Landscape/Horticulture Technology

Student Field Trip Focuses on Careers, Sustainability

Fourteen members of Penn College's Horticulture Club, along with faculty adviser Carl J. Bower Jr., made an April 17 visit to Longwood Gardens and a private residential site belonging to landscape architect Margot Taylor, both in Kennett Square.

Kennett Square

The Taylor property is the first residential site in Pennsylvania on the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a program designed to provide voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.

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Horticulture Grads Return to Judge High School 'Field Day' at ESC

Seventeen students took part in the third annual Penn College High School Horticulture Field Day, held at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center.

Field Day

"This is a way to bring some high school students on campus to showcase our program, talk to our graduates and let them know there are many career paths in the 'green' industry – and have some friendly competition where they can win some prizes and some recognition for themselves and their schools," said Carl J. Bower Jr., horticulture instructor.

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Penn College Horticulture Students Among 'Career Day' Competitors

Students from Pennsylvania College of Technology were among the Top 10 finishers in their respective categories during the recent Professional Landscape Network's Student Career Days competition in Alabama.

Student Career Days

Horticulture instructor Carl J. Bower Jr. and alumnus Ronald Burger accompanied the group to the 37th annual Career Days, held March 7-10 at Auburn University. In addition to meeting prospective employers, the students competed in events directly related to the skills necessary for a "green" profession.

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Hydroculture Garden Grows Opportunities

No soil? No problem for this garden! Fresh learning opportunities are growing at Penn College, thanks to a hydroculture garden that is serving the needs of landscape/horticulture majors.

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Hydroculture Garden Grows Opportunities at Penn College

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May 2013
Student Award
Jeremy L. Thorne Jeremy L. Thorne
$1,000 Scholarship
Students Beautify Garden
During 'Day of Service'

Landscape/horticulture technology students and their instructor participated in the fifth annual PLANET Day of Service on Monday, observing Earth Day 2013 with seasonal cleanup at a city landmark.

PLANET Day of Service

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One College Avenue

Green Highways

From the seat of his Trek Madone bicycle, alumnus Jared B. Houseknecht observed the vast landscape of America, making mental notes for his future career. Read about Jared's journey in One College Avenue.

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