We have been featured in the Scroll once again. This time, it is a 2-page spread of photos from activities within the department encompassing each emphasis. Some of the Horticulture students are featured in a few pictures as well. This is a great opportunity for good PR getting out to the students about the department. Hopefully, students will realize what a great, dynamic major Horticulture is and some will join us. Pick up a Scroll today to see the pictures inside on pages 18 and 19.
Kirby Heyborne and Corbin Allred visited the Plant Shop while here on campus for their Comedy Improv Show which also featured Lincoln Hoppe and Kelly Lohman.
The Interiorscaping class (HORT 325) learns not only interior plant identification, care and design, but also how to commercially decorate Christmas trees. This explains the festive trees throughout the Benson building.
Locations of the trees:
Outside the Fishbowl
In the back of room 160
Outside room 281
This Saturday, May 29th, will be our first annual Apple Blossom Festival. This event was planned just in time for the orchard trees to really be blossoming. It will be a lot of fun. Many activities for all ages are planned as you can see on the poster below. Come and celebrate the beginning of spring with us from 12-2 pm.
This week the Scroll is having a photo contest. They have printed 20 pictures that show areas of the campus you might not see every day. The contest is to identify each of the areas and then turn in the completed puzzle to the I –Comm department. The exciting thing is that two of the pictures should not be new to Horticulture students! Grab and Scroll and fill in the blanks and you may be the prize winner!
Farmers Markets in Rexburg and Idaho Falls are in full swing. A few students taking Practicum this semester will be at each of the farmers markets throughout the season selling plants to the public. Farmers markets have an exciting atmosphere with many local vendors selling homemade and/or homegrown products.
Idaho Falls Markets
Saturdays until October 30 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - Near the river
Saturdays until October 30 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - On Hitt Rd. just in front of Best Buy (BYU-Idaho Horticulture is not a vendor at this market)
Idaho Falls Market website
Ammon Market website
Fridays until October 15 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Located in Purrington Plaza, between Taco Bell and the Tabernacle
Rexburg Market website
Our students were featured on the Rexburg Market website this week in their weekly photos (see below).
The Department will be ordering more Horticulture T-shirts for students, faculty, seminar speakers and visitors. If you want to order a t-shirt or two, get your order into me by Friday May 28th! The shirts will cost $8.00 and we will charge it to your school account through your I-number. They are unisex t-shirts. They will look like this below, printed on the front. I'm sure you have seen them around. We will be wearing them on field trips, at industry meetings, and throughout campus and Rexburg and surrounding areas for more publicity for the department. Please fill out this form below to order your shirt.
Starting May 7th, the Horticulture department will be selling tomato plants for $3 a gallon. There are over 100 plus different varieties to choose from with many rare and heirlooms varieties but plus the basics. The plants were grown by the Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetable class, Hort 470. Hanging baskets are also available for $25 each--and just in time for Mother's Day! You can buy the tomatoes in Benson room 275 from 9 am - 5 pm.
The Horticulture Department was featured in the Scroll again this week. We are really excited about all this publicity, especially before the orchard is even in bloom. Hopefully this article will get students, faculty and the community excited and waiting for the apples to be ripe for the picking. Pick up a Scroll at the nearest magazine rack or read the article below. Student Michael Reed and professor Daniel Dewey were quoted.
Mother's Day is this Sunday and Flowers at the Falls in Idaho Falls needs some help designing flowers for Mother's Day (evenings this week as well as this weekend). Please contact Greg Huff if you are interested.
Phone: 208-403-4705 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.