Project Description

Narrative Summary

The Introduction to Landscape and Horticulture program develops introductory academic and practical skills in students that allow them to match a growing need in the horticulture/landscaping profession, while utilizing Native Species trees, flowers, and plants of the Carolinian Forrest Zone 37.

Over the course of four months, students will learn about safe work practices, plant identification, horticulture practices and operations, plant health, plant propagation, greenhouse operations, basic landscaping techniques, safety certifications and more.

The students will also complete a 2-month placement component of the program alongside Kayanase: Ecological Restoration, to use their knowledge and training for landscaping projects within the Six Nations community.

Admission Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED
  • Provide highschool transcript
  • Complete Academic Assessment
  • Must be comfortable lifting heavy weight, manual labour, and working outside

Course Outline

Major Topics include:

  • Trades Math Calculations
  • Horticulture 1
  • Introduction to Plant Propagation
  • Introduction to Landscaping
  • Small Equipment Operator & Workplace Safety
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Introduction to Nursery Management
  • and more!

Hours and Duration

Hours and duration: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm[In class instruction]