Spring is definitely on its way and the cut flower class is showing us the ropes on spring planting. Our students have planted hyacinths, fuchsia, tulips and many more spring flowers for our greenhouses. This course is here to help the students develop the knowledge of cutting flowers and crops through commercial production, harvesting, marketing and scheduling. It is a great place to learn and grow the skills they will use in grower and wholesale companies in the future. It is a fun class full of color and plants, students love taking it every semester they can.
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.