Every year during the spring and summer months the Applied Plant Science department tries to give students the chance to have real life sale experience. One of the ways is by having booths in the farmers markets in the area. At the farmers markets we try and have a variety of different plants and produce as well as the plants from our promotional sales at the Plant Shop. This week we will have lots of air plants for our “Breath of Fresh Air” promotion. We will have tomatoes, cucumbers, hanging baskets, tomato plants, flowers, succulents, herbs and a variety of house plants available for anyone to purchase. Check out what other vendors have at the markets by reading the Rexburg and Idaho Falls blogs.
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.