Landscapes and Gardens

Description:

The Landscapes and Gardens program is designed to expose students to the varied jobs in the “Green Industry”, including landscaping, greenhouse productions, aquaponic and outdoor vegetable and fruit production, floral trades, and retail sales. The learning environment includes a 3,000 square foot greenhouse, as well as a 40 acre campus. Students will work with display beds, gardens, orchards, aquaponics systems and the extensive grounds of our campus. Practical greenhouse, landscape, and garden techniques are taught in a collaborative environment. Students who complete the program can further their education or enter into the workforce as a nursery/greenhouse worker, sustainable agricultural worker, gardening crew member and more.


Curriculum:

Garden Preparation/Design

Sales and Marketing

Aquaponics/ Hydroponics

Pruning

Floral Design

Plant Identification/Maintenance

Integrated Pest Management

General Greenhouse Operations

Agritainment

Workplace Readiness

Sustainable Agriculture/Vegetable Production

Soil and Nutrients

Maple Production


National Standards:

Plant Systems Pathway CIP 01.0601 Applied Horticulture uses NCAE Plant Systems


Suggested Integrated Academic Credits:

Career Prep

Science


Is This Program A Fit?

I enjoy...

‣ Creating and maintaining landscape installations

‣ Growing plants and learning about natural food production

‣ Working outside on my feet

‣ Working with dirt and soil

I am able to...

‣ Communicate- work cooperatively and professionally with customers and coworkers

‣ Use Gross and Fine Motor Skills- for hands-on work, including but not limited to mulching and maintaining garden beds

‣ Work Independently- follow multi-step written and verbal instructions while maintaining safety and quality of work

I am comfortable with...

‣ Science- greenhouse productions, aquaponic and outdoor food production

‣ Writing- ability to effectively complete daily assignments