing for both indoor and year-round outdoor work