To provide students with an understanding of fundamental horticultural
principles and concepts.
To evoke an interest in horticultural science and the occupational
opportunities in the field.
To provide opportunities for the development of critical and creative
Classification of Plants
Plant Physiology and Anatomy
Cultural Requirements of plants
Plant Growth and Development
Horticultural Crop Management
Landscape Design and Application
Careers in Agriculture
Materials and Responsibilities:
Binder or filler notebook for your notes and other loose leaf papers.
Must be one that allows you to add or remove paper from.
Using dividers, section off your notebook as follows:
Section 1: Mandatory handouts-syllabus, roster, and school material.
Section2: Class/home work
Section3: Laboratory handouts
Section4: Quizzes and test
Black, blue, or any dark colored ink pen for things to be handed in for
No neon colored pens or ones that write like highlighters
Red is my choice
Conserve or pay
You will be given printed material to work on or with, do not loose them. A
small fee will be assessed if a replacement is needed ($0.10/sheet).
Listen to the instructor and each other; RESPECT ONE ANOTHER.
The work given can be fun and can go much quicker if we all pull
Emphasis will be placed on listening, note taking, on-hands,
cooperative learning, creative thinking and verbalizing of thoughts.
Your grades for the course will be determined by percent distribution.
The categories and the weight it carries are as follows:
Tests > 35% / 30%
Quizzers> 8% / 5%
Laboratory> 30% / 25%
Special Projects> 20%/ 20%
Class/Home work> 7% / 5%
Notebook (semester grade) > 15%
binder- All assignments will be kept in a binder by my desk. If you have a
legal absence on a day work was given, and then you can use the binder to find
out what the assignment was. I will accept excuse absence work two days after
you have return to class.
exercises are an integral part of any science course. Some labs in this class
may take a day or maybe long-term assignments. Student's diligence with lab
work may greatly determine the student final grade. Lab works for this class
consists of in - class, field work and/or at home maintenance of plant
projects. Lab work may take the form of drawings, propagation, field
preparations, planting, or outdoor/indoor maintenance of planted materials.
this is an agricultural course you should anticipate messy, dirty workdays.
Suggested work attire would include gloves, shoes/rubber boots, clothes and
hats. Things you would not mind getting dirty while you work.
are major individual lab projects that will be given to you during time of the
course. Each would cost you some money. To help defray the cost I have made
arrangements with nursery businesses around the island for educational