Intro to Plant Science and Greenhouse – 9003

Grade Level: 10, 11 Credit: 1 Type: Practical Art 

School: BHS, CACC, HHS

Do you like plants and flowers? If so, this course will give you an overview of horticulture. Horticulture includes the growing, designing and selling of ornamental plants. Learn about the four significant areas of horticulture: floral design, landscaping, greenhouse plant production and fruit or vegetable gardening. Students will learn the principles of plant 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. Every student will have an opportunity to advance personal and professional skills through participation in FFA.

Suggested prerequisite: Exploring Agriculture Science

Related: Floral and Plant Design, Greenhouse Production, Landscaping or any other agriculture class