Intro to Plant Science and Greenhouse – 9003

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. Learn about the four major areas of horticulture: floral design, landscaping, greenhouse plant production and fruit/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 since work will be done with a variety of plant materials outside when designing and in the greenhouse. Participation in FFA will provide additional opportunities.

Grades and Credits

Grades: 10, 11 — Credits: 1 — Type: Practical Art

Related Courses

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

Prerequisites

Suggested prerequisite: Exploring Agriculture Science