"The Certified Landscape Technician program is a national certification program through the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) with INLA as the administrator. The Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association, Idaho Irrigation & Equipment Association and College of Western Idaho are partners in bringing the exam to Idaho. INLA, IIEA and BSU are committed to enhancing the level of professionalism in the Green Industry...The CLT program is designed to elevate the professional standards, enhance individual performance and designate those who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the responsibilities of the job." (Taken from the Nov. - Dec. issue of The Taproot, a publication of the INLA)
Two of our alumni received their CLT certification in September of this year: Chris Goodwin, a 2008 graduate from our program and Justin Bell, a 2003 graduate. We would like to recognize and congratulate these wonderful alumni in furthering their education.
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.