Kelly Ballantyne Instructor
Grade level 11-12. May be taken 2 times with a grade of "C" or better to advance. AM and PM sessions offered
Why take this course?
- Cultivate your creativity by creating original floral designs
- Learn teamwork and customer service skills
- Participate in a commercial greenhouse enterprise
Horticulture provides training in the fields of landscaping, floriculture, turf, garden center, nursery and greenhouse operations, tree service work, and athletic field maintenance. Also included is plant identification, physiology, propagation and landscape design. Students will also be responsible for operating and maintaining a commercial greenhouse located on school grounds.
Fall semester students will explore various fields within horticulture, study and explore plant physiology, landscape design principles, landscape tools and equipment and floral design.
Spring semester students will study plant physiology and reactions to greenhouse environments in-depth, horticulture fields of personal interest and experiments, as well as research cultural requirements of crops grown in the school greenhouse.
Students also visit local sites to gain knowledge in area educational and employment opportunities.
Credits and Certifications
.5 Life Science
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