On March 13, 2015, a few Hort students and Brother Toll travelled down to Idaho Falls to attend a seed seminar, presented by Bill McDorman of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.
Our students that attended thought that the seminar would be about how to save seeds. But the focus was more on reasons why you should save seeds and why it's so import. They were able learn about the history of collecting your own seeds and creating your own heirloom seeds.
Here are a few more things that our students learned:
The highlight of the evening was before leaving Brother Toll bought gem corn seeds for our 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.