|1. Description - |
|Course provides skills development and internship opportunities in Environmental Horticulture for the Winter season. This is an extension of classroom instruction covering topics such as woody tree & shrub pruning, drainage practices, winter plant protection, and rainwater harvesting. Offers students the opportunity through a combination of practical field experience, independent research, student internship, and industry related educational opportunities, to explore problems and required skills in the green industry.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- demonstrate an understanding of specific practices for implementing and maintaining Winter season landscapes.
- develop horticultural work skills under the guidance of a horticultural unit supervisor.
- demonstrate practical application of acquired skills in professional applications.
- explore green industry associations and industry contacts for employment opportunities.
- discuss diversity in the workplace.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Horticultural laboratory, greenhouse, nursery, and related horticultural facilities and equipment. Students provide pruning shears with sheath, work boots, leather gloves, and clothing for fieldwork. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Implementation and maintenance practices for Winter season landscapes
- Pruning (roses, woody shrubs, & trees)
- Fertilizer program initiation
- Winter weed management
- Rainwater harvesting practices
- Drainage & storm water management practices
- Plant protection practices for winter environments
- Horticultural skills development for the Winter season
- Development of a 12 week learning program geared to understanding Winter season landscapes
- Supervised horticultural practices
- Identification of horticultural problems and solutions typical of the Winter Season
- Group & student committee meetings
- Student / instructor meetings
- Professional application of skills
- Non-profit and professional internships
- Application of skills for residential landscapes
- Interaction with other green industry professionals in solving horticultural problems
- Green industry professional associations
- Interviews with potential employers
- Trade shows, seminars, and conferences.
- Professional association involvement and membership
- Visits to nurseries, construction projects, and other landscape sites.
- Workplace diversity
- Exploration of environmental horticulture as it pertains to the multi-cultural nature of urban and regional environments.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Completed contract for current quarter
- Work at horticulture facility (as documented in contract)
- Records of outside work and activities completed (as documented in contract)
- Final summary report and appurtenant documentation (submitted with completed contract) which demonstrates an understanding of the implementation and maintenance of Winter seasonal landscapes
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Sunset, Sunset Western Garden Book. Menlo Park, CA: Sunset Publishing Co, 2012. |
Garner, Jerry. Careers in Horticulture and Botany. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006 (optional).
|8. Disciplines - |
|Ornamental Horticulture |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
- Field work
- Independent study
- Community service
|10. Lab Content - |
- Horticulture facility maintenance
- Plant material maintenance
- Community service activities.
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Reading assignments will include reading approximately 10-20 pages per week from industry literature and texts. Supplemental reading will be provided in hand-out form or through reference to on-line resources.
- Lectures will address reading topics and experiences of instructor. Classroom discussion and demonstrations in support of lecture topics will be provided.
- Guest speakers from industry will provide supplemental lecture and demonstration.
- Writing assignments include:
- activity reports
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree and Certificate of Achievement in Environment Horticulture & Design. |