Camden Hills Regional High School

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Gardening & Horticulture (Spring)

Gardening & Horticulture can be taken alone or in addition to Sustainable Agriculture.  The spring session will focus on topics that relate to running a production greenhouse, maintaining an orchard and planning and planting a garden.  This course is entirely experiential and some topics will include germination, pest and disease management, propagation, and soil amendments. Students with an interest in business and developing entrepreneurial skills will enjoy the process of growing seeds and turning it into cash. A student is assessed based on daily work, occasional watering duty outside of class, and participation in the final exam, which is a shift in the annual plant sale in May.  Food grown in the school garden is used in our school cafeteria and occasionally enjoyed by students in the class.