A group of students traveled to the City of Roses to participate in creating the floats for the annual rose parade.
Here's what Jadice Rhead had to say:
I am so grateful for the amazing opportunity I had to design floats for the Portland Rose Festival Parade this past week. For approximately 14 hours a day, we designed flower arrangements for six of the fifteen floats, and assisted where needed on four more. At first it was intimidating to create such large pieces. The five of us had to communicate with one another in order to match our designs on each float. Although this was challenging at times, we quickly got the hang of it and designed some pretty fun arrangements!
Read an article about the event here.
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.