Students made and sampled food in the Edible Landscaping class this semester. In this course, students learn to develop the principles and practical applications for fruit and vegetables. They learn how to plant edible foods, prune and harvest, and how to store them properly. There is a prerequisite for this class, so it is not for everyone. But those who take it learn different recipes and skills that they can use for the rest of their lives! Part of the class is the eating of the food, the students are assigned a certain vegetable or fruit and they make dishes with it and share. It is lots of fun and sometimes there is a meal involved!
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.