Floral Portfolio, (Hort339R), Floral Portfolio is a course to help students develop a personal portfolio of their floral design skills. Students are taught to evaluate their skills, document them with digital photography, and present them to potential employers. Part of the tasks for the class is creating for customers to inquire about events and arrangements. On their website which includes contact information, resumes, and sample arrangements. These sample arrangements are part of the "digital photography" portion of the class. Students practice design principles for their portfolio so that clients can see the quality and skill that goes into making their own arrangement. Students learn how to critique their own as well as other designs by their peers. This betters their own skills so they can understand what works and what doesn't work in a bouquet. Another portion of the class id to develop consulting skills in order to better themselves in a business aspect. Consulting is a very big part when it comes to the services in the horticulture industry. By understanding what the customer is expecting, the end product is perfected.
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.