Intro to Plant Science and Greenhouse - 9003

Grade: 10, 11 — Credits: 1

Do you like plants and flowers? If so, this course will give you the opportunity to learn about horticulture. Horticulture includes the growing, designing and selling of ornamental plants. You will learn about the four major areas of horticulture: floral design, landscaping, greenhouse plant production and fruit/vegetable gardening. Students will learn the principles of plants science, soil science and pest identification. Students will make a flower arrangement, grow and maintain tropical and flowering plants in a greenhouse, create a basic landscape design and maintain landscape plants such as trees, shrubs, lawns and flowers. Students will also plan and start a vegetable garden. Students should be free from plant allergies since work will be done with a variety of plant materials outside when designing and in the greenhouse. Additional opportunities will be available by participating in FFA.

Prerequisites: Suggested Exploring Agriculture Science
Related: Floral and Plant Design, Greenhouse Plants, Landscaping, or any other agriculture class
Dual Credit: No
Articulated Credit: No