Landscapes and Gardens

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Instructor:

Kathy Tarpo

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Landscapes & Gardens

Landscapes & Gardens

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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 system 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

Farm to Table Cooking

General Greenhouse Operations

Agritainment

Workforce Readiness

Sustainable Agriculture/Vegetable Production

Soil and Nutrients


National Standards:

Plant Systems Pathway CIP 01.0601 Applied Horticulture uses NCAE Plant Systems


Certification:

Master Gardener

 

Suggested Integrated Academic Credits:

Career Prep

Science


Prerequisites:

Academic:

Ability to read and write effectively to complete assignments.

Ability to use and perform basic arithmetic skills including: addition, subtraction and multiplication.

Effective verbal and written communication to support collaborative professional relationships with colleagues. 

Technical:

Ability to use digital technology effectively to complete assignments.

Commitment to safe behavior on grounds.

Ability to communicate and work cooperatively and professionally with customers and coworkers.

Ability to follow multi-step written and verbal instructions with limited supervision while maintaining safety and quality of work.

Ability to use gross and fine motor skills for hands-on, project-based work.

Ability to use and care for tools effectively.

Ability to use a calculator to perform basic math functions.

Ability to work around insects.

Be prepared for year-round, all-weather work.