Hard work is what the HORT 252 Construction class is all about. Bro. John starts by envisioning a new creation in the Thomas E. Ricks Gardens. Next he puts his design on paper and brings it to the class to get them excited. Three months isn’t typically enough time to do a project, so each project is split in between two semesters. The first class starts a project and the second class will finish it. This class provides practical knowledge for designing and building landscapes, and brings a beautiful addition to the campus and gardens. Each student learns the basics of common equipment used in the industry, while also learning different materials and how to create with them. Students keep a journal were they keep pictures of everything they do along with product names description and even pricing. This project is a great start to their portfolio as Design/Build/Maintain students.
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.