It has been much cooler for much longer this year which means that our growing season is even shorter. The grounds crew needed help getting all the flowers planted in the Thomas E. Ricks gardens this year so a couple horticulture classes pitched in and helped to plant. The gardens look so great and colorful every year. It is definitely a hot spot on campus for all types of people: students, faculty and community members. These photos are of Bro. Nelson's Pest Control class (HORT 412).
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.